Research for Thesis & Dissertation Literature Reviews: Find Thesis & Dissertation Models

PSU Student Work

Searching Dissertations & Masters Theses

The Dissertations & Masters Theses database can be searched by topic, institution and even advisor. 

Searching the database with advisor's name and institution

Lit Review Analysis

In writing your own literature review, it is helpful to analyze others. 

Consider the following when reading someone else's thesis or dissertation literature review: 

  • How long is it? 
  • How is it structured? 
  • Is the structure and objective of the literature review described to the reader? 
  • What is the tone of the author? What verb tense does the author use?