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Dissertation: Literature Review

LIterature review for dissertation

The same concepts you learned in previous courses about literature reviews apply to the dissertation as well. 

For Chicago students, the guide below should be a refresher from when Frances taught a session in your Research Methods course:

Databases to find others' dissertations

Find dissertations in full text:

Use APA PsycInfo to find the citation. Then search the first few words of the title in the database below. We might be able to request via ILLiad if you can't find it. 

Beyond peer reviewed sources

While you will still need to refer to empirical studies, in a dissertation you can cite more sources, depending on your topic. Use APA PsycInfo to find books, chapters, dissertations.

Type "" plus your search terms in Google to find government sources.

Use Google Scholar to find case laws.


Click "Case law" on Google Scholar page