Sample of LaTeX thesis source files
How to write a LaTeX class file for my thesis
To install it as a document class on your home computer, download itand either put it in the same directory as your thesis files,or follow the instructions for your TeX installation on installing newLaTeX document classes.
Latex Files for Drexel University's Thesis Format
If you have just run latex several times to create a file, then you need to type pdflatex only once; otherwise you should run pdflatex and bibtex in the same sequence as you would run latex and bibtex, respectively, when creating a file.
Doing Purdue University Theses Using LaTeX Mark Senn ..
I used MiKTeX 2.5 on Windows XP and the WinEdt 5.4 editor to preparemy thesis, but in principle this set of files should work with anyLaTeX system on any platform.