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Referencing Style Guide: Thesis/Dissertation

Thesis and Dissertations - Reference List


Harris, L. (2014). Instructional leadership perceptions and practices of elementary school leaders [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Virginia.

Surname, A. B. (year of writing). Title of Thesis [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University Name. DOI link


Stell, M. K. (2017). Half the race: A history of Australian women in sport [Doctoral dissertation, Australian National University].

Hollander, M. M. (2017). Resistance to authority: Methodological innovations and new lessons from the Milgram experiment (Publication No. 10289373) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Surname, A. B. (year of publication). Title of Thesis [Doctoral dissertation, University]. Link or Database

Note: Unpublished works are usually retrieved directly from the college or university in print form, whereas published works are usually available from a database.
For unpublished dissertations or theses, the university name appears at the end of the reference, after [Unpublished doctoral dissertation], whereas for published dissertations and theses, the university name appears in the same square bracket as Doctoral dissertation.


Thesis and Dissertations - In-Text Citation

Harris (2014) states that leadership …
According to Stell (2017), women athletes have encountered …