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Referencing and assignment writing: Theses

Theses

WHO. (WHEN). WHAT. WHERE.

The format of references to theses/dissertations depends on whether or not the thesis has been published. 

  • Unpublished theses:

Author, A. A. (Year). Title [Unpublished doctoral/master's theses]. Name of Awarding Institution.

  • Published theses:

‚ÄčAuthor, A. A. (Year). Title [Doctoral/Master's theses, Name of Awarding Institution]. Database/Archive Name. URL

In-text citations follow the standard (Author, Date) or Author...(Date) format.

 

If your source is a thesis that has been published as a book follow the format for a book.

Style manual

If you cannot find a specific example of what you are looking for, use the complete APA manual.

APA Style - Quick Reference Guide

Reference list abbreviations

(APA, 2020, pp. 306-307)

Abbreviation

edition

ed.

Revised edition

Rev. ed.

second edition   

2nd ed.

Editor (editors)

Ed. (Eds.)

Translator(s)

Trans.

no date

n.d.

page (pages)

p. (pp.)

Volume (Volumes)

Vol. (Vols.)

Number

No.

Part

Pt.

Technical Report

Tech. Rep.

Supplement

Suppl.