Apa Style Reference Of Dissertation

Citation Elements in Order: 

 

Document Example:

 

Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:

  • Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
  • Use italics and "sentence-style" capitalization for dissertation / thesis titles.
  • Identify the work as a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis in parentheses after the title.
  • If the paper was retrieved through a library database, give the accession or order number at the end of the reference. This can be located within the first pages of the thesis text.

Rashed, D.H. (2008). A case study of international ESL learners’ perceptions of technology use in English language learning (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1456443)

 

In-Text Citations:

Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.

(Rashed, 2008)

 

Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.

Rashed (2008) examines ESL students’ perceptions of technology use in the classroom.

Theses & dissertations can be found in various places; as such, there are a few ways to cite them.
General guidelines:
-Italicize the title of the doctoral dissertation or master's thesis
-Identify the work as a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis in parenthesis after the title
-If the work was found in a database, identify the database and provide the accession or order number in parenthesis at the end of the reference.


For dissertations & theses found in a database:

Nie, Y. (2014). Information-geometric method for multiple neuronal spike data analysis (Doctoral dissertation).
     Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (Order No. 3645760).

For dissertations & theses found from an institutional database (such as an institutional repository):

Nie, Y. (2014). Information-geometric method for multiple neuronal spike data analysis (Doctoral dissertation).
     Retrieved from https://www.uleth.ca/dspace /handle/10133/3528

For dissertations & theses found online (not in an IR):

Ishola, A. G. (2014). Predicting career success using multiple conceptualizations of person-environment fit
      (Master's thesis). Retrieved from  https://www.myownsite.ca

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