Dissertation/Thesis citations should always include the following:
Name of author(s)
Year of publication
Title of work
Identification of work
Other information you may need:
Accession, Order, Dissertation/Thesis, or UMI Number
Institution Name, Location
- Only the first word of the title and subtitle should be capitalized, except for proper nouns.
- Italicize the Dissertation/Thesis title.
- Identify the work as a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis in parentheses after the title.
- If the paper is available through a database, give the accession/order/UMI No. in parentheses at the end of the reference.
- If the work is retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses or another published source include this information in the reference.
Dissertation/Theses from a Commercial Database
McNiel, D.S. (2006). Meaning through narrative: A personal narrative discussing growing up with an alcoholic mother (Publication No. 1434728)
[Doctoral Thesis, California State University- Long Beach]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.
Dissertations/Theses for an Institutional Database/Repository
Adams, R. J. (1973). Building a foundation for evaluation of instruction in higher education and continuting education
[Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University]. Ohio Link Electronic Theses & Dissertation Center. http://rave.
Smith, A. (1978). Three studies of human information processing: Texture amplification, motion representation, and
figure-ground segregation [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Duke University.