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Doctoral dissertations and master's theses

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For an unpublished thesis:
Author, A. A. (Year). Title (Unpublished doctoral dissertation/Master's thesis). Institution issuing degree, City, Country.

For a thesis available through a database service, such as ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database, include the name of the database and the accession or order number in the reference:
Author, A. A. (Year). Title (Doctoral dissertation/Master's thesis). Retrieved from Name of Database. (Accession or Order No.)

For a thesis from an institutional database:
Author, A. A. (Year). Title (Doctoral dissertation/Master's thesis). Retrieved from web address

For a thesis available on the web:
Author, A. A. (Year). Title (Doctoral dissertation/Master's thesis, Institution issuing degree). Retrieved from web address

When citing the abstract for a thesis, as from Dissertation Abstracts International:
Author, A. A. (Year). Title. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section. Title of section, Volume(Issue), Number of abstract.

 


For example - In text citation

Considine (1986) has shown ...
OR
... was found (Considine, 1986).

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