Thesis – a document submitted to earn a degree at a university dissertation – a document submitted to earn an advanced degree, such as a doctorate, at a university citing a thesis or dissertation from a database structure: ads keep us free upgrade to remove report this ad last, fm (date published) title ( doctoral. For example, a complete citation for a published dissertation would look like this: crowe, b d (2010) i ain't fattening frogs for snakes: an inquiry into the application of creativity research to teaching practice (doctoral dissertation) retrieved from proquest dissertations and theses (accession order no aat 3411606). Doctoral dissertation general form: author, a a (yyyy) title of doctoral dissertation or master's thesis (doctoral dissertation or master's thesis) retrieved from name of database (accession or order no) fraser, r a (1999) decision making in child custody: a comparison of legal and mental health. The basics of a reference list entry for an unpublished thesis: author the surname is followed by first initials year (in round brackets) title level of thesis (in round brackets) university city country the first line of each citation is left adjusted every subsequent line is indented 5-7 spaces example: suwetwattanakul, c. A published doctoral dissertation usually resides in a database, such as the networked digital library of theses and dissertations (ndltd) or the proquest dissertations & theses database as such, the apa reference for published dissertations should include the database where it can be found and the accession or. Examples of in-text citations - apa style apa format follows the author-date method of in-text citation the author's last name and the year of publication of the source must appear in the text include page number(s) if you need to be specific (eg direct quotes).
American psychological association (apa): unpublished dissertations an entry for an unpublished doctoral dissertation available on microfilm and listed in dissertation abstracts international (dai) appears as follows: bower, d l (1993) employee assistant programs supervisory referrals: characteristics of referring and. Doctoral dissertations and master's theses (apa 705) unpublished theses and dissertations: jordan, j j (2005) psychosocial effects of gifted programming ( unpublished master's thesis) university of saskatchewan, saskatoon, canada berg, d h (2003) prospective leadership development in colleges and. Apa (american psychological association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences this resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the dissertation, unpublished lastname, f n (year ) title of dissertation (unpublished doctoral dissertation) name of. 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,.
Dissertations or theses retrieved from a database (per apa, p 208, #40): kirwan, j g (2005) an experimental study of the effects of small-group, face-to- face facilitated dialogues on the development of self-actualization levels: a movement towards fully functional persons (doctoral dissertation) retrieved from proquest. Data sets scrivner, e m (1996) role of police psychology in controlling excessive force in 50 large cities in the united states, 1992 [data file and codebook] http://doiorg/103886/icpsr06402v1 doctoral dissertations lastname, f m (year) title of doctoral dissertation (doctoral dissertation) retrieved.
Article in a scholarly journal article in a popular magazine article in a newspaper book or media review entire book chapter or section of a book article in a reference book, dictionary or encyclopedia published conference paper government document eric document unpublished thesis or dissertation web page. Apa citation style (6th ed) see pages 40-41 in the manual for more detail sample citation for a dissertation retrieved from proquest database: aguiar, l ( 2001) the 'dirt' on the contract cleaning industry in toronto: cleanliness and work reorganization (doctoral dissertation) retrieved from proquest.
Please visit pages 207 and 208 in the publication manual of the american psychological association (american psychological association, 2010) for more information and examples, but see below for three general examples: doctoral dissertation or master's thesis from a database service author, a a. Author: doaa h rashed 2 publication date: 2008 3 title of doctoral dissertation or master's thesis: a case study of international esl learners' perceptions of technology use in english language learning 4 form of work: master's thesis 5 name of database: proquest dissertations and theses 6 accession or order. Doctoral dissertations and master's theses notes: follow these examples closely for all layout, punctuation, spacing, italicizing and capitalizing the title should be italicized and followed by doctoral dissertation or master's thesis in brackets if the work is retrieved from a database it should include the name of the database.