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Referencing: Theses & Dissertations

Guide to APA 6th referencing style used at ECU

Theses & Dissertations: General Reference Format

Dissertation or thesis from a database:
Author A. A. (2006). Title of doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis (Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis). Retrieved from Name of Database.
(Accession or Order No.)
 
Unpublished dissertation or thesis:
Author A. A. (2006). Title of doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis (Unpublished Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis). Name of Institution,
Location.

Theses & Dissertations: Sample References

Source   
In-text Reference
End-text Reference
Master's thesis

 (Aitken, 2001)

Aitken, J. P. (2001). Bioenergetics of the Australian giant cuttlefish (Sepia apama)  (Master's thesis). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (AAT MQ66476).
Doctoral dissertation

 (Pendar, 1982)

Pendar, J. E. (1982). Undergraduate psychology: Factors influencing decisions about college, curriculum and career (Doctoral dissertation). Dissertation Abstracts International. (University Microfilms No. 82-06, 181).
Unpublished dissertation or theses: Print
 
(Lock, 1993, p. 38)
Lock, G. (1993). The prevalence and sources of perceived occupational stress among teachers in Western Australian Government metropolitan primary schools (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, Australia.
Doctoral dissertation from an institutional database

(Sparrow, 2013)

Sparrow, H. (2013). Teaching excellence: An illusive goal in higher education teaching and learning (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/582/
 
Note: This example is from the ECU Research Online Database
Doctoral dissertation online

 (Weber, 2003)

Weber, C. E. (2003). Making common cause?: Western and Middle Eastern feminists in the international women’s movement, 1911-1948 (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?cc_num=osu1056139187

Dissertation or Thesis Reference

 

 

 

 

Dissertation or Thesis Reference

Learn how to format references for doctoral dissertations or master's theses, including published and unpublished versions available from a variety of sources.