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Citing and referencing: Theses/Dissertations

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Theses/Dissertations

Thesis, print

*no quote marks, no italics
*insert masters thesis, honours thesis, doctoral thesis as necessary

Reference list Howie, L 2008, Terrorsex: witnesses and the reanimation of 9/11 as image event, commodity and pornography, doctoral thesis, Monash University, Melbourne.
Paraphrasing - Author prominent Howie (2008) argues that major cities are crucial targets for displays of terrorism.
Paraphrasing - Information prominent The commodification of terrorism is analysed (Howie 2008).
Quoting - Author prominent Howie (2008, p. 68) suggests 'fiction and reality are not easily distinguishable when they are both images'.
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Quoting - Information prominent Televisual images are 'substitutes or simulations, for being first-hand witnesses of terrorism' (Howie 2008, p. 155).
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Thesis, online

*always check that a thesis available on the open internet is authentic

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Clark, PG 2011, Synthesis of interlocked molecules by olefin metathesis, doctoral thesis, California Institute of Technology, California, viewed 31 January 2012, http://thesis.library.caltech.edu/5981/1/Paul_Clark_PhD_Thesis__8-10-2010.pdf

Paraphrasing - Author prominent

The thesis (Clark 2011) extends research into interlocked architectures.
Paraphrasing - Information prominent A number of methods were tested and rejected (Clark 2011).
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Clark (2011, p. 183) amusingly characterises this polymer as a molecular 'charm bracelet'.
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Quoting - Information prominent Interlocked molecules are defined as 'discrete molecules that contain no covalent bonds between them, but that cannot be separated without cleavage of at least one covalent bond' (Clark 2011, p. 2).
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Thesis from a database

*preferred source of electronic theses

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Kato, SF 2011, The popular music canon and the neglect of mainstream rock, masters thesis, California State University, Fullerton, (online Proquest).
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*insert masters thesis, honours thesis, doctoral thesis as necessary

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Kato (2011) interrogates the dominant values which have excluded mainstream rock from the literature.
Paraphrasing - Information prominent The introduction of mainstream rock to music research literature is justified (Kato 2011).
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According to Kato (2011, p. 20), 'heavy metal artists included complex meters such as 5/4 and 7/8, extremely high and low ranges, abrupt tempo changes, and harmonic complexity'.
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Quoting - Information prominent It has been claimed that 'the main audience for mainstream rock is probably educated, middle-class, and suburban or metropolitan' (Kato 2011, p. 3).
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