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Citing and referencing: Theses / Dissertations

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

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Thesis

Elements required when referencing a Thesis or Dissertation:

Initials, Author(s), M.S. thesis, Ph.D. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation, Place of Publication, Year of Publication.

 

Thesis / Dissertation

 

Format

A.A. Surname, M.S. thesis, Place of Publication, year of publication

or

A.A. Surname, Ph.D. thesis, Place of Publication, year of publication

or

A.A. Surname, Ph.D. dissertation, Place of Publication, year of publication

Example

J.L. Carter, M.Sc. thesis, Monash University, 1971

or

T.E. Freeman, Ph.D. thesis, Monash University, 1973

or

R.E. Teodorescu, Ph.D. dissertation, The George Washington University, 2009

 

 

Electronic Thesis / Dissertation

The same elements are required as that of a print thesis dissertation, as well as the inclusion of the database or direct link to where it was retrieved.

Format

A.A. Surname, M.S. thesis, Place of Publication, year of publication, Retrieved from

or

A.A. Surname, Ph.D. thesis, Place of Publication, year of publication, (online database)

Example

C.J. Noble, M.S. thesis, Monash University, 2001. Retrieved from http://arrow.monash.edu.au/hdl/1959.1/9064

or

Y. Wang, Ph.D. dissertation, Kansas State University, 2010 (online Proquest)