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Citing and referencing: Theses/Dissertations

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

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 and the accession number

 

Published Thesis

Format Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of thesis or dissertation (Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order no.)
Example

Bozeman, A. Jr. (2007). Age of onset as predictor of cognitive performance in children with seizure disorders. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest Dissertations and Theses. (UMI 3259752)

 

Unpublished Thesis

Format Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of thesis or dissertation (Unpublished Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis). Name of Institution, Location.
 

Imber, A. (2003).Applicant reactions to graduate recruitment and selection. (Unpublished Doctoral dissertation.) Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.