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Citing and referencing: Theses / Dissertations

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

Theses / Dissertations

Before using this guide check with your faculty, school or department for their specific referencing guidelines.

Notes:

Follow these examples closely for all layout, punctuation, spacing and capitalization.

Enter author's surname, followed by no more than 2 initials.

Only the first word of the Thesis / Dissertation title and words that normally begin with a capital letter are capitalized.

The place of publication is the city in which the conferring institution is located. For US and Canadian cities follow with the two letter state code in Appendix E, for all other cities us the two letter country code in Appendix D

In cases where the place of publication is not stated, source the location via alternative methods e.g. location of University and place this in square brackets.

Abbreviate months to their first 3 letters

Insert Dissertation for a PhD or master's thesis for a master's degree in square brackets [ ] following the title.

If you are estimating the number of pages include the p. after the page number, if you know how many pages that are in the thesis/dissertation, include the p. before the page number

For further details on citing Theses / Dissertations refer to Chapter 5 - Dissertations and Theses in Citing Medicine.

Print

Format

Author AA. Title of thesis [dissertation]. Place of publication: Publisher; Year. Number of pages

Example

O’Brien KA. The philosophical and empirical intersections of Chinese medicine and western medicine [dissertation]. Melbourne, AU; Monash University; 2006. 439 p.

or
 

Weisbaum LD. Human sexuality of children and adolescents: a comprehensive training guide for social work professionals [master's thesis]. Long Beach (CA): California State University; 2005. 200 p.


Electronic

For electronic Theses / Dissertations include in the citation  "on the internet" inside the square brackets, next to the title.
Also include the date viewed/cited

Format

Author AA. Title of thesis [dissertation on the Internet]. Place of publication: Publisher; Year. [cited YYYY abb. month DD]. Available from: URL  

Example

Bianchi M. Multiscale fabrication of functional materials for regenerative medicine [dissertation on the internet]. Bologna, IT: University of Bologna; 2011. [cited 2012 Dec 07]. Available from: http://ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22881-0


Microform

For electronic Theses / Dissertations include in the citation  "on microfiche" inside the square brackets, next to the title.

Format

Author AA. Title of thesis [dissertation on microfiche]. Place of publication: Publisher; Year. Number of pages. microform extent.

Example

Craft LL. Exercise and clinical depression: examining psychological mechanisms [dissertation on microfiche]. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University; 2002. 116 p. 2 microfiche: black & white, negative, 4 x 6 in.