Apa Referencing Doctoral Dissertation Database

Citation Elements in Order: 

 

Document Example:

 

Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:

  • Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
  • Use italics and "sentence-style" capitalization for dissertation / thesis titles.
  • Identify the work as a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis in parentheses after the title.
  • If the paper was retrieved through a library database, give the accession or order number at the end of the reference. This can be located within the first pages of the thesis text.

Rashed, D.H. (2008). A case study of international ESL learners’ perceptions of technology use in English language learning (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1456443)

 

In-Text Citations:

Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.

(Rashed, 2008)

 

Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.

Rashed (2008) examines ESL students’ perceptions of technology use in the classroom.

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

FormatAuthor, 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Unpublished Thesis

FormatAuthor, 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 Title of thesis or dissertation (Unpublished Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis).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 (Unpublished Doctoral dissertation.)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.

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