Title of dissertation/thesis: Use sentence case [Unpublished doctoral dissertation/master’s thesis].
Name of Institution Awarding the Degree
Published Dissertations and Theses
Database or archive name
Author, A. A.
Title of dissertation: Use sentence case [Doctoral dissertation, Name of Institution Awarding the Degree].
Title of thesis. [Master’s thesis, Name of Institution Awarding the Degree].
Adapted from American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000
Italicize the title
Identify whether source is doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis in parentheses after the title
Thesis, from a commercial database
Lope, M. D. (2014). Perceptions of global mindedness in the international baccalaureate middle years programme: The relationship to student academic performance and teacher characteristics (Order No. 3682837) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.
Dissertation, from an institutional database
Andrea, H. (2014). Effective networked nonprofit organizations: Defining the behavior and creating an instrument for measurement (Doctoral dissertation). https://etd.ohiolink.edu/
Unpublished master’s thesis
Curry, J. (2016). A guide to educating single mothers about early gang intervention and prevention (Unpublished master’s thesis). Pacific Oaks College.
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