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APA (7th Edition) Referencing Guide

Guide to APA citation style using the 7th Edition of the APA Style Manual. This guide is in Beta mode, and some links and pages will become available shortly.

Theses and dissertations

A thesis is an unpublished document produced by student as part of the requirements for the degree. They come at various levels (e.g. Honours, Masters, PhD, etc). Check with your lecturer before using a thesis for your assignment.

Format

Online:

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of thesis: Subtitle [Type of thesis, name of institution awarding degree]. Name of archive or site. URL

Stored in a database:

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of thesis: Subtitle [Type of thesis, name of institution awarding degree]. Database Name.

In print:

Author, A. A. (Date). Title: Subtitle [Type of thesis]. Name of institution awarding the degree. 

Unpublished:

Author, A. A. (Date). Title: Subtitle [Unpublished type of thesis]. Name of institution awarding the degree. 

Examples

Lienart, G. H. (2016). Effects of temperature and food availability on the antipredator behaviour of juvenile coral reef fishes [Doctoral thesis, James Cook University]. ResearchOnline@JCU. https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/47533/

Hawkins, E. J. (1999). Artist and model: Shaping the creative process [Unpublished master's thesis]. James Cook University.

 

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