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APA Style Guide: Theses

This guide explains how to use the APA Style. It includes a short tutorial.

Unpublished Theses

Reference: Author Last name, Initials. (Year). Title of dissertation. [Unpublished doctoral dissertation or masters thesis]. Name of Institution Awarding Degree.

Example: Moore, N. A. (2001). The Celtic Tiger and the Welsh Dragon: Urban Redevelopment in Dublin Docklands and Cardiff Bay, 1987-2000 [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University College Dublin.

In-Text-Citation:

  • Author Last name (year)
  • (Author Last name, year)

Example:

  • Moore (2001) argues….
  • Another approach (Moore, 2001) argues….

 

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Published Theses

These may be published in databases, institutional repositories, the author's website or elsewhere.

Reference: Author Last name, Initials. (Year). Title of dissertation [Doctor dissertation, Name of Institution Awarding Degree]. Name of Database or Archive. URL

Example: Moran, O. (2017). The self, perspective-taking and adolescent mental health: a contextual behavioural science approach [Doctoral dissertation, University College Dublin]. Research Repository UCD. https://researchrepository.ucd.ie/handle/10197/11096

In-Text-Citation:

  • Author Last name (year)
  • (Author Last name, year)

Example:

  • Moran (2017) argues….
  • Another approach (Moran, 2017) argues….

 

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Still unsure why you need to reference all this information? Check here.

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