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MLA Style Guide: Theses

This guide covers how in-text citations and references should be formatted in the MLA Style, 9th Edition.


Reference: Author Last name, First name. Title. Year. Degree-awarding institution, Degree statement/type. Database (if online), Link/URL. 

Example: Allen, Sean. The Social and Moral Fibre of Celtic Tiger Ireland. 2009. University College Dublin, PhD thesis.


  • (Author Last name Page no) 
  • (Page no)


  • As argued elsewhere (Allen 55)….
  • Allen (55) disagrees with this….

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