You may need to consult more than one section to accurately represent the source used (eg. number of authors and source descriptions)

Theses are not discussed in the manual used in the compilation of the Harvard examples for this module. Our librarians suggest the following, however we advise that you check  your subject guidelines or with your tutor for the recommended format.

Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

Considine (1986, p. 36) has shown…


…was found (Considine 1986, p. 36).

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author of thesis (Year of preparation of thesis), ‘Title of thesis’, Type of thesis, Institution issuing degree, Location of institution.

Reference list example

Considine M (1986), 'Australian insurance politics in the 1970s: two case studies', Thesis (Ph.D.), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Style notes for this reference type

  • Thesis titles are not italicised and appear within quotation marks. Minimal capitalisation is recommended. Capitalise only the first word of the title and any proper nouns. Subtitles are not capitalised and are separated from the main title by a colon.
  • There is no comma or full-stop between the author and year of publication. Commas are used to separate all other elements. The reference entry finishes with a full-stop.

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