Thesis or Dissertation

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

Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

…was found in a recent study.(7)

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

7. Author. Title: subtitle [book type]. [Place of publication]: Publisher; Year of publication. Pages.

Reference list example

7. Cassidy ME. Thirteenth-century English Cistercian monasteries: monastic spaces and their meanings [master's thesis]. [Melbourne]: University of Melbourne; 1997.124 p.

Style notes for this referencing type

  • Book type: for masters level use thesis, for doctorate level use dissertation.
  • Place of publication is the University’s location.
    • For cities that are not well known follow with the country name either written out in full or as the ISO country code. For example: Melbourne (Australia) OR Melbourne (AU).
  • Publisher is the University.
  • Capitalise only the first word of a title (as well as words that would normally begin with a capital letter).
  • Commonly used words in publisher names may be abbreviated. For example: Dept. for Department.

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