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- Basic Guidelines for Citing Dissertations and Theses
- Citation Examples
- Enter author’s surname followed by no more than 2 initials (e.g. Smith JD)
- List names in the order they appear in the text
- Separate each author name by a comma and a space
- Enter the title of a dissertation or thesis as it appear in the original document
- Capitalize only the first word of a title, proper nouns, proper adjectives, acronyms, and initialisms
- Use a colon followed by a space to separate a title from a subtitle
Place of publication
- Place is defined as the city where the university or other institution granting the degree is located
- For U.S and Canadian cities, include the abbreviated state or province in the place of conference and place of publication (e.g. Ottawa (ON), Denver (CO) )
- For cities outside the U.S. and Canada, include the country name or country code. (e.g. Malaga (ES) or Malaga (Spain) )
- The publisher is the university or other institution granting the degree
- Record the name of the institution as it appears in the publication
Date of Publication
- Always give the year of publication
- Include the month of publication, if desired, after the year. E.g. 2008 Jan
- Abbreviate months to the first three letters (e.g. January becomes Jan)
1. Author AA. Title of dissertation [dissertation]. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication. Total number of pages.
2. Author AA. Title of thesis [master’s thesis]. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication. Total number of pages.
3. Gallitto E. A bio-ecological perspective of children's mental health: an empirical investigation into the unkowns of the differential sucsceptibility hypothesis [master's thesis]. Ottawa (ON): Carleton University; 2012. 116 p.
4. Collins B. Frontal lobe dysfunction in Alzheimer disease: assessment and prognostic significance [dissertation]. Ottawa (ON): University of Ottawa; 1998. 272 p.
5. Author AA. Title of dissertation [dissertation on the Internet]. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication. [cited YYYY MMM DD]. Available from: URL or database
6. Author AA. Title of thesis [master’s thesis on the Internet]. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of publication. [cited YYYY MMM DD]. Available from: URL
7. McCormick EV. Public health and population health: Leveraging electronic health record data for local population health surveillance [disseration on the internet]. Denver (CO): University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus; 2018. [cited 2019 Mar 1]. Available from: https://mountainscholar.org/handle/10968/2471?show=full
8. Conner MD. Evaluation of a school-based diabetes education intervention, an extension of program ENERGY [master's thesis on the internet]. Fort Collins (CO): Colorado State University; 2014. [cited 2019 Mar 1]. Available from: https://mountainscholar.org/handle/10217/88511