Dissertations

Example - print dissertation

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A dissertation available only in print is considered to be unpublished.

 

Element

Example, including punctuation

Author (capitals)

Brown, C.M.

Year of approval of the degree by the awarding institution

(2003).

Title of the thesis or dissertation (italics)

The provision of information to prisoners in Scotland: an investigation into the requirement and current methods of delivery with recommendations for a framework of effective information provision.

Type of thesis or dissertation (Masters or Doctoral)

Unpublished Masters dissertation

Name of the degree awarding institution

The Robert Gordon University.

Location of institution

Aberdeen, Scotland.

 

The citation in your text will be

(Brown, 2003)

or, if you have quoted directly,

(Brown, 2003, p. 33).

If you have used the author(s) name(s) in your sentence then only the year of publication, with a page reference if necessary, is placed after it in brackets, eg

Brown (2003) suggests that ...

or, if you have quoted directly,

Brown (2003, p. 33) states that ...

Reference list/bibliography:

Brown, C.M. (2003). The provision of information to prisoners in Scotland: an investigation into the requirement and current methods of delivery with recommendations for a framework of effective information provision (Unpublished Masters dissertation). The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Associated examples

Electronic dissertation from the web

A dissertation made available electronically is considered to be published.

Sutton, I. (2007). An assessment of hand drilling potential in upland and lowland Dambo environments of Malawi (Masters dissertation, Cranfield University, UK). Retrieved from http://protosh2o.act.be/VIRTUELE_BIB/

(Sutton, 2007)