Harvard Referencing Phd Dissertation Sample

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Notes:

Follow these examples closely for all layout, punctuation, spacing, italicizing and capitalizing.

The title should be italicized and followed by Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis in brackets.

If the work is retrieved from a database it should include the name of the database and the accession number

 

Published Thesis

FormatAuthor, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of thesis or dissertation (Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order no.)
Example

Bozeman, A. Jr. (2007). Age of onset as predictor of cognitive performance in children with seizure disorders. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest Dissertations and Theses. (UMI 3259752)

 

Unpublished Thesis

FormatAuthor, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of thesis or dissertation (Unpublished Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis). Name of Institution, Location.
 

Imber, A. (2003).Applicant reactions to graduate recruitment and selection. (Unpublished Doctoral dissertation.) Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The basics of a Reference List entry for an unpublished thesis:

  • Author. The surname is followed by first initials.
  • Year.
  • Title (in single inverted commas).
  • Level of Thesis.
  • University.
  • City.

Example:
​Suwetwattanakul, C 2010, 'Developing a knowledge sharing model for the implementation of the learning organization in Thailand', PhD thesis, Victoria University, Melbourne.       

 

Please note:

  • A thesis can come in a number of formats, i.e. they can be published, unpublished or retrieved from a database.
  • The principles when referencing a thesis are similar to those employed when referencing a book. 
  • The example above is for an unpublished thesis, examples for an online or a published thesis can be found below.

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