Bibliography Example For Thesis

The Bibliography or List of References appears after the Body of the Document.  It is a complete listing of all cited resources used to create your document.  Even though Journal Model authors may have individual Reference sections for each article, this complete Reference list of all citations must appear at the end of the entire manuscript.

Reference lists are formatted according to the instructions provided by the most recent edition of your chosen style manual.  In some cases, style manuals do not contain up-to-date instructions on documentation of electronic publications (i.e., E-mail, software, electronic journals, etc.), government documents, or legal documents.  When the department’s style manual fails to provide sufficient instructions regarding bibliographic documentation, it is suggested that the student consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) or a style manual associated with their discipline.  Specialized style manuals for citing legal material and electronic information are available in the Newton Gresham Library.

 

NOTE:  The example List of References below is based on the APA Style Manual (American Psychological Association). 

CHECKLIST FOR BODY OF THESIS

  • Includes a complete listing of all resources cited in the document.
  • Appropriately formatted according to chosen style guide.  Should be double-spaced throughout with no extra spacing unless chosen style guide dictates otherwise.
     

Thesis – A document submitted to earn a degree at a university.

Dissertation – A document submitted to earn an advanced degree, such as a doctorate, at a university.


Citing a thesis or dissertation from a database

Structure:

Last, F.M. (Date published). Title (Doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis). Retrieved from database name. (Accession or Order no.)

 

Example:

Knight, K.A. (2011). Media epidemics: Viral structures in literature and new media (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from MLA International Bibliography Database. (Accession No. 2013420395)

 


Citing a thesis or dissertation from the web

Structure:

Knight, K.A. (2011). Media epidemics: Viral structures in literature and new media (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from MLA International Bibliography Database. (Accession No. 2013420395)

Note: Identify the work as a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis in parentheses after the title.


Example:

Wilson, P.L. (2011). Pedagogical practices in the teaching of English language in secondary public schools in Parker County (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://drum.lib.umd.edu/bitstream/1903/11801/1/Wilson_umd_0117E_12354.pdf

 


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