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How to cite a thesis

In text citation:

Citing a Direct quote from a thesis

Johnson (2012, p. 26) states that "the political situation had a detrimental impact on fuel payments".

Paraphrasing from a thesis

Research into junior athletes suggests...(Appleton, 2009).

Reference list:
The elements which should be included in your bibliography/reference lists are :

(i) author (surname, initials)

(ii) year (in round brackets)

(iii) title (in italics)

(iv) degree level

(v) awarding body 

Example:

Appleton, P.R. (2009) Examining perfectionism in elite junior athletes: measurement and development issues. Unpublished PhD thesis. University of Bedfordshire.

If you are referencing a thesis from an online repository you can add:

  • Available at: URL
  • (Accessed: date)

Example:

Appleton, P.R. (2009) Examining perfectionism in elite junior athletes: measurement and development issues. PhD thesis. University of Bedfordshire. Available at: http://uobrep.openrepository.com/uobrep/handle/10547/133570 (Accessed: 1 August 2016).

Referencing      
This guide uses the UoB-Harvard system. Always consult your unit handbook or tutor to make sure you are using the correct system for the unit. Some subjects use other systems.
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