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MLA Citation Style Guide: 7th Edition

Dissertation and Theses: Unpublished

General, Electronic:

Last-name, First-name. “Title of Dissertation.” Diss. Place of Study, Year. Title of Database. Web. Date Month Year of Access.

Example:

Forrester, Pearl. “Psychological Distress and Repeated Television Viewing.” Diss. Miskatonic University, 1990. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Web. 13 May 2010.


General, Print:

Last-name, First-name. “Title of Dissertation.” Diss. Place of Study, Year. Print.

Example:

Forrester, Pearl. “Psychological Distress and Repeated Television Viewing.” Diss. Miskatonic University, 1990. Print.

Dissertation and Theses: Published

General Rule:

Author's Last-name, First-name. Title of Disstertaion. Diss. Place of Study, Year. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Format.

Example:

Diamond, Oscar. How to Care for Your Diabetic Cat. Diss. West Virginia University, 1999. New York: Knopf, 2000. Print.