Guide: How to cite a Dissertation in APA style
Use the following template to cite a dissertation using the APA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.
Key:Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the APA style.
Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.
Template:Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title (Level). Institution Name.
Example:Weavill, C. (2014). Analysis and Research into business roles and frameworks for games and how each specific role within that affects the end product (Bsc Hons Level 6). Staffordshire University.
Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.
Template(Author Surname, Year Published)
Example“People are the work force to making anything in life. If people are managed correctly and efficiently anything is possible” (Weavill, 2014)
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This LibGuide is to help you use the American Psychological Association (APA) style guide, which is frequently used for the social sciences including education, management, psychology, and the health sciences.
This guide can help you with the more fundamental tasks including:
1. Reference Formats - examples and explanations for citing your sources in the various formats for your References list
2. Formatting Your Paper - how to set up your paper including the margins, font, and your References list, and view a sample paper
3. In-text citations - also known as parenthetical notation - how to cite your references in the text of your paper
4. EndNote - bibliographic citation software, which can help format your citations and is freely available for download to CSS faculty, staff, and students
5. Ethically Use Sources - information on the College's academic honesty policy and turnitin, an online tool to detect where sources need to be cited
NOTE: This guide is in no way a replacement for the actual manual, which is several hundred pages long, and can be found in the Library on reserve or at a bookstore near you. Please consult the APA 6th edition manual for authoritative information in greater detail. Also feel free to talk with a librarian for more help.