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APA Guide

About Citing Doctoral Dissertations and Masters Theses

In the box below, you will find examples of references and in-text citations for each source. Select the type of document you are citing using the tabs.

In-text citation examples shown are for paraphrases and summaries (Author-Date pattern). When citing a direct quote, you will also need to include either a page number or paragraph number (Author-Date-# pattern). Visit the In-Text Citations tab to the left for more information!

Remember:

  1. ‚ÄčIn-text citations are located within the text of your paper and references are located in the references page at the end of your paper.
  2. References use a hanging indentClick here for more information!
  3. References are double spaced

Important Note about Example References

Please note that APA formatting rules require that references be double spaced in the References list (see rule 6.22 in the Publication Manual). Due to space limitations, examples of APA references provided below are single spaced.

Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses

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