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APA 6th Edition

Since one person wrote the dissertation, you don't need to break out the chapters because your in-text citations will point people to the relevant sections of the text. Accordingly, you only need to reference the dissertation, versus referencing specific chapters within the dissertation:

Author, A. A. (year). Title of doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis (Doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis). Retrieved from Name of Database. (Accession or Order No.)

For more information on referencing dissertations, please see "How do I reference a PhD dissertation or MA thesis in APA style?".

APA 7th Edition

Since one person wrote the dissertation, you don't need to break out the chapters because your in-text citations will point people to the relevant sections of the text. Accordingly, you only need to reference the dissertation, versus referencing specific chapters within the dissertation:

Author, A. (year). Title of dissertation [Doctoral dissertation, Name of Institution Granting Award]. Database Name.

For more information on referencing dissertations, please see How do I reference a PhD dissertation or MA thesis in APA style?.