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APA 6th Edition

As per pages 207 and 208 in the APA Style manual, please use the following general examples to format the reference:

Doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis from a database service

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.)

  • In-text citation: (Author, year, p. X)

Unpublished dissertation or thesis

Author, A. A. (year). Title of doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis). Name of Institution, Location.

  • In-text citation: (Author, year, p. X)

Doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis from a university outside the United States and retrieved from a database service

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

For example:

Aspirot, S. (2004). Academic coaches and leadership (Master’s thesis, Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada). Retrieved from Proquest Dissertations and Theses database. (Publication No. AAT MQ93716)

  • In-text citation: (Aspirot, 2004, p. X)

For more information and examples, please visit pages 207 and 208 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010).

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. 

APA 7th Edition

Unpublished print dissertations/theses retrieved from university

Author, A. (year). Title of dissertation [Unpublished doctoral dissertation OR master's thesis]. Name of Institution.

  • In-text citation: (Author, year, p. X)
  • See pages 333-334 in the APA Style manual for information and examples.

Published dissertation/thesis retrieved from online database

Dissertation

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

Myers, S. (2018). In British Columbia's nature programs where hearts are rooted: A multiple case study of nature education in early childhood education [Doctoral dissertation, Royal Roads University]. Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global.

  • In-text citation: (Myers, 2018, p. 45)

Thesis

Author, A. (year). Title of thesis [Master's thesis, Name of Institution Granting Award]. Database Name.

Dawson, N. M. (2019). ławeyasens gayułas: Ancestral teachings to reclaim the roles of Kwakwaka'wakw women in governance and leadership [Master's thesis, Royal Roads University]. Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global.

  • In-text citation: (Dawson, 2019, p. 60)
  • See pages 333-334 in the APA Style manual for information and examples.

Published dissertation/thesis retrieved from university archive or personal website

Author, A. (year). Title of thesis [Master's thesis, Name of Institution Granting Award]. URL of university archive or personal website

Manuel, R. (2017). Like semaphore in the dark: There must be a better way to communicate [Master's thesis, Royal Roads University]. VIURRSpace. https://viurrspace.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/17238/Manuel_royalroads_1313O_10623.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

  • In-text citation: (Manuel, 2017, p. 39)
  • See pages 333-334 in the APA Style manual for information and examples.

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000