Then the date appears, in parentheses, followed by a period.
Then, give the title of the dissertation, in italics, capitalizing only the first word and any proper nouns. My doctoral thesis (italicized) (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). You may often find published dissertations through databases.
The way to tell whether the work in question is published is to search their database, called Pro Quest Dissertations and Theses (Members of the CIIS community can access it through our library Web site).
If you find a record for the work in question, assume that it is published unless that record lists only an abstract (i.e., there’s no full text available and/or no link to order a copy).
Before the next period, type (Doctoral dissertation) in regular format. Then you must give the order number or accession number in parentheses, leaving off any end punctuation. After author name, date and title of the dissertation, type "Retrieved from" (but without the quotation marks) and the full address of the university database or specific page for the site. My doctoral thesis (italicized) (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Note the entry does not end with a period.
You want your readers to be able to access the source as easily as possible. Kristie Sweet has been writing professionally since 1982, most recently publishing for various websites on topics like health and wellness, and education. AAT 1451129.) Chicago citation format for a published dissertation: Author, year. Ph D dissertation, California Institute of Integral Studies. Dissertation, California Institute of Integral Studies. AAT 3411606.) MLA citation format for a published MA thesis: Author. The references entry changes slightly depending on whether the dissertation is published.For an unpublished piece, the entry begins with the author's name, inverted, ending with a period.The specific style for referencing a dissertation in APA style varies depending upon whether the paper is published and the format in which it appears.As explained in the sixth edition of the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association," citations in APA format generally include the author's last name and the year of publication.If you do not see it listed in this database, but know it was from a school in the United States, check with a reference librarian by sending an e-mail to askref [at] ciis [dot] edu. If the dissertation is from an institution in another country, and not listed in Pro Quest Dissertations and Theses, see if you can find it through one of the other dissertation links on the CIIS Library Research Resources page.