Citing Dissertations

For more information on APA citations (as well as APA paper formatting and writing style), please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2nd printing).

At Bates, the CSE citation style is most generally used by students in Biology classes and by student researchers working with Biology faculty.

As previously stated, a dissertation is a very specific type of source material.

More specifically, it is a finished, stand-alone document written under the backing of an institution, typically academic in nature.

It should be noted that the CSE style guide actually describes three different citation formats (i.e. There are subtle, but significant, differences between these styles and if your professor/adviser requires you to use "the CSE style" it's important to know which flavor they prefer!

If you are looking for quick formatting answers to a basic questions about the CSE citation styles, you might find what you are looking for in this quick guide from the CSE website.Sources: The content and most of the examples found in this guide come directly from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2nd printing) and the APA Style section of the Purdue OWL website.This guide is intended to serve as a quick-reference for APA-style citation formatting. Thesis or Dissertation Retrieved from Online Repository. "Charting Citizenship: The Political Participation of Immigrants in Richmond and Surrey, British Columbia." Ph D diss., University of British Columbia, 2007. Sample citation for a thesis retrieved from an online database: Brillinger, Marc A. Sample citation for a dissertation retrieved from Pro Quest database: Rose, John Stanley.APA Style also addresses general editorial issues and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.This guide does not discuss manuscript structure, writing style, mechanics of style, or data display.Generally, a citation will include information that answers 4 basic questions: who created the work, when the work was created, what the work is called, and where the work was found.To cite a dissertation in APA, you may have to include additional information depending on whether the dissertation was published or not.They also offer individual consultation appointments, via the link under "Consultations" on the main Research Commons page. In a piece of research, ideas taken from other people are indicated by placing the author's surname and the date of publication in rounded brackets (e.g. The bibliography at the end of the document then lists the references in alphabetical order by authors' surnames.


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