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APA 6th Edition Citation Style

Dissertation / Thesis (Database)

Citation Elements in Order:  
1.  Author: Doaa H. Rashed
2.  Publication date: 2008
3.  Title of doctoral dissertation or master's thesis: A case study of international ESL learners’ perceptions of technology use in
  English language learning
4.  Form of work: master's thesis
5.  Name of database: Proquest Dissertations and Theses
6.  Accession or order number: UMI 1456443

 

Document Example:

dissertation/thesis, library database

 

Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:

  • Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
  • Use italics and "sentence-style" capitalization for dissertation / thesis titles.
  • Identify the work as a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis in parentheses after the title.
  • If the paper was retrieved through a library database, give the accession or order number at the end of the reference. This can be located within the first pages of the thesis text.

Rashed, D.H. (2008). A case study of international ESL learners’ perceptions of technology use in English language learning (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1456443)

 

In-Text Citations:

Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.

(Rashed, 2008)

 

Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.

Rashed (2008) examines ESL students’ perceptions of technology use in the classroom.