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APA Style: Theses/Dissertations

APA Referencing

Published Theses/Dissertations

A published dissertation is a book and should be cited accordingly. 


Unpublished dissertation/thesis


In-text citation

(Lane, 2002).


Reference List

Lane, P. (2002). An exploration of the health and social care needs and experiences of family carers of older people. [Unpublished doctoral

dissertation]. Waterford Institute of Technology.



Author(s)' surname, Initials. (Year of publication). Title of thesis/dissertation. [Description - doctoral dissertation or master's thesis]. Institution where thesis/dissertation is held.