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Unpublished dissertations and theses

Dissertations and theses are examples of academic work and therefore must be cited properly if they have been used as a source, even though they may be unpublished. Reference list entries should include:

  • The name of the author
  • The year of completion
  • The title of the work - in italics
  • Type of work - 'Thesis', 'dissertation' etc
  • Level of degree - in brackets
  • Name of the institution to which the work was submitted.


CAMBELL, A.G., 1986. Media manipulation: the future for British government. Thesis. (PhD). Tewkesbury University.