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Citation Help: Dissertations & Theses

MLA Citation Examples: Dissertations & Theses

Important Elements for Print Sources

  • Author (Last, First)
  • Title of document
  • Degree awarded
  • Document type
  • University conferring degree
  • Year of completion
  • Medium

Important Elements for Online Sources

  • Author (Last, First)
  • Title of document
  • Degree awarded
  • Document type
  • University conferring degree
  • Year of completion
  • Title of website
  • Date accessed (Day Month Year)

Print Dissertations and Theses

Works Cited List

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of document." Degree awarded, document type, University conferring degree, Year of completion. Print.

Perkins, Boyd B."The documents, personal music collections, and artifacts contained in the Goldman Band Library at the University of Iowa." D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 2004. Print.


Online Dissertations and Theses

Works Cited List

Author Last Name, Author First Name. "Title of document." Degree awarded, document type, University conferring degree, Year of completion. Title of website. Web. Date accessed [Day Month Year].

Phillips-Farley, Barbara. "A history of the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa, 1966-1991." D.M.A. diss., University of Iowa, 1991. Iowa Research Online. Web. 1 June 2014.

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