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Music Citation Guide: Dissertations & Theses

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Dissertations and theses are actually unpublished documents, which is why they aren't cited using the same method used for books. 

Citations include the name of the institution that conferred the degree and the type of degree associated with the document (D.M.A., PhD, Master's, etc.)

Citation Templates and Examples

  Print Dissertations & Theses (APA 7.05)
Author, A. A. (year). Title of dissertation or thesis. (Doctoral dissertation or master's thesis). Name of institution, Location.

Fairfield, S. M. (2010). Creative thinking in elementary general music: a survey of teachers' perceptions and practices. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA..
 
  Online Dissertations & Theses (APA 7.05.41)
Author A. A. (year). Title of dissertation or thesis. (Doctoral dissertation or master's thesis). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order No.)

Fairfield, S. M. (2010). Creative thinking in elementary general music: a survey of teachers' perceptions and practices. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://ir.uiowa.edu/etd/798/