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MLA 8th - Referencing Guide



Standard format for citation


Author, Given Names. "Title of thesis: Subtitle." Diss. University, Year.



Author, Given Names. Title of thesis: Subtitle. University, Year of completion. Publisher, Year of publication.


From a full text database or repository:

Author, Given Names. (Year). "Title of thesis: Subtitle." Diss. University, Year of completion. Database or Repository Name (Identifier if given), Internet address.


Thesis in print: Unpublished

Kane, Sonia. "Acts of Coercion: Father-Daughter Relationships and the Pressure to Confess in British Women's Fiction, 1778-1814." Diss. City U of New York, 2003.

Woznica, Mirek. "A Counter-History of Art." Diss. Murdoch U, 1997.

Thesis in print: Published

Darling, Charles W. Giver of Due Regard: The Poetry of Richard Wilbur. Diss. U. of CT, 1977. Merganser Press, 1979.

Thesis from a full text database

Chew, Cynthia Mei-Li. "'It's Stupid Being a Girl!' The Tomboy Character in Selected Children’s Series Fiction." Diss. Murdoch U, 2009. Murdoch University Research Repository,