Mla citation style (8th ed 2016) thesis or dissertation retrieved from online repository format: author last name, first name or initial year of pub title of thesis date of publication publisher, description of work container (name of repository), location (url or doi) sample citation for a. Kate l turabian's manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations presents two basic documentation systems: notes-bibliography style (or simply bibliography style) and author-date style (sometimes called reference list style) these styles are essentially the same as those presented in the chicago. Thesis structure: last, first m title ma or ms thesis name of university, year published web date accessed dissertation structure: last name, first name title diss name of university, year published web date accessed note: mla7 does not require the url in the citation your teacher or professor will advise you. How to cite references in your text 2 how to organize the reference list (works cited) 3 abbreviations used in mla style 4 abstract 5 advertisement 6 audiovisual material 7 bible and other sacred writings 8 book 9 cd-rom 10 conference proceedings 11 dataset 12 digital file 13 dissertation or thesis 14. Contents of this page formatting your bibliography a sample bibliography formatting bibliographic entries: article book dissertation encyclopedia government document interview performance or dvd secondary source online source. Dissertation and theses: published general rule: author's last-name, first- name title of disstertaion diss place of study, year place of publication: publisher, year of publication format example: diamond, oscar how to care for your diabetic cat diss west virginia university, 1999 new york:. One of the primary reasons to cite sources and to include a comprehensive bibliography is to provide verification that proper research has been conducted and that all claims made can be supported by facts anyone reading a thesis or research paper can quickly reference the citation noted in the bibliography and then seek. A dissertation is a unique type of source it is a finished, stand-alone work written under the auspices of an institution in a change from the previous edition of the mla handbook, we do not distinguish between published and unpublished dissertations to cite a dissertation, include in the entry the author,.
The politics department has adopted the mla citation format for in-text or parenthetical citations, in which an abbreviated source citation is placed within the text of the paper in parentheses the mla citation style is the method established by the modern language association for documenting sources. Ask your primary mentor which style to use, then come to the writing center for further guidance basic mla facts always double space, including the text of your paper, quotations, notes, and the list of works cited unless otherwise instructed, use one-inch margins top, bottom, left, and right use parenthetical citations to. Helpful tips for your citation our citation guides provide detailed information about all types of sources in mla, apa, chicago and turabian styles if required by your instructor, you can add annotations to your citations just select add annotation while finalizing your citation you can always edit a citation as well. Author, f m (publication year) title of dissertation/thesis (doctoral dissertation or master's thesis) retrieved from name of database (accession or order no) knight, k a (2011) media epidemics: viral structures in literature and new media (doctoral dissertation) retrieved from mla international bibliography database.
Referencing acknowledges the sources that you use to write your essay or assignment paper please see the section of this guide regarding intellectual honesty and plagiarism in-text citations are used throughout your writing to acknowledge the sources of your information the full references for the. Modern language association (mla) style guide the mla system uses in-text citations rather than footnotes or endnotes the citations in-text are very brief, usually just the author's family name and a relevant page number these citations correspond to the full references in the list of works cited at the end of the document. There is more information available today, in more formats, than ever before, so the way we cite sources needs to evolve to keep pace mla 8 was designed to simplify the process, helping writers accurately and intuitively cite sources more easily, requiring that every source type follow the same format this means that.
For the best printing results for this guide, use the printer-friendly pdf format graduate students and professional writers might also need to consult the mla style manual and guide to scholarly publishing, 3rd ed [print] keep track of your document references/citations and format your reference lists easily with citation. The recommendations in this guide are based on the 8th edition (2016) of the mla handbook for more in-depth explanation of formatting and preparing works cited lists, please consult the 8th edition of the mla handbook, available at the library reference desk, or the mla style center, stylemlaorg.
Mla style footnotes & bibliography the university of toledo libraries the mla handbook advocates in-text referencing the two main features of in- text referencing are parenthetical references and the works cited page instead of the traditional endnotes or footnotes, the writer uses references enclosed in. Mla does not provide official citation formats for dissertations and theses retrieved from online sources, but we recommend the use of the works cited list dissertations and theses database pecore, joanna theresa sounding the spirit of cambodia: the living tradition of.
Citations for dissertations/master's theses should include the following: 1 name of author 2 title of dissertation/thesis (italicized) 3 date of publication 5 institution granting the degree (optional) 6 description of the work (optional) 7 database and url if accessed through a database or repository. There are two types of citation in mla referencing: in-text citations, which are found in the main body of the work and contain a fraction of the full bibliographical information, and reference lists, which are located at the end of the main work and list full information for all sources mentioned within the work in text citations in. Works cited -- general rules works cited -- books one author two or three authors more than three authors e-books compilation or anthology a translation more help books by one author mla suggests that the citation for a dissertation can be similar to those for books, but no standard format is prescribed. Mla style guide - how to cite thesis/dissertation in your works cited.