How to Cite a Thesis or Dissertation in MLA
Citing a Thesis or Dissertation
Thesis – A document submitted to earn a degree at a university.
Dissertation – A document submitted to earn an advanced degree, such as a doctorate, at a university.
MLA Thesis Citation Structure:
Last, First M. Title. MA or MS Thesis. Name of University, Year Published. Web. Date accessed.
MLA Dissertation Citation 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 to include the URL or not. The URL belongs in a bracket and goes at the end of the citation.
Wilson, Peggy Lynn. Pedagogical Practices in the Teaching of English Language in Secondary Public Schools in Parker County. Diss. University of Maryland, 2011. Web. 4 Apr. 2011.
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