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MLA Citation Style, 7th Edition: Thesis or Dissertation

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to MLA style citations.

5.5.25 (p. 180)

Example 1 – MA Thesis

IT:     (Gaudette 47)

WC:   Gaudette, Stacey Leigh. "Genêt Unmasked: Examining the Autobiographical in Janet Flanner." MA thesis.

                  U of Lethbridge, 2006. Print.


Example 2 – PhD Dissertation

IT:     (Thomson 145-51)

WC:   Thomson, David. "Tracing the Networks of Postmodernity: Media and Technology in the Novels of Martin

                  Amis and Don DeLillo." Diss. U of British Columbia, 2001. Print.


NOTE: The above examples should be used to cite unpublished theses and dissertations. For examples of citations for published theses and dissertations, see the MLA Handbook (5.5.26).