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MLA referencing style: Theses

A guide to using the MLA referencing system for in-text citations and reference lists.


Material type In-Text Example Works Cited Example
Thesis: Unpublished (Stolley 100) Stolley, Karl. Toward a Conception of Religion as a Discursive Formation: Implications for Postmodern Composition Theory. 2002. Purdue U, MA dissertation.
Thesis: Published (Bile 250)

Bile, Jeffry. Ecology, Feminism, and a Revised Critical Rhetoric Toward a Dialectical Partnership. 2005. Ohio U, PhD dissertation.

Thesis: Retrieved From a Database (Pecore 123) Pecore, Joanna Theresa. Sounding the Spirit of Cambodia: The Living Tradition of Khmer Music and Dance-Drama in a Washington, D.C. Community. 2004. University of Maryland, PhD dissertation. UMD Dissertations and Theses,
Thesis: Free Web (Caprette)

Caprette, Christopher L. Conquering the Cold Shudder: The Origin and Evolution of Snake Eyes. 2005. Dissertation, Ohio State U, PhD dissertation,



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