(For details, see Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism).
The majority of dissertations done at institutions in the United States and Canada – including CIIS – and some dissertations from institutions in other countries are published through Pro Quest/UMI. AAT 3411606) APA citation format for a published MA thesis: Author.
If you do not see it listed in this database, but know it was from a school in the United States, check with a reference librarian by sending an e-mail to askref [at] ciis [dot] edu.
If the dissertation is from an institution in another country, and not listed in Pro Quest Dissertations and Theses, see if you can find it through one of the other dissertation links on the CIIS Library Research Resources page.
The way to tell whether the work in question is published is to search their database, called Pro Quest Dissertations and Theses (Members of the CIIS community can access it through our library Web site).
If you find a record for the work in question, assume that it is published unless that record lists only an abstract (i.e., there’s no full text available and/or no link to order a copy). When the department’s style manual fails to provide sufficient instructions regarding bibliographic documentation, it is suggested that the student consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) or a style manual associated with their discipline.Specialized style manuals for citing legal material and electronic information are available in the Newton Gresham Library.we do not distinguish between published and unpublished dissertations.To cite a dissertation, include in the entry the author, title, and date of publication as core elements. Pedagogical practices in the teaching of English language in secondary public schools in Parker County (Doctoral dissertation). Structure: First name Last name, “Title” master’s thesis or Ph D diss., University, Year published, URL Wilson, P. For example, if Seidenberg and Mc Clelland's work is cited in Coltheart et al.and you did not read the original work, list the Coltheart et al. edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.For more information, please consult the NOTE: Give the secondary source in the references list; in the text, name the original work, and give a citation for the secondary source.