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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Theses

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use APA and MLA. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.


Reference: Author Last name, First name. “Title.” Degree statement, Degree-awarding body, Year. 

Example: Allen, Sean. "The Social and Moral Fibre of Celtic Tiger Ireland." PhD thesis, University College Dublin, 2009.


  • (Author Last name Page no)
  • (Page no)


  • As argued elsewhere (Allen 55)....
  • Allen (55) disagrees with this....

Note: if the thesis is published, put the title in Italics instead of quotation marks.


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