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Harvard Referencing Style Guide: Theses

This guide shows students and staff how to reference using the Harvard Referencing style.

Citing theses

Theses can come in a number for formats, they can be published, unpublished or retreived from a database. The principles when citing a thesis are similar to those employed when citing a book.

Citing theses: examples

Material Type

In-Text Citation

Reference List Entry

Thesis: Unpublished (Hos, 2005) Hos, J.P. 2005. Mechanochemically synthesized nanomaterials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell membranes. Ph.D thesis, University of Western Australia.
Thesis: Published (May, 2007) May, B. 2007. A survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud. Bristol: Canopus Publishing.
Thesis: Retrieved From a database (Baril, 2006) Baril, M. 2006. A distributed conceptual model for stream salinity generation processes: a systematic data-based approach. WU2006.0058. Available from: Australasian Digital Theses Program. [12 August 2008].