Answered By: Larisa Smyk
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016     Views: 34

If a dissertation or thesis is published, you can cite it as a book. However, often, they are not published anywhere other than through dissertation and theses databases. In this case your citation in APA should look like these examples:

Edwards, B. (2008). Motivation and middle school readers: Graphic novels, comic books, and free
voluntary reading time (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). The University of Oklahoma. Retrieved July 26, 2012,

Hughes, M. M. (2008). Politics at the intersection: A cross-national analysis of minority women's
legislative representation (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). The Ohio State University.
Retrieved July 25, 2012, from Permalink:

Please visit our Library Citation/Styles Guide to learn how to cite different types of materials in different citation styles, such as APA, Chicago, Turabian, ACS, CSE, AMA, NLM and some others.

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