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APA Style – Dissertation / Thesis

Citation Elements in Order:

Author: Samah Ahmad Sabbagh


Publication date: 2009
Doctoral dissertation / master’s thesis title:
Investigating oral presentation skills and non-verbal communication techniques in UAE classrooms:
A thesis in teaching English to speakers of other languages
Form of work: master’s thesis
Name of institution: American University of Sharjah
Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Document Example:

Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:

• Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
• Use italics and “sentence-style” capitalization for dissertation / thesis titles.
• Identify the work as a doctoral dissertation / master’s thesis in parentheses after the title.

Sabbagh, S. A. (2009). Investigating oral presentation skills and non-verbal communication techniques in

UAE classrooms: A thesis in teaching English to speakers of other languages (master’s thesis).

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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APA Style – Dissertation / Thesis

In-Text Citations:

Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.

(Sabbagh, 2009)

Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.

Sabbagh (2009) compares a variety of oral presentation techniques.

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