Citation Guide: Chicago Manual of Style (Notes System)

Dissertations and Theses

1. Published Dissertation or Thesis

Note: Include the phrase, "Ph.D. diss." or "Master's thesis" before the name of the degree granting institution.

Notes Format:
Numeral. Author-First Name first, Dissertation Title-in italics (Ph.D. diss., Degree Granting Institution, Year Granted)-in parenthesis, Institution Location: Dissertations Abstracts International information-if appropriate, Page Number(s).

1. Marcia Marvin Lavely, A Study of American Literature which Incorporates the Use of the Gullah Dialect (Sea Islands) (Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi, 1991), 22.

Bibliography Format:
Author-Last Name first. Dissertation Title-in italics. Ph.D. diss., Degree Granting Institution, Year Granted-no parenthesis. Institution Location: Dissertations Abstracts International information-if appropriate.

Lavely, Marcia Marvin. A Study of American Literature which Incorporates the Use of the Gullah Dialect (Sea Islands). Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi, 1991.


2. Unpublished Dissertation or Thesis

Note: Include the phrase, "Ph.D. diss." or "Master's thesis" before the name of the degree granting institution.

Notes Format:
Numeral. Author-First Name first, "Thesis Title"-in quotation marks (Master's thesis, Degree Granting Institution, Year Granted)-in parenthesis, Page Number(s).

2. Annie Catherine Hughey, "The Treatment of the Negro in South Carolina Fiction" (Master's thesis, University of South Carolina, 1933), 61.

Bibliography Format:
Author-Last Name first. "Thesis Title."-in quotation marks. Master's thesis, Degree Granting Institution, Year Granted.

Hughey, Annie Catherine. "The Treatment of the Negro in South Carolina Fiction." Master's thesis, University of South Carolina, 1933.


3. Abstract of Dissertation or Thesis

Note: Format like a Journal Article. Include the phrase, "Ph.d. diss." or "master's thesis" before the name of the degree granting institution.

Notes Format:
Numeral. Author-First Name first, "Dissertation Title"-in quotation marks (Ph.d. diss., Degree Granting Institution, Year Granted)-in parenthesis, abstract in Dissertation Abstracts International Volume Number (Volume Date): Page Number(s).

3. Marcia Marvin Lavely, "A Study of American Literature which Incorporates the Use of the Gullah Dialect (Sea Islands)" (Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi, 1991), abstract in Dissertation Abstracts International 53 (1992): 1501A.

Bibliography Format:
Author-Last Name first. Dissertation Title-in quotation marks. Ph.D. diss., Degree Granting Institution, Year Granted-no parenthesis. Abstract in Dissertation Abstracts International Volume Number (Volume Date): Page Number(s).

Lavely, Marcia Marvin. "A Study of American Literature which Incorporates the Use of the Gullah Dialect (Sea Islands)." Ph.D. diss., University of Mississippi, 1991. Abstract in Dissertation Abstracts International 53 (1992): 1501A.

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