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APA 7: Dissertations

Information Needed

  • Author

  • Year of publication

  • Title

  • Accession or Order Number
  • Doctoral dissertation

  • Name of institution
  • Name of database

General Format of Dissertation Citations

Author, A. A. (2003). Title of dissertation (Accession or Order No.) [Doctoral dissertation, Academic Institution]. Name of database. URL.

Dissertation Example


Kabir, J. M. (2016). Factors influencing customer satisfaction at a fast food hamburger chain: The relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty (Publication No. 10169573) [Doctoral dissertation, Wilmington University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.


Adapted from American Psychological Association publication manual (7th ed.).