University Of Canterbury Thesis Repository

The UC Research Repository collects, stores and makes available original research from postgraduate students, researchers and academics based at the University of Canterbury.


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Reference list – electronic examples

Ignatov, I. (2013). Eastward voyages and the late medieval European worldview [Master’s thesis, University of Canterbury]. UC Research Repository.

Solomon, C. A. (2014). It’s numbers and that’s it: An exploration of children’s beliefs about mathematics through their drawings and words [Doctoral thesis, University of Canterbury]. UC Research Repository.

Reference list – print examples

Healey, D. (2005). Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and creativity: An investigation into their relationship [Unpublished doctoral thesis]. University of Canterbury.

Hood, K. E. S. (2008). On beyond boo! Horror literature for children [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

In-text citations

According to Healey (2005) … OR Research indicates … (Healey, 2005)


  • PhD thesis/dissertation: Use the terminology used on the thesis itself. Usually the word is “thesis” for theses from New Zealand and all other countries except the US, which uses “dissertation” for PhD theses
  • Theses in print format:
    • PhD theses: follow the title with “Unpublished doctoral thesis/dissertation,” for example Healey (2005) and Hood (2008)
    • Master’s theses: Use “Unpublished master’s thesis;” the rest of the reference is like that of a PhD thesis in print format