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Citing Sources

Guides & Sample Papers

The OWL at Purdue provides resources that may useful for writing projects & citation help.

Click here for a full-length self-paced online tutorial from the APA's website.

Publication Manual

Copies of the Publication Manual are found in the reference and check out collections of the Philadelphia Campus Library and the Newtown LRC.

Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations and thesis may be published or unpublished. Be sure to determine the published status of a dissertation or master’s thesis and choose the appropriate citation format. 

Dissertation or Theses Obtained from a Commercial Database

White, K. E. (2013). The role of nature in physiological recovery from stress:

     A critical examination of restorative environments theory (Doctoral dissertation).

     Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.

     (UMI No. 3587835)

Dissertation or Thesis Obtained from the Web

More, C. (2018). Belief perseverance: The staying power of confession evidence

     (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from 

  • If the dissertation was written at one school but located in a repository at another school, add the degree-granting university’s name (Doctoral dissertation, Holy Family University)
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