Format: 

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Work. Year. Institution, Descriptive label. Database Name or Title of Non-Publisher Website, URL.

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Work. Year. Institution, Descriptive label.

Examples: 

Hensel, Edward C. Multi-Dimensional Heat Induction. 1986. New Mexico State U, PhD dissertation. ProQuest, search.proquest.com.ezproxy.rit.edu/docview/303504075?accountid=108.

In-text: (Hensel 7)

Steinke, Mark E. Heat Transfer, Pressure Drop, and Dissolved Gas Effect During Flow Boiling in Microchannels. 2002. Rochester Institute of Technology, PhD dissertation. RIT Scholar Works, scholarworks.rit.edu/theses/5779.

In-text: (Steinke 51)

Notes: 

A dissertation or thesis is cited as a standalone work, similar to a book. One main difference is that most theses and many dissertations are not published and thus will not have a publisher. Instead, after the date of publication list the degree-granting institution and a descriptive label for the work (e.g. PhD dissertation or Master's thesis). You can use U as an abbreviation for University (MLA 96-97). Be sure to also include the institutional repository, website, or database that you used to access the document along with the URL.

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