Guide: How to cite a Dissertation in Chicago style

Guide: How to cite a Dissertation in Chicago style

Cite A Dissertation in Chicago style

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Use the following template to cite a dissertation using the Chicago citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Chicago style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Forename. Year Published. 'Title'. Level, Institution Name.

Example:

Dávila, Nancy. 2010. 'PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN PUERTO RICAN ADULTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES  MELLITUS'. Graduate College, THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

(Author Surname Year Published)

Example

The focus of this research study was physical activity in Puerto Rican adults diagnosed 
with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). The study addressed the exploration of three variables: 
physical activity level, physical activity self-efficacy beliefs and outcome expectancies 
(perceived physical activity benefits and barriers), and the possible associations among them (Dávila 2010)

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