Guide: How to cite a Dissertation in MLA style

Guide: How to cite a Dissertation in MLA style

Cite A Dissertation in MLA style

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Use the following template to cite a dissertation using the MLA 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.


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

Reference list

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


Author Surname, Author Forename. 'Title'. Year Published.


Arrendondo, Gabriela. 2008.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname)


"if there is anything shared in the experience of mexican immigrants to the United States it lies in forced realization of one's place , identity, and relation to other's from Mexico,  and how those elements are negotiated in the particular circumstances of the moment. This study is an exploration into answering what does it mean to be mexican at various historical moments, how is the meaning constructed, and what are the consequences of being mexican." (Arrendondo)

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