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'. Level. Institution Name, Year Published. Print.


Nicholl, Matthew. 'The Red Question: An Investigation'. BA Architecture. The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2014. Print.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname)


Prostitution is considered to be one of the oldest professions. It has long been part of the urban framework since the foundation of the earliest cities. There are very few inhabited places were prostitution does not exist, the activity extends to all ancient and modern cultures. Prostitution is an activity that has been going on for centuries and is thought to be a necessary moral equaliser within a city. (Nicholl)

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