Thesis accessed via a university repository

Description: A formal work of original research prepared and submitted to a university by a research degree candidate in satisfaction of requirements for admission to the degree


  • Types of theses include PhD, Masters, or Honours.
  • Page numbers are not always available in online theses. Include them where available.
  • If an electronic thesis is sourced via other online sites, use the guidelines for referencing online documents.

In-text citation

Format and layout:

Author's family name (year, page number if applicable)
(Author's family name year, page number if applicable)


...of morbidity (Foley 2011, p. 24).

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:

Author's family name, Initial(s) year, 'Title of thesis', Award thesis, University name, Location, Name of institutional repository, <URL>.


Foley, D 2011, 'Emergency care of people with intellectual disability', PhD thesis, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Research Outputs Repository, <>.