IEEE Referencing: Theses

Basic format to reference a Ph.D. Dissertation

 [#]    Author(s) Initial(s). Surname(s), “Title of dissertation,” Ph.D. dissertation, Abbrev. Dept., AbbrevUniv., City of Univ., Abbrev. State, Year.

Referencing elements to cite:

  • [#] Reference number (matching the in-text citation number)
  • Author’s first initial. Author’s second initial, if provided. Author’s last name
  • Title of dissertation, in lowercase and double quotation marks
  • Ph.D. dissertation
  • Abbreviation of the Academic Department, Faculty or College that awarded the Ph.D.
  • Abbreviation of the University
  • City of University
  • State Abbreviation
  • Year of Publication 

Example:

[1]    K. Jegathala Krishnan, "Implementation of renewable energy to reduce carbon consumption and fuel cell as a back-up power for national broadband network (NBN) in Australia," Ph.D dissertation, College of Eng. and Sc., Victoria Univ., Melb., 2013.

Basic format to reference a Master or Bachelor thesis

[#]    Author(s) Initial(s). Surname(s), “Title of thesis,” M.S. or B.S. thesis, Abbrev. Dept., Abbrev. Univ., City of Univ., Abbrev. State, Year.

Referencing elements to cite:

  • [#] Reference number (matching the in-text citation number)
  • Author’s first initial. Author’s second initial, if provided. Author’s last name(s)
  • Title of thesis, in lowercase and double quotation marks
  • M.S. thesis for Master’s thesis or B.S. thesis for Bachelor’s thesis
  • Abbreviation of the Academic Department, Faculty or College that awarded the degree
  • Abbreviation of the University
  • City of University
  • State Abbreviation
  • Year of Publication 

[2]    M. T. Long, "On the statistical correlation between the heave, pitch and roll motion of road transport vehicles,"  Research Master thesis, College of Eng. and Sc., Victoria Univ., Melb., Vic., 2016.

Referencing a theses: Examples

Material type In-text example Reference List example

Ph. D. Dissertation

As shown by Willsky in [3], the various ...                                                          

[3]   E. R. Willsky, “Nanomaterials for electronic and sensing applications,” Ph.D. dissertation, School of Elect. and Inform. Eng., Univ. Sydney, Sydney, 2012.

Master degree thesis

For more details see [1].                                                  

[1]    Z. Shen, “Colour differentiation in digital images,” M.S. Thesis, Sch. of Comp. Science and Maths., Victoria Univ., Melbourne, 2003. Accessed on: Oct., 28, 2015. Available: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/15529/1/zhenliang_shen.pdf 

Bachelor degree thesis     

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[2]   J. O. Williams, “Acoustic analysis of sound,” B.S. Thesis, Sch. of Eng. and Appl. Sciences., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, 2013.