Want to reference someone else\u2019s thesis or dissertation in your own work? This can be useful if you are working on an unusual topic where little research has been published or when you know someone who wrote their final master's or PhD piece on the same topic you are studying.\r\nAs with any source, though, you\u2019ll need to cite it properly. Check out our guide to find out how this works in Chicago author\u2013date referencing.\r\nHow to Format In-text Citations\r\nIn author\u2013date Chicago referencing, you cite a thesis or dissertation by giving by giving the author\u2019s surname and the date of completion in brackets. For instance, we could cite a source by 'Carter' from 2001 like this:\r\nCiting your sources is very important (Carter 2001).\r\nIf you\u2019re quoting a thesis or dissertation, meanwhile, you should include the page number in your citation:\r\nPlace quotes \u2018within quote marks\u2019 (Carter 2001, 65).\r\nYou will then give the full source information in your reference list.\r\n\r\nReference List Entry for a Thesis or Dissertation\r\nIn the reference list at the end of your paper, the basic format for a thesis or dissertation is:\r\nAuthor Surname, First Name. Year of completion. 'Title'. Type of paper, academic institution, year of completion. URL\/database ID (if applicable).\r\nFor instance, the entry for a master's dissertation would look like this:\r\nCarter, Susan. 2001. \u2018Citing Sources.\u2019 Master\u2019s diss., University of Learning.\r\nFor an online version of a document, make sure to add the URL, too:\r\nJohnson, Luke. 2012. \u2018The Joy of Writing.\u2019 PhD diss., University of Learning. http:\/\/www.uol.ac.uk\/archive\/phd\/johnson-10122017-final.pdf.\r\nIf you\u2019ve only referred to an abstract rather than a full dissertation or thesis, meanwhile, you can simply add this detail after the title:\r\nCarter, Susan. 2001. \u2018Citing Sources.\u2019 Abstract. Master\u2019s diss., University of Learning.\r\nWant to have your referencing, or any other aspect of your writing, checked? Check out how our team of proofreading experts can help!