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LSBU Harvard Referencing: Thesis (online)

Format of the reference

You will need:

  • Name of the author(s)
  • Year submitted
  • Title of the disseration or thesis
  • Level of award
  • Location of awarding institution if not clear from name
  • Name of awarding institution
  • Full web address
  • Accessed date



Author’s surname, Initials. (Year submitted) Title of dissertation/thesis. Level of award, Location of awarding institution if not clear from name: Name of awarding institution. Available from: [Accessed day month year].


Shelton, L. (2020) 'Small hands do them because they must' : examining the reception of 'The Lord of the Rings' among young readers. PhD Thesis, University of Glasgow. Available from: [Accessed 17 February 2021].

In-text citation: (Levene, 2019)




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