The Bibliography or List of References appears after the Body of the Document. It is a complete listing of all cited resources used to create your document. Even though Journal Model authors may have individual Reference sections for each article, this complete Reference list of all citations must appear at the end of the entire manuscript.
Reference lists are formatted according to the instructions provided by the most recent edition of your chosen style manual. In some cases, style manuals do not contain up-to-date instructions on documentation of electronic publications (i.e., E-mail, software, electronic journals, etc.), government documents, or legal documents. When the department’s style manual fails to provide sufficient instructions regarding bibliographic documentation, it is suggested that the student consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) or a style manual associated with their discipline. Specialized style manuals for citing legal material and electronic information are available in the Newton Gresham Library.
NOTE: The example List of References below is based on the APA Style Manual (American Psychological Association).
CHECKLIST FOR BODY OF THESIS
- Includes a complete listing of all resources cited in the document.
- Appropriately formatted according to chosen style guide. Should be double-spaced throughout with no extra spacing unless chosen style guide dictates otherwise.
Proper Bibliographic Reference Format:
- Bibliographic references are double-spaced and indented half an inch after the first line.
- Use italics and "sentence-style" capitalization for dissertation / thesis titles.
- Identify the work as a doctoral dissertation / master’s thesis in parentheses after the title.
Sabbagh, S. A. (2009). Investigating oral presentation skills and non-verbal communication techniques in UAE classrooms: A thesis in teaching English to speakers of other languages (master’s thesis). American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Citations are placed in the context of discussion using the author’s last name and date of publication.
Alternatively, you can integrate the citation into the sentence by means of narrative.
Sabbagh (2009) compares a variety of oral presentation techniques.