How to cite an undergraduate thesis in AMA

AMA undergraduate thesis citation

To cite an undergraduate thesis in a reference entry in AMA style 10th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the thesis: Give the last name, and initials of up to six authors (e.g. Watson J). For more authors only the first three are listed, followed by et al.
  2. Title of the undergraduate thesis: Italicize the title and capitalize the first letter of each major word.
  3. Location: Give the name of the city in which the publishing entity was located at the time of publication.
  4. Name of the degree awarding institution: Give the name of the institution.
  5. Year of publication: Give the year of publication.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of an undergraduate thesis in AMA style 10th edition:

Author(s) of the thesis. Title of the undergraduate thesis. [Undergraduate thesis]. Location: Name of the degree awarding institution; Year of publication.

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the AMA style guidelines in action:

Examples

An undergraduate thesis with one author

Baslow W. The applicability of the Qualitative System Analysis as decision-making tool in public administration by the example of the municipality Ludwigsburg. [Undergraduate thesis]. Lüneburg, Germany: Leuphana University of Lüneburg; 2015.

An undergraduate thesis with one author

Plana ASJ. Noncooperative game theory: General overview and its application to the study of cooperation. [Undergraduate thesis]. Barcelona, Spain: University of Barcelona; 2015.

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