APA 7th Edition is the most commonly used referencing style here at the University of Portsmouth. Below you will find general guidance on how to reference and cite using APA 7th Edition, as well as examples for the specific sources you are likely to use in your assignments. 

Your department or lecturer may prefer you to reference sources differently from the guidance given here. Always follow the requirements of your department or lecturer. 

External visitors are welcome to use this guide, but note that your institution's requirements may differ from those suggested here.

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Author, Initials. (Year of submission). Title of dissertation [Bachelors/Masters dissertation, Name of University]. Database/website name. URL

Almutairi, S. M. B. (2020). Beyond religion: A social movement analysis of the ISIS crisis [Bachelors dissertation, University of Portsmouth]. Dissertations@Portsmouth. https://library.port.ac.uk/dissert/view.php?dis_id=13679&rtn=1

In-text Citation

For information about the use of page numbers within in-text citations, please see our guidance here

It can be argued that... (Almutairi, 2020).

Almutairi (2020, p. 16) explains that...