Chicago citation format for a published dissertation:
1. The phases of writing a dissertation: Overview
•Handing in the final revised dissertation We’ll start from about April 15 in the year you wish to graduate, assuming a May graduation. On that day, you must hand in two final copies of the dissertation, perfectly formatted and printed (a process which itself requires up to a week). At your final hearing, your committee may have given you lots of changes to make. Commonly, committee members request changes that require at least two weeks of full time writing and editing. If you have a job or any other obligations, you need to leave even more time. So unless you can devote yourself completely to your dissertation with no distractions whatsoever, you had better schedule your final oral exam at least before the final deadline. This means your final hearing (also known as the dissertation defense) would take place no later than March 15th or so, two months before commencement, and one month before the GRS deadline for handing in the dissertation.
AAA citation format for a published dissertation:
Chapters III & IV, Proof. There are basically three proof techniques that I have seen used in a computing dissertation, depending on the thesis topic. The first is analytic, where one takes the model or formulae and shows, using formal manipulations, that the model is sound and complete. A second proof method is stochastic, using some form of statistical methods and measurements to show that something is true in the anticipated cases.
The majority of dissertations done at institutions in the United States and Canada – including CIIS – and some dissertations from institutions in other countries are published through ProQuest/UMI.
The way to tell whether the work in question is published is to search their database, called ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (Members of the CIIS community can through our library Web site). If you find a record for the work in question, assume that it is published unless that record lists only an abstract (i.e., there’s no full text available and/or no link to order a copy). If you do not see it listed in this database, but know it was from a school in the United States, check with a reference librarian by sending an e-mail to askref [at] ciis [dot] edu.
If the dissertation is from an institution in another country, and not listed in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, see if you can find it through one of the other dissertation links on the CIIS Library page.“With insight, compassion, and wit, William Germano has done all dissertation writers (and dissertation supervisors) a great service. This book should be handed to the candidate at the conclusion of all doctoral defenses.”—Eric Foner, Columbia UniversityCrowe, B. D. (2010). I ain't fattening frogs for snakes: An inquiry into the application of creativity research to teaching practice (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. AAT 3411606)“Rarely is there a book that one can call indispensable. William Germano's From Dissertation to Book is an indispensable book for any one contemplating 1. Gradutae School 2. Writing a Dissertation 3. Revising a Dissertation 4. Reading a "First Book" as an editor, member of a tenure and promotion committee, or as a dean or provost. Every economically selected word in this book will help all to understand professional authorship for today's academic world. Indeed, Germano's own clean, clear, pithy style is a model for his readers.”—Sander L. Gilman, Weidenfeld Professor of European Comparative Literature, St. Anne's College Oxford