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Sep. 8th, 2004
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MSc project - final presentation
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September 8th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC)
Theses are at least theoretically available (there are copies of mine in the IC and UL libraries). So you'd just cite ``L J P Kilford, University of London PhD thesis, 2002''. Most of the meat of it is (or will be) available as published papers, so you should cite those. My thesis will also be on my Oxford webpage when I get it set up, but you can't rely on such things.
Some universities make their students' PhD theses available online. This is clearly a civilised thing to do :)
For mathematics, one often gives at least a sketch of what the reference actually says, so that someone a long way away can actually reconstruct the argument.
Forthcoming citations are indeed often problematic. See
this great reference card
, section 1.22.