My university library happens to be able to assign DOIs.
I realise that not all repositories do this and in that case, I would recommend using a repository such as figshare or Zenodo because they provide open access to the published material and you retain your copyright.
Use the following template to cite a dissertation using the IEEE citation style.
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It lists all the books, articles, research papers or dissertations you have cited in your work. Presenting findings: A practical guide for tabulation. The periodical title, volume number, pages include As; Trillin, C.
It has following significance’s: • It makes easy for the reader of your dissertation to track all the sources you took assistance from. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association The format is valid for reference books. Newspaper and magazine article: Format: Author’s last name, first initial.
This would be quite unusual for a doctoral thesis...) Regarding strategy for assigning a DOI, my personal preference is to use my university library's repository for that.
I prefer to use my own university's repository as the canonical source of bibliographic information about my publications to remain maximally in control of it.
Depending on how formal the citation style is, you could do something like: which would let you use both access methods.
For DOIs, it's unlikely that your repository will assign a DOI to their version - most repositories aren't set up to issue DOIs.