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Aim: The aim of this study is to verify the accuracy of citation of defended thesis in Shahid Beheshti University in the period of 2012-2015. Method: This research is in the form of survey and the statistical population included all thesis defended in the academic years 2012-2015 in Shahid Beheshti University, finally 2381 citation were selected as the sample in this study. For data collection, observation and citation searching through databases and search engines were used; a data collection tool was checklist based on Azadeh, Vaez and Gharib work (2009). Results: From examined citations, 68 numbers didn't retrieved and were blind citations. The results show that among the error sources based on the type of source citation, citation source language, and level of education component, faculty and the year of defending thesis, there is significant differences. However gender component does not have a significant impact on the accuracy of citation. Conclusion: Several factors can be found in happening of unfavorable situation in theses. We can suggest some solution in order to optimize citiation management and copying in theses .