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wants a copy of a dissertation

Dear Reference Librarian, I'm a University of Phoenix student and a member of the US Air Force working toward a doctorate in organizational leadership. The study that I plan is a longitudinal study that replicates the work of Able (1962), Vitton (1984), and McGovern (2008) using a different population. One dissertation that would help my reserach is Robert L. Able, Major USAF, "An Analyis of the Use of Selected eMethods of Executive Development, " (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Kentucky, 1962). Would it be possible to obtain an electronic copy?
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2012  |  50 Views

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We have a circulating copy of this title and there is a release page that says the Dean of the Graduate School must give permission for it to be copied. I believe that is your responsibility and I believe the proper procedure is to go through interlibrary loan. However, since I am not 100% sure of this, I am copying Special Collections. They maintain the archival copies of theses and dissertations written at UK so they are more familiar with requests to copy whole works rather than borrow them. Also I do not know whether Special or Interlibrary Loan has the technology make an electronic copy and what the cost would be. I also copied the Lending Unit in our Interlibrary Loan Service so if they have any advice for you. Of course, if you do not absolutely have to have an electronic copy of this item, the easiest way to proceed would be to submit an interlibrary loan request from your university or a library with which you have borrowing privileges to our interlibrary loan and borrow the physical item. Please let us know if we can be of any further help.

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  1. Check with Air University library. They have a copy of Able's dissertation and can loan it out to your base library.
    by Terry McGovern on Mar 29, 2012.

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