Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 54

Our license with Proquest's Digital Dissertations give us full text of dissertations from 1997 forward. Unfortunately, the one you are looking for is from 1986. The only option other than buying a copy is to request a copy through the ILLIAD Interlibrary Loan department. If there is a library that has a physical copy that they are willing to lend, we will try to get it for you. To find ILLIAD, just go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library), click on "Books and More" and select the "ILLIAD (Interlibrary Loan)" option. Once you connect to ILLIAD, you'll be asked to log in. In order to make requests you must be a registered user. If you haven't used the system before, just follow the "First Time Users" link. This will take you to a page that explains the system and that has a "First Time Users Click Here" button at the bottom. Click that button to get the registration page. On the registration page, fill out as much information as you can, including your user ID and the password you would like to use, and then click "Submit". As soon as you submit the information, you'll be immediately registered and be able to start making requests. On the main ILLIAD screen, you'll see options for "Request a Photocopy" (which is used for articles or book chapters), or "Request a Book" (which you can use for dissertations). Just select the appropriate request form and fill out as much information as you can about the item you need. Once you submit the request, it will go to our ILL department and the staff there will find a library that has the material and request a copy for you. The average turnaround time for ILL requests is about 3-6 working days. You'll be notified by e-mail when material is available for you.

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