Portable Document Format
All thesis and dissertation materials must be submitted in pdf format.
pdf files can be created with a variety of programs, including word processors (e.g. Microsoft Word) and full versions of pdf editors (e.g. Adobe Acrobat).
MU’s computer labs feature the full versions of both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat. There are also a number of free word processors and pdf editors available for students without access to proprietary software such as Word or Acrobat.
Any previously copyrighted works (including images, video, graphics, text, data and images of individuals) must be accompanied by written permission to include said media in your research paper. Paper copies of these permission documents must be submitted to the Graduate School.
If you are unable to obtain copyright permission for some of the materials in your research, you may substitute the copyrighted material in the manner described below, provided you are able to show evidence that you tried in good faith to obtain the copyright in a paper document submitted with the rest of your thesis/dissertation materials:
- Redraw or trace maps, images, graphics, etc.
- Redact the image in question and reference a URL or printed document where the material can be found
Third-party software that will be used, distributed and replicated with the research may be included, as long as copies of licenses for the third-party software and written permission to distribute any third-party software are also included.
Paper copies of these licenses and permission documents must be provided to the Graduate School.
Binding is no longer available through MU Printing Services. We encourage you to use one of the vendors below or another vendor of your choice.
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340 First St
Utica, NE 68456
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1010 North Sycamore Street
North Manchester, IN 46962