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The purpose of this form is to obtain your signed approval to allow the company that does all of the University’s thesis and dissertation processing, UMI/Proquest, to process your research.

In addition, this form is used to verify that you have obtained the necessary copyright permissions on all third-party work. If you choose to pay the optional fee, this company will also file copyright paperwork on your behalf.

Select either the “Traditional Publishing” option or the “Open Access Publishing” option, then review and select from the additional publishing options. All works submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies will automatically be made available on the Internet (in compliance with the terms specified in your release form) at MOspace.

If you select the “No Search Engine Access” restriction, please make sure your MU Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Release form restricts the work to University of Missouri System or University of Missouri campus only.

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