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Medallion from the 1908 Olympic GamesThe Olympics: A Guide to Reference Sources

Library of Congress Resources: Dissertations

The Olympics and Olympic athletes have been the subject of numerous doctoral dissertations and masters theses. Citations to these works may be found in Dissertation Abstracts International, which also includes some masters theses. The Library has a comprehensive set of those U.S. dissertations whose citations include an order number, indicating that they have been filmed by University Microfilms. These are available in the Microform Reading Room; they can be requested from the microform stacks using the order number.

Masters theses and foreign dissertations are more problematic, as the Library has relatively few. The latter are frequently available through the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago, but must be borrowed through a participating institution. Theses, in most cases, must either be borrowed through interlibrary loan or purchased. Dissertation Abstracts is an excellent source for identifying these academic publications, regardless of their availability. The University of Oregon films dissertations and theses in sport, recreation, and physical education. Contact the International Institute for Sport and Human Performance, Bowerman Building, Eugene, Oregon 97403 1243.

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