Keio University Mita Media Center

Graduate Theses

Copyright law prohibits the copying of graduate theses without the permission of the author. However, up to one half of a doctoral thesis may be copied without permission.
If you are to contact the author for copying permission, please note that it may take some time, and that the author may refuse to give permission.
Graduate theses are shelved in Stack Room No.2 in the Old Building, 1F.

Users Affiliated with Keio University

Before copying a graduate thesis, check the front cover to see if one of the following notices is attach

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"Permission is granted by the author to copy this thesis." -- This means that you may copy part or the entire thesis (only one copy per user) for scholarly purposes without further permission.

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"Conditional permission is granted to copy this thesis. Before copying, inquire at the Old Building Service Counter." -- This means the author has granted permission subject to certain conditions (copying of certain sections may be prohibited, or the author may request the name of the person making the copy). You must bring the thesis to the Old Building Service Counter (3F) for further instructions before copying.

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"Copying of this thesis is prohibited by the author." -- This means that the thesis is for reading only: you may not make any copies.

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"Copying of this thesis is prohibited because the author’s permission is not obtained at the moment. It may be possible to confirm permission at a later date; inquire at the Service Counter for further information." -- This means that the thesis is for reading only: you may not make any copies. If you wish to contact the author for copying permission, bring the thesis to the Old Building Service Counter (3F).

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“It is permissible to copy up to one half of this thesis. But copying more than a half of it is prohibited by the author." -- This means that you may copy up to one half of this thesis without the author's permission (only one copy per user). But you may not copy more than a half of it.

If there is no notice on the front cover, the thesis is for reading only, and you may not make any copies. If you wish to contact the author for copying permission, bring the thesis to the Old Building Service Counter (3F).

Users Not Affiliated with Keio University

If you are a student, faculty, or staff member of any other university, or a researcher affiliated with a certain institution, please inquire about the availability and copying permission status of the thesis you wish to copy through the library of your own university or institution. If you are not affiliated with any university or institution, you may inquire through your local public library.

If the thesis you wish to copy requires permission from the author, fill out the Graduate Thesis Copy Permission Form (PDF,JapaneseONLY) and mail it by post or fax it to the Circulation Section of the Mita Media Center at the address below. This should be done through the library of your university or institution. Forms are also available at the Service Counter at the Old Building, which you can fill out on your visit to the Keio University Library (a letter of introduction is required). The Library will notify you of the result as soon as it is confirmed. Once the permission is granted, you may either come again to the Library to make a copy yourself, or place an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) photocopy order (fee charged).

Mail the Graduate Thesis Copy Permission Form or any other inquiries to:

Graduate Thesis Copy Permission
Circulation Section
Mita Media Center
Keio University
2-15-45 Mita,
Minato-ku, Tokyo
108-8345, JAPAN

Phone: +81-(0)3-5427-1654 [Mon-Fri -17:00]
Fax: +81-(0)3-5484-7780