Q. Help with a Thesis title

Dear Mercyhurst University Library,

I hope you can help me, I am a researcher at the University of Bradford
in the UK and am in the process of submitting an inter library loan request
to my university library for a masters thesis from Mercyhurst.

However, the same masters thesis is referred to in a variety of volumes
within the discipline of forensic taphonomy under two very different
titles, but it isn't clear which is the correct title. In order to ensure
that my inter library loan is successful (and to not waste the time of
yourselves when you receive the request) I would like to clarify which
title is the correct one?

The thesis details are:

Author: Beary, Mark O.
Year: 2005
Thesis type: MA Thesis

Title (option 1): Estimation of bone exposure duration through the use of
spectrophotometric analysis of surface bleaching and its application in
forensic taphonomy.

Title (option 2): Taphonomic effects of UV light on bone surface: an
experimental approach.

Would it be possible to confirm which is the correct title on your catalog?
I tried to access your catalog on your website but searches are limited to
those with Mercyhurst login credentials so I was unable to check for myself.

I have also contacted the author (now at the University of Missouri) but he
has not been forthcoming with a reply.

Any help you could offer would be very gratefully received,


Dear Andy,

Having the correct title would be very helpful.  Let me check into it and see what I can find out.

Earleen Glaser

University Archivist and Librarian

Mercyhurst University

  • Last Updated Aug 08, 2017
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  • Answered By Karen Niemla

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