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Articles (from journals)
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Indexes and abstracts political science articles from periodicals published throughout the world, ... [more info]
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Indexes publications on all subjects that relate to contemporary public issues.  Includes PAIS Archive. [more info]
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A great way to keep up with research trends, this source provides reviews of scholarly literature on various topics... [more info]
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A comprehensive full text source for theory and research in international affairs... [more info]
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Full text journals covering general political science, American government and politics, political sociology, etc. [more info]
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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IPSA is published bimonthly by the International Political Science Association... [more info]
Carrier Lib-Stacks, Abstract/Index
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Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ... [more info]
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An index with abstracts to history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present... [more info]
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Index of Latin American journals, books, and more... [more info]
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An index with abstracts to more than 1,800 journals in 40 languages on world history from 1450 to the present. [more info]
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A multidisciplinary bibliography of materials on all aspects of Latin American studies ... [more info]
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Indexes articles in the subjects of gerontology, history, international relations, journalism, law, linguistics, and many more subjects. [more info]
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Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews on Islam. [more info]
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Full online text and images for back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, etc. [more info]
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According to a review in Magazines for Libraries, "The Nation is one of the most openly left-wing publications in existence," proud of its independence from any company or political party. [more info]
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SourceOECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) provides up-to-date information on what's going on around the world. [more info]
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An index with abstracts and some full text covering all subjects, including humanities and social sciences. [more info]
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Full text for journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences. [more info]
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An index of journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics... [more info]
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Despite its name, this database includes full text journals published by Elsevier, including many in the social sciences (e.g., European Economic Review, Energy Policy, and Telecommunications Policy). [more info]
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Indexes and abstracts journal articles, book reviews, abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations... [more info]
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Biography
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A biographical resource for notable people in American history with a database offering portraits... [more info]
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Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Gale) (Cancelled)
This resource has been cancelled, effective 8/25/2014. Indexes more than 15 million biographical sketches from reference books. Find a citation and then look in the JMU Library Catalog to see if JMU Libraries has the reference book it is in. [more info]
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A comprehensive database of biographical information on over 480,000 people. Formerly Biography Resource Center[more info]
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Nonbiased analysis of votes and other data relating to the U.S. Congress and its legislation... [more info]
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Online version of the reference encyclopedia; provides multi-page entries that include images and bibliographies. [more info]
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Biographies of 55,000 men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past from the earliest times. No living person is included in the dictionary.
 
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Books / Book Chapters
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JMU Library Catalog is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
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Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]
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A comprehensive full text source for theory and research in international affairs... [more info]
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Over 70,000 full text books from scholarly publishers in academic disciplines. [more info]
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Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews on Islam. [more info]
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Countries & Regional Information
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Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, and geography for 266 world entities.  Includes photos, maps, and flags. The Factbook is in the public domain. [more info]
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A continuing series of books containing studies of 100 countries... [more info]
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Europa World provides the latest information covering political elections, country profiles, and industry statistics.... [more info]
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United Nations statistical information... [more info]
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Provides tabular data for countries and regions as well as demographic indicators, population pyramids and source information for countries. [more info]
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Publications on the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.  [more info]
 
 
Current News / Controversies
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Provides full-text for over 600 U.S. and over 700 international news sources. [more info]
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In-depth reports on current issues facing the U.S. Congress, Senate, and House of Representatives. A complete wrap up on the week’s news... [more info]
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Facts and overviews of historic events and issues since 1940. [more info]
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Full text analysis of opposing viewpoints for more than 600 controversial topics in the news... [more info]
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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The latest version of RealPlayer required to view videos.  Click here to download.
Streaming video of news from NBC (1968 to date) and CNN (1995 to date) plus indexing of television network news from all the major networks, 1968 to date. 
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Government Information
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Indexes publications on all subjects that relate to contemporary public issues.  Includes PAIS Archive. [more info]
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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Nonpartisan and objective research and analysis on all public policy issues including:  American Law; Domestic Social Policy; Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade; Government and Finance; Knowledge Services; and Resources, Science and Industry. [more info]
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Provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes.  FDSys replaced GPO Access in 2012. [more info]
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The printed catalogs to Government documents published from March 1939 to September 1992 are shelved in the Government Documents stacks (Stack Level 5B) of Carrier Library. [more info]
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Provides information and statistics on national parliaments worldwide.
 
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Includes bills and congressional record information to the 93rd congress (1973-74) [more info]
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An incomparably rich collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history originating from Congress and other federal agencies...
 
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Images
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This resource will cease as of 2/1/2015. Image database containing the Associated Press' current year's photo report and a selection of images dating from the 1500s. Also includes charts, graphs, tables, and maps. [more info]
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International
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IPSA is published bimonthly by the International Political Science Association... [more info]
Carrier Lib-Stacks, Abstract/Index
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Contains websites, documents, publications, and information guides about European political and economic events, focusing on the European Union. [more info]
Internet
 
 
Legal Information
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ASIL's research portal pulls together international law items, ranging from primary documents to publications of the ASIL.  View the ASIL Guide for help in conducting research in international law. [more info]
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This database contains over 300 scholarly law journals on topics ranging from criminal justice to organized crime... [more info]
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State, federal, and country laws and more. [more info]
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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Excellent legal resource for non-attorneys. [more info]
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Legislative & Congressional Information
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Searches subscribed CQ Press reference works and historical documents. [more info]
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Searchable full text congressional publications and legislative research. [more info]
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The CQ Almanac brings together over sixty years of congressional reporting... [more info]
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Nonbiased analysis of votes and other data relating to the U.S. Congress and its legislation... [more info]
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Note: login not required for use. Profile login/individual user account is optional.
An interactive tool designed to show relationships among lobbyists, organizations, and government employees.
No longer updated as of 7/2012. 
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Free website offering comprehensive legislative tracking through use of open government information.  Search members of Congress, bills and resolutions, voting records, committee memberships, and more. [more info]
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A collection of resources on U.S. politics and policy... [more info]
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An incomparably rich collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history originating from Congress and other federal agencies...
 
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News Articles
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Provides full-text for over 600 U.S. and over 700 international news sources. [more info]
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ... [more info]
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Full text and indexing for ethnic, minority, and international newspapers and magazines... [more info]
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Gateway to business resources including full text periodicals, news photographs, company reports, and financial data. [more info]
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Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue to about 3 years ago... [more info]
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue to about 15 years ago... [more info]
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Policies
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IPSA is published bimonthly by the International Political Science Association... [more info]
Carrier Lib-Stacks, Abstract/Index
 
 
Polls / Surveys
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Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more... [more info]
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Narrative results from ABC News polls. [more info]
Internet
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iPoll (Roper Center) (Cancelled)
This resource has been cancelled, effective 10/1/2014. US public opinon poll data from the past 70 years. [more info]
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Full text analysis of opposing viewpoints for more than 600 controversial topics in the news... [more info]
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An independent, nonpartisan resource with information on trends in American public opinion.
 
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Reference Information
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Searches subscribed CQ Press reference works and historical documents. [more info]
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Search through in-depth profiles and photographs of every governor and member of Congress. [more info]
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Online access to Bibliographic Index is no longer available.  Print volumes for 1937-2008 (v.1-48) are available in Carrier Library. Please stop by the public service desk for assistance with retrieval. [more info]
Carrier Library - Stack 2a
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Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, and geography for 266 world entities.  Includes photos, maps, and flags. The Factbook is in the public domain. [more info]
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Database of full-text scholarly reference books on all subjects. [more info]
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Reports independent, factual information on over 13,000 candidates and elected officials... [more info]
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Access full-text encyclopedias on subjects ranging from African American Studies to Sociology... [more info]
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Full text of the World Almanac and Book of Facts editions since 1999...
 
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Reports & Proceedings
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Full text reports on current and controversial issues in U.S. politics, health care, education, economics... [more info]
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SourceOECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) provides up-to-date information on what's going on around the world. [more info]
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Catalog of UN documents and publications, as well as commercial publications and other non-UN sources, indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjold Library and the Library of the UN Office in Geneva.  Also includes voting records and index to speeches. [more info]
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Indexes books, journal titles, journal articles, working papers, conference proceedings, technical reports, videos, software, electronic resources, published IMF and World Bank materials, and more. [more info]
 
 
Statistics & Datasets
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U.S. Census Bureau search tool that provides access to population, housing, economic and geographic information.  Note: American FactFinder works with Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7. Other browsers may not perform as expected. [more info]
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Provides links to datasets reviewed or announced in the APSA Comparative Politics newsletter [more info]
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Full-text and statistics for international and internal conflicts... [more info]
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Statistical database offering demographic, economic, and government information... [more info]
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European Commission portal providing access to European statistics.
 
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Provides information and statistics on conflicts, arms production, military expenditures, economic and social statistics, and chronologies; the result of a cooperative project by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Hiroshima University, and other groups. [more info]
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Detailed U.S. census information by state and county from 1790-1960.
 
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Historical Statistics of the United States from 1790 to 2000. [more info]
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A vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, available for download and re-use.... [more info]
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SourceOECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) provides up-to-date information on what's going on around the world. [more info]
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Access to free statistics from official sources on the Web, compiled by the University of Auckland, NZ, and arranged by country, region or subject.
 
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United Nations statistical information... [more info]
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Provides official census data for the United States at the level of states, counties, cities, metropolitan areas... [more info]
Internet
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Full text of the World Almanac and Book of Facts editions since 1999...
 
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World Development Indicators provide a comprehensive overview of development drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partners.  For a neat visual tool that corresponds to WDI go to World Bank Data Visualizer.  Read More Info for user tips. [more info]
 
 
Primary Sources
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A full-text database of primary source documents. Each volume contains approximately one hundred documents highlighting the year's most important events and issues. [more info]
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This database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945 ... [more info]
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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Searchable full-text collections, in English and/or Latin, of the writings of philosophers and theologians from antiquity into the 20th century. [more info]
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An incomparably rich collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history originating from Congress and other federal agencies...
 
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The latest version of RealPlayer required to view videos.  Click here to download.
Streaming video of news from NBC (1968 to date) and CNN (1995 to date) plus indexing of television network news from all the major networks, 1968 to date. 
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Videos
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JMU Library Catalog is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
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Streaming video of news from NBC (1968 to date) and CNN (1995 to date) plus indexing of television network news from all the major networks, 1968 to date. 
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JMU Libraries resource
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VIVA resource
Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
 
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