Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Break Hours

CSU Libraries will be closed from December 17th - January 2nd for Winter Break.

The Simon Schwob Memorial Library will reopen on January 3rd from 8 AM - 5 PM.

The Music Library will reopen on January 3rd from 9 AM - 5 PM.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Break Library Hours

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Happy Friday! 

As we enter the holiday break we have slightly altered hours please see the schedule below: 

November 19th -20th

November 21st -22nd
8:00am - 5:00pm

November 23rd
8:00am - 2:00pm

November 24th - 27th

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Take the GALILEO Survey Today

GALILEO has been collecting feedback from its users in the GALILEO Annual Survey since 1996 when GALILEO was only a year old. Now in its 20th year, the survey will be open today through November 13th, and one lucky end user will win a Kindle Fire in a random drawing of respondents. Feedback from end users helps inform GALILEO stakeholders and staff on user satisfaction levels and concerns. The survey is device responsive to work on desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.

Visit the GALILEO website to refresh your ideas on what you like, don’t like, and want to see in the future.

The survey is online at:

Thanks so much for your input.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Kiss of the Tarantula Screening with Live Tarantulas October 24th @ 7:30pm

The 2nd Annual Kiss of the Tarantula screening and Oxbow Meadows presentation with live tarantulas will be in the main library forum area at 7:30pm on October 24th. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Simon Says Fall 2016 Newsletter

Columbus State University Libraries' semiannual newsletter, Simon Says, is now digitally accessible for Fall 2016 at

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

"Engineering Eden" Author to visit CSU!!

 On Thursday, October 13 starting at 12 noon at the Schwob Memorial Library.  Autograph copies of "Engineering Eden" will be available for sale. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

McNaughton Collection Spotlight: The Billion Dollar Spy

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Another great book featured in the McNaughton Collection is "The Billion Dollar Spy" by David Hoffman. This novel delves into Cold war History, Soviet military research establishments,  and CIA officers. If you're looking for the latest and greatest in action novels this book is for you. This spin on historical fiction and real life spy extravaganza is an incredible page-turner. 

Happy Reading!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Happy Labor Day!

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Happy Friday and kick-off to a 3-day weekend!

Wondering why it's a national 3-day weekend? According to the Department of Labor, "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

 Due to Labor Day on Monday, September 5th the Schwob Library will be closed. We will re-open Tuesday, September 6th at 7:00 a.m.

Have a safe and fun weekend!

Monday, August 29, 2016

McNaughton Collection

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Is reading for class boring you? Well the Schwob library has a solution! We have just introduced the  "McNaughton Collection" which is filled with tons of popular, easy-reading, novels geared towards college-aged adults.  These modern novels cover many genres and there truly is something for everyone. If you are not sure where to start check out, "Not that kind of girl" by Lena Dunham!

Happy Reading! 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Database of the Month: EBSCO

We are pleased to feature our largest database: EBSCO!

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EBSCO is one of the largest, most extensive databases made available to you through Columbus State University. 
Love EBSCO? Check out the following 67 titles for all your researching needs! 

Academic Search Complete 
Advanced Placement Source 
America: History & Life 
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 
Book Collection: Nonfiction 
Business Abstracts with Full Text (formerly H.W. Wilson) 
Business Source Complete 
Child Development &; Adolescent Studies 
Communication & Mass Media Complete 
Computer Source 
eBook Academic Collection (EBSCO) 
eBook Community College Collection (EBSCO) 
eBook High School Collection (EBSCO) 
eBook K-8 Collection (EBSCO) 
eBook Public Library Collection (EBSCO) 
eBooks on EBSCOhost 
EBSCO Databases 
EBSCOhost Español 
Education Full Text (formerly H.W. Wilson) 
Environment Complete 
ERIC (at EBSCOhost)
Fuente Académica Premier 
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia 
Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index 
General Science Full Text (formerly H.W. Wilson) 
Health Source: Nursing / Academic Edition 
History Reference Center (EBSCOhost) 
Hospitality & Tourism Complete 
Humanities Full Text (formerly H.W. Wilson) 
Images (EBSCOhost) 
Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA) 
International Bibliography of Theater & Dance with Full Text (IBTD) 
Legal Collection 
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) 
MAS Ultra (at EBSCOhost) 
MasterFILE Elite 
MEDLINE with Full Text (at EBSCOhost) 
Middle Search Plus 
MLA International Bibliography (literature and language) 
Music Index 
Newspaper Source 
OmniFile: Full Text Mega Edition (formerly H.W. Wilson) 
Peace Research Abstracts 
The Philosopher's Index with Full Text 
The Philosopher's Index 
Primary Search 
Professional Development Collection (education) 
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection 
Race Relations Abstracts 
Readers' Guide Full Text (at Wilson) 
Regional Business News (formerly Business Wire News) 
Religion & Philosophy Collection 
Revistas para Bibliotecas Públicas (MasterFILE Elite) 
Revistas para los Estudiantes de las Escuelas Secundarias (MAS Ultra) 
Science and Technology Collection 
The Serials Directory 
Social Sciences Full Text (formerly H.W. Wilson) 
Sociological Collection 
SPORTDiscus with Full Text 
TOPICsearch (at EBSCOhost) 
Violence & Abuse Abstracts 
Vocational & Career Collection 

Friday, August 19, 2016


TGIF! The first week of the 2016 fall semester just flew by! 
In order to help you get a jump on your studies for this next great school year, the Schwob Memorial library will be changing its weekend hours to be open even later on Sunday nights! Starting Sunday August 21st, the Schwob Memorial Library will now be open until midnight every Sunday. We hope to see you enjoying the extended weekend hours! 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to Columbus State University Libraries! During the next few weeks we will answer many basic questions students, faculty, and staff ask themselves as they navigate a new semester on campus with our "Betcha Didn't Know" posts. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more info about the library.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Galileo Access Off Campus Made Easy!

Having trouble trying to figure out how to access the Galileo databases when you're not on campus? Well do I have good news for you! To access Galileo while off campus simply visit the CSU Libraries homepage via the Columbus State University Website. Once there, click the “Galileo Databases” link listed under the Resources section. Once on the Galileo website you will be prompted to enter your login information as if you were logging into your Cougarview or Cougarnet. After logging in you will have full access to Galileo as if you were on campus! Happy researching!


Columbus State University Libraries

Library Hours August 8th through August 14th

Fall Semester is just over a week away! In preparation for this next great school year the Schwob Memorial library will be changing its hours until the beginning of the Fall semester. Starting Monday August 8th, the Schwob Memorial Library will be closed from 8am until 1:15pm. Once the library opens at 1:15pm it will stay open until 5pm.

Tuesday August 9th through Friday August 12th, the library will be open from 8am until 5pm. The library will be closed Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th. On August 15th, the beginning of Fall semester, the library will resume it's regular Fall hours.

Monday, August 8th: Closed 8am - 1:15pm    Open 1:15pm - 5pm

Tuesday, August 9th - Friday, August 12th: 8am - 5pm

Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th: Closed

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Few More Weeks of Summer Reading!

There are only a few more weeks of summer left before the Fall 2016 semester starts! Why not bring your summer to a close with an awesome book from the Schwob Memorial Library McNaughton collection? It's filled with great leisure reading books that will help you get your mind in gear before the Fall semester starts. There are a plethora of fun reads that will satisfy any reader! You could choose to follow Eileen Tumulty's chase for the American Dream in Matthew Thomas' We Are Not Ourselves. You could explore race and its contemporary resonances through Ta-Nehisi Coates' personal narrative Between the World and Me. Or, explore the lives of music legends like James Brown, Travis Barker, and Beyonce! Not exactly what you're interested in? No worries! The McNaughton collection has a wide range of topics and genres to choose from. Surely there is something waiting for you on the shelf! The world is literally at your finger tips, one page at a time. Come by the Schwob Memorial Library and check it all out!

Happy Summer Reading!
Branden Printup

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

GIL-Find Instructional Videos!

Having trouble finding a book in the library? Need to find a book and other materials for class, or personal reading, and the library doesn't have it? Here's the help you've been waiting for! Our awesome librarian staff here at Schwob Memorial Library have created multiple video guides teaching how to access the content and materials you need!

Click on this link to access these videos, GIL-Find Instructional Videos

For additional assistance, please contact the CSU Libraries Information Services Reference Desk at: 706-507-8671 or you can always email a Librarian.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Fourth Of July!

On Monday this amazing nation will celebrate another year of independence. America. The land of the American Dream! We will never forget all of the sacrifices that were made by many to make our America today possible. In honor of our beloved nation, make sure to continue pushing forward and achieving so that someday in the future more Americans can appreciate the things we will have left behind for them. Previous Americans were gracious enough to leave us things like the internet. Basketball. Football. Baseball. American Muscle Cars. Video games. Rock n' Roll. Jazz. In a nutshell.. they left us arguably one of the best places on Earth. Not to say that the other places on Earth aren't awesome... because they are. But. They aren't America. There can only be one... and this one is insanely awesome.

Independence Day is celebrated to remember the separation of the Thirteen American Colonies from Great Britain. Interestingly enough, this legal separation was made on July 2nd, 1776. On July 4th, 1776 the revising of the Declaration of Independence was finally approved by Congress. This is why nationally the 4th is recognized as America's Day of Independence. Celebrations since then have been quite similar. Big dinners, fireworks, and generally noisy celebrations have taken place in honor of American pride.

So, aside from remembering the history and sacrifices, the most important question is how are you going to celebrate the Fourth of July? Will you go fishing with friends and family on the lake while listening to some of Georgia's finest country music that the dial can find? Will you pickle a beast like Benny "The Jet Rodriguez" from the nostalgic movie The Sandlot? Will you eat barbeque? Play some baseball? Make an Apple Pie? Whatever you do, make sure that it is awesome because this is your America! Make this Fourth of July one to remember. Also, make sure that you stay safe during your holiday fun!

As you're out making Uncle Sam proud by displaying your American pride, don't forget that the Schwob Memorial Library will be open on July 2nd and 3rd. Although the library will be open on these days, there will be no shuttle service. Of course, the library will be closed on Monday July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Long live the land of the free and the home of the brave!

With Hope,
Branden Printup

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

United By Team! Driven By Passion!

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Soccer (English). Fútbol (Spanish). Fußball (German). Футбольный (Russian). 축구 (Korean). Each of these words, in each different language, all share one thing in common. They all describe a game that anyone in the world can play together, regardless of the language barrier. Regardless of familiarity with one another. Soccer, though different in pronunciation and spelling depending on the person, is constant. It is THE world sport. Every country has multiple soccer teams, and one international team. In North America, we are proudly represented by our United States Men's and Women's National Teams. Today in soccer news the United States Men's National Team (USMNT) will be competing in the semi-finals for the Copa America Centenario (Centennial American Cup). This is an international tournament hosted on American soil where 16 international teams come to compete against one another for the beautiful Tournament Cup.
U.S Women's National Team: FIFA World Cup Champions 2015
     The pride each country has in their team is immeasurable. The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was the most watched sporting event in American history, doubling the amount of viewers who watched the NBA Finals which is the second most viewed in American history. In that particular World Cup performance they added the third star to their team crest signifying the three FIFA World Cup Championship titles they have won (champions in 1991, 1999, and 2015). In essence, the American international soccer teams are so popular because they have the unique ability to represent "the American Way" and the "American Dream" on the international stage. Tonight, the USMNT will take the field and compete against Argentina in the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario. America has not been to this stage of the tournament since 1995. Tonight, Americans everywhere will raise their flags, wear their jerseys, and scream our team's chant, "I Believe That We Will Win!"
U.S Men's Team Celebrate 2-1 World Cup Victory over Ghana
U.S. Women's Team respecting the National Anthem before the game
      As America continues to fight through adversity on the field, and off, it is important to remember how things came to be this way. As the Fourth of July approaches, I challenge you to reflect on your service to America. Many serve in a United States Military uniform. Some serve in the classroom as an educator, and many of you reading this serve as students committed to advancing this great nation of ours through scholastic achievement. Some Americans serve as mothers, and fathers. No matter how you serve, it's important that you serve. As America cheers on its USMNT for its first semi-finals in decades, I hope you will remember every challenge you've ever overcome that has kept you fighting for the goal. Every missed opportunity, every unfair call, and every triumphant victory despite the odds that has brought you to where you are today. You ARE America. Cheers to you for never giving up just like our National teams who both have continued to model this statute for years. Cheers to the strong willed American citizens who have continued to keep this nation alive and strong despite all the challenges we have faced, together.

Fans take over miles and miles of their town to watch the FIFA World Cup on screen together!
     Show your patriotism and pride in your country by watching the USMNT play in the semi-finals tonight, and also make sure you stop by the Simon Schwob Memorial Library and get an early start on celebrating Independence Day by educating yourself on American History. There are countless books on military campaigns, government history, and even local history. Be sure to ask a librarian about the different databases that can be used to locate academic journals and more on America! Enjoy your summer, and long live the Red, White, and Blue!

With Hope,
Branden Printup

Friday, June 17, 2016

Juneteenth: The Day of True Freedom

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.”

           —General Orders, Number 3; Headquarters District of Texas, Galveston, June 19, 1865

Juneteenth Celebration in Austin, Texas on June 19th, 1900

Ashton Villa: Major General Gordon Granger gave General Order Number 3 from the balcony of this home on June 19th, 1985

Artist rendition of a Union soldier delivering the good news to the enslaved Africans in Texas

This Sunday, June 19th, will mark the 150th Anniversary of the "actual" eradication of slavery in the United States of America. On June 19th, 1865 Major General Gordon Granger marched his Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and the slaves were now free. History states that the slaves of America were freed on January 1st, 1863 through President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, but there were not enough Union troops with strongholds on Confederate territory to enforce the order. Another issue that caused the two year delay was the lack of ability to quickly communicate over long distances. It is often said among celebrators that "the messenger" sent to deliver the message of freedom to the slaves was murdered en route in order to prolong slavery.

Today, many Americans of all races and creeds celebrate Juneteenth as a major victory for humanity in America. To celebrate communities all over the United States have barbeques, parades, music festivals with spoken word, and many other events to remember this holiday recognized by almost every state in America. If not for the efforts of those soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice, many of the liberties African Americans enjoy would not have been possible. Also, many other liberties that exist today would not have had the chance to flourish and exist if a stand against social injustice had never been taken.

How will you celebrate Juneteenth this year? Part of the beauty of being an American citizen is that we are all able to learn and remember our history and appreciating how the voices of a few have radically impacted the lives of multiple millions. Here at the Schwob Memorial Library on Main Campus we have a large collection of resources all pertaining to the Civil War and slavery in America. Come ask us about different databases and texts that we can guide you to for more information on the history of Juneteenth and the Emancipation Proclamation. Also catch a music festival or poetry reading to celebrate as well!

With Hope,
Branden Printup

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Summer Semester Hours

Main Campus Library Summer Hours!

This summer the Simon Schwob Memorial Library on CSU's main campus hours of operation will be as follows:

Monday-Thursday:   8am  to  10pm

Friday:                        8am  to  5pm

Saturday:                   1pm  to  6pm

Sunday:                      2pm  to  10pm

The library WILL BE closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day!!

Good luck to all students taking classes this summer and hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Farewell to the Greatest Fighter of All Time

Muhammad Ali, three time world heavyweight champion and arguably one of the most revered athletes of his time, passed away last Friday on June 3, 2016. Ali shaped history for African Americans during the Civil Rights era in America. He also impacted the boxing world significantly with unmatched charisma and an unwillingness to be defined by anyone but himself in, and out, of the ring. He was 74 years old.

Ali was both admired and vilified by the public in the 1960s and 1970s for his different political, religious, and social views. He refused to be drafted into the Vietnam War as a conscientious objector. He converted to Islam from Christianity and joined the Lost-Found Nation of Islam. He changed his name to Muhammad Ali because he claimed Cassius Clay, his birth name, was a "slave name." He inspired the world after defeating the undefeated heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman by knockout in the 8th round of their "Rumble in the Jungle" fight in Zaire. This fight has been called the greatest sporting event of the 20th Century.

Aside from his multiple achievements, victories, and comical antics in front of opponents and during news interviews, Ali was also a father. He was a husband. He was a man who believed in his ability, and the ability of the people. As one of the most recognizable faces in all of history, he will be remembered by all who had the opportunity to experience his personality and know his story.

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Ali with his family
Ali's world renowned knockout victory over Sonny Liston

Here in the Schwob Memorial Library there are a number of books that detail the life and accomplishments of Muhammad Ali! In addition to Ali's autobiography The Greatest, My Own Story, the McNauhton Collection in the library also has an incredibly gripping non-fiction piece on Ali and his friendship with Malcom X entitled Blood Brothers: the Fatal Friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcom X. Both books cover the political ties, boxing achievements, and history of the champ. There's no greater way to remember his life and legacy than learning about him through literature! Stop by the library to check out our resources on his life soon!
With Hope,
Branden Printup

Monday, May 23, 2016

Memorial Day Library Hours

CSU Libraries will be closed from May 28th to May 30th for Memorial Day.  Regular hours resume on May 31st.

For more information, please contact the Research Clinic at:  706-507-8671.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CSU Libraries Will Be Closed on May 19th

Both the Simon Schwob and Music libraries will be closed on May 19th for Staff Development Day.  Regular hours will resume on May 20th.

For a listing of the CSU Libraries' hours, please see:

Friday, May 13, 2016

Maymester Hours

The Simon Schwob Memorial Library's hours for Maymester are:

Monday - Thursday:  8 AM - 10 PM
Friday:  8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  1 PM - 6 PM

Monday, May 9, 2016

Library Hours for May 9th-May 15th

    Library Hours for May 9th-May 15th

     The Simon Schwob Main Campus library will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday this week. It will be closed on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th. Enjoy your break!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Extended Hours for Finals

   Main Campus Library Extended Hours for Finals!

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This weekend, Simon Schwob Memorial Library on CSU's main campus will include extended evening hours so that students can prepare for finals week. The extended hours are:

 Friday, April 29:        7:00 am-12:00 midnight
 Saturday, April 30:    10:00 am-12:00 midnight
 Sunday, May 1st:      10:00 am-12:00 midnight

 Monday, May 2nd through Thursday, May 5th will remain the normal weekday hours: 7:00 am to 2:00 am.

 The next weekend will also include extended hours:

 Friday, May 6th:        7:00 am-12:00 midnight
 Saturday, May 7th:    10:00 am-12:00 midnight
 Sunday, May 8th:      10:00 am-12:00 midnight

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Upcoming Book Talks at Simon Schwob Library

  Upcoming Book Talks at the Simon Schwob Library

Tuesday, April 26th at 12:00 Noon

 “The American Slave Coast” by Ned and Constance Sublette.
 Authors Ned and Constance Sublette tell the brutal story of how the slavery industry made the reproductive labor of slaves referred to as “breeding women” essential to the expansion of slavery in the United States after 1808. The interstate slave trade exploded in Mississippi during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, drove the US expansion into Texas, and powered attempts to take over Cuba and other parts of Latin America.

Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 pm  

“Well Worth Stopping to See: Antebellum Columbus, Georgia Through the Eyes of Travelers" by Mike Bunn.

 In his new book, Mike Bunn explores the city of Columbus through the eyes of visitors during its first quarter century of development. This unique perspective from non-residents, from both across America and abroad, illuminate Columbus's colorful past. These candid, and at times humorous, accounts provide an insightful view on Columbus as it grew from frontier town to industrial power house between its founding in 1828 and the eve of the Civil War.


Friday, April 8, 2016

CSU Libraries Book Sales!

             CSU Libraries Book Sales for National Library Week!
    Come join us for CSU Libraries' Friends of Libraries Book Sales next week! The Music Library at our downtown River Campus will hold a book sale on April 15th, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The Simon Schwob Memorial Library will hold book sales on April 19th and 20th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm both days. Come on over and enjoy the sales in celebration of National Library Week! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

National Library Week

    National Library Week at Columbus State University Libraries!

  Join us from April 10th to April 16th for National Library Week, featuring new events each day, and a trivia competition the entire week!

Monday, April 11 — 12:30pm-1:30pm

National Library Week, Kickoff Event with a presentation by Paula Adams and Jesse Chariton on the History and Evolution of CSU Libraries. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 12 — 12:30pm-1:30pm

Languages out Loud, a reading event featuring a selection of classical and modern languages. A light lunch will be served.

Wednesday, April 13 — 12:30pm-1:30pm

Makerspace 3D Printer Demonstration and Competition.

Attend a 3D Printer demonstration by the CSU Bot Cave and create your own 3D design to submit to by Friday, April 15th. The best design will be printed out and the winner will receive a CSU Libraries phone charger or a $25 CSU Bookstore gift card.

Thursday, April 14 — 10:00am-9:00pm

What's in the Bag? Guess how many books are in the backpack and you win the bag, its contents, and a CSU Libraries phone charger! Located in the main campus Library Gallery.

Thursday, April 14 — 10:00am-9:00pm

What’s in the Jar? Guess how much candy is in the jar and win the jar, its candy, and a CSU Libraries phone charger! Located at River Park Campus in the Music Library.

Friday, April 15— 9:00am-4:30pm

Library Book Sale at the Music Library.

Tuesday-Wednesday, April 19-20 — 10:00am-7:00pm

Main Campus Schwob Library Book Sale.

Monday, April 11– Thursday, April 14

Bookmark Contest: Submit a 2" x 6" bookmark design to Acceptable file formats are TIFF, PDF, JPEG, PNG, or anything part of the Microsoft Office suite. It must also have 600x800 in pixels or 300dpi. Deadline for submissions is April 12th. Voting will be from 10am to 9pm on April 14th at the main library and music library.

Monday, April 11– Friday, April 15

Online Trivia - Answers questions correctly each day to increase your chances of winning. The winner will receive choice of a $25 CSU Bookstore gift card or a CSU Libraries phone charger.

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