Writing 65 Research

Evaluate your library session:  follow-up evaluation!

First–it’s a great idea to get to know key service points within the actual library!

Library Reserve and Circulation Desk
Faculty place readings and  course materials  (sometimes including text books) on RESERVE at the library so that students can check them out for short periods of time.  The Library Reserve/Circulation desk is also where you can check out library materials, including laptops, keys to group study rooms, books and more!

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Library Information Desk and 24/7 Librarian Assistance
Need help finding some information?  Are you new to databases and want to find an article?  Do you need help printing a document?  The LIBRARY INFORMATION DESK on the main floor of the library is the place to go when you have a question!

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Library webpage.

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Campus Library Webpage

Next–you are going to want to get to know the Campus Library Webpage at http://www.cocc.edu/Library so that you can find books, background information and articles!

Why use a library webpage for accessing information when you can just use Google, you ask?

WELL!  Think of the library as your map to the world of information.  You can wander around the free web (Google, etc) and stumble across factual, accurate information just like you can wander around Europe and stumble upon the Eifel tower (eventually!).  There’s a lot of great stuff that can be found by wandering, but if you want efficient, effective access to information, library search tools help you get there fast.

Furthermore, have you ever felt like you needed a credit card available to access the good stuff on the web?  Doesn’t that feel a little stressful?

Libraries buy the good stuff for you.  That’s what we’re all about–giving you access to good, valuable, scholarly information.  The thing is, you have to know how to use library search tools in order to find the good stuff.  It’s not harder than Google–it’s just a little more spread out–you use different library search tools to locate different kinds of information, such as books, articles, and facts.

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To Get Some Background–Use Online Encyclopedia Collections:

First, get to the Barber Library Webpage at:  http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the encyclopedias and more icon to access online encyclopedia collections. These resources to explore possible topics or to find out more about one particular topic.

Each online encyclopedia in your results list offers sections /articles (but these are encyclopedia articles, not journal articles) on your topic.

Note that all of these resources allow you to download or e-mail sections/articles to yourself AND most have a citation function that lets you choose a particular citation format (such as APA, MLA, etc.)

Here’s some of our general collections of online encyclopedias:

Credo Reference Online (includes Encyclopedia of African History, Nigeria’s Diverse Peoples–A Reference Sourcebook)

Gale Reference Online (includes Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily LifeNew Encyclopedia of Africa

Oxford Reference Online

If you have a social issues topic you might also want to explore:

CQ Researcher

Opposing Viewpoints

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To Get Some Articles, Use Journal Article Databases:

Remember to start at the Campus Library webpage at: http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Articles and More icon to access journal article databases.  Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Here’s a few databases (from our list of over 100) that might be especially helpful:

Academic One File
Academic Search Premier
General OneFile
JSTOR
MasterFile Premier

Take a look at the Resources by Subject icon as well–it will list all databases and online encyclopedias for specific subject areas!

TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available
  • use ” ” for phrases
  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation)
  • use boolean commands (nicotine or smok*) and pregnan*
  • searches can be specific
  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen–we now have a service that looks for the full text of articles ACROSS multiple databases!

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WR 121– LOCAL ISSUES

TO GET TO THE COCC LIBRARY WEBPAGE:

http://www.cocc.edu/Library/


ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

Online encyclopedias can provide wonderful background information for your topic, making your book and articles more successful.  This would be true even if you are researching local Central Oregon issues.   Let’s say you are researching city planning and transportation options for Bend.  Some background information on transportation planning in general could be very useful, and our online Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs would provide that for you.  You can use this resource and others from the COCC Library webpage. Look for the Encyclopedias and more link (you’ll see the globe icon) and then click on Encyclopedias.  Here’s some direct links to some of our more comprehensive resources:

Credo Reference Online

Gale Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

Explore some other options for locating background information at COCC’s collection of online encyclopedias at
http://www.cocc.edu/Library/reference/


CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES:

Some regional issues may be part of the national conversation.  Get an overview of contemporary issues using these resources. You can use the links below or access these resources from the COCC Library webpage (choose Articles and More then click on the titles listed below).

CQ Researcher

Opposing Viewpoints


LOCAL AND REGIONAL RESOURCES:

City of Bend

City of Redmond

City of Madras

City of Prineville

City of La Pine

Deschutes County Programs and Services

Crook County Programs and Services

Jefferson County Programs and Services


USE JOURNAL ARTICLE  DATABASES FOR ARTICLES:

Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Get to the COCC Library Databases webpage.

GENERAL DATABASES  

Academic Search Premier

MasterFile Premier

DATABASES PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT:

Oregon News (22 newspapers in Oregon)

The Oregonian

The Bend Bulletin


TO SEARCH A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE/JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “parks and recreat*”

  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation).
    example: communit*

  • use boolean commands
    example: recycl* AND communit*

    example: (art* OR music*) AND communit*

  • searches can be specific

  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen.

  • other articles  may be ordered via inter-library loan.

Why not just use Google to find your information? BECAUSE the library search tools we offer get you to the information you need fast and effectively.  Library search tools such as  library catalogs, databases and online encyclopedias give you FREE, FAST and FACTUAL information so that you can complete your writing research assignments!


CITATION FORMAT

http://www.cocc.edu/library/citations/


HELP IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE!

Need help finding some information?  Are you new to databases and want to find an article?  Do you need help printing a document?  The LIBRARY INFORMATION DESK on the main floor of the library is the place to go when you have a question!  Here’s Barber Library’s open hours.

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Library webpage.

Or e-mail us at:  refdesk@cocc.edu.

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Speech 111

TO GET TO THE COCC LIBRARY WEBPAGE:

http://www.cocc.edu/Library/


ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

Online encyclopedias can provide wonderful background information for your topic, making your book and articles more successful.  Useful online encyclopedias for your topic are listed below.  You can use these links or get to all of these from the COCC Library webpage. Look for the Encyclopedias and more link (you’ll see the globe icon) and then click on Encyclopedias.  Here’s some direct links to some of our more comprehensive resources:

Credo Reference Online

Gale Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

Explore some other options for locating background information at COCC’s collection of online encyclopedias at
http://www.cocc.edu/Library/reference/

 


CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES:

Get an overview of contemporary issues using these resources. You can use the links below or access these resources from the COCC Library webpage (choose Articles and More then click on the titles listed below).

CQ Researcher

Opposing Viewpoints


TO GET SOME BOOKS, USE ONLINE CATALOGS:

Start with the link for Barber Library Catalog.

Choose a keyword search.  Type in the keywords …try: communit*.

Note the use of truncation (wildcard character!)


USE JOURNAL ARTICLE  DATABASES FOR ARTICLES:

Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Get to the COCC Library Databases webpage.

SPECIFIC DATABASES  PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT

Academic Search Premier

MasterFile Premier


TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “social network*”

  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation).
    example: communit*

  • use boolean commands
    example: econ* AND communit*

    example: (art* OR music*) AND communit*

  • searches can be specific

  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen.

  • other articles  may be ordered via inter-library loan.

Why not just use Google to find your information? BECAUSE the library search tools we offer get you to the information you need fast and effectively.  Library search tools such as  library catalogs, databases and online encyclopedias give you FREE, FAST and FACTUAL information so that you can complete your writing research assignments!


CITATION FORMAT

http://www.cocc.edu/library/citations/


HELP IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE!

Need help finding some information?  Are you new to databases and want to find an article?  Do you need help printing a document?  The LIBRARY INFORMATION DESK on the main floor of the library is the place to go when you have a question!  Here’s Barber Library’s open hours.

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Library webpage.

Or e-mail us at:  refdesk@cocc.edu.


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Music 203

ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

Barber Library’s online encyclopedias can provide wonderful information for your music topic.   You can use these links or get to all of these from the COCC Library webpage. Look for the Encyclopedias and more link (you’ll see the globe icon) and then click on Encyclopedias.  Here’s some direct links to several of our online encyclopedias that are going to cover music from specific countries or music as a cultural product.

Oxford Music Online

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World

Music in American Life

Here are some general collections of online encyclopedias that may also be useful:

Credo Reference Online

Gale Reference Online

Explore some other options for locating background information at COCC’s collection of online encyclopedias at
http://www.cocc.edu/Library/reference/


USE JOURNAL ARTICLE  DATABASES FOR ARTICLES:

Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Get to the COCC Library Databases webpage.

SPECIFIC DATABASES  PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT

Academic Search Premier

MasterFile Premier


TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “celtic music*”

  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation).
    example: communit*

  • use boolean commands
    example: music AND communit*

    example: (art* OR music*) AND communit*

  • searches can be specific

  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen.

  • other articles  may be ordered via inter-library loan.


RECORDINGS

For streaming recordings (primarily classical), try this:

NAXOS 


CITATION FORMAT

http://www.cocc.edu/library/citations/


HELP IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE!

Need help finding some information?  Are you new to databases and want to find an article?  Do you need help printing a document?  The LIBRARY INFORMATION DESK on the main floor of the library is the place to go when you have a question!  Here’s Barber Library’s open hours.

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Library webpage.


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Writing 95 Research

TO GET TO THE COCC LIBRARY WEBPAGE:

http://www.cocc.edu/Library/


ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

Online encyclopedias can provide wonderful background information for your topic, making your book and articles more successful.  Useful online encyclopedias for your topic are listed below.  You can use these links or get to all of these from the COCC Library webpage. Look for the Encyclopedias and more link (you’ll see the globe icon) and then click on Encyclopedias.  Here’s some direct links to some of our more comprehensive resources:

Credo Reference Online

Gale Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

Explore some other options for locating background information at COCC’s collection of online encyclopedias at
http://www.cocc.edu/Library/reference/

OR…take a look at these specific online encyclopedias that may be useful for your writing assignment in this class!

Sage Key Concepts Series: Key Concepts in Community Studies

Encyclopedia of Social Networks

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Encyclopedia of Rural America : The Land and People


CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES:

Get an overview of contemporary issues using these resources. You can use the links below or access these resources from the COCC Library webpage (choose Articles and More then click on the titles listed below).

CQ Researcher

Opposing Viewpoints


TO GET SOME BOOKS, USE ONLINE CATALOGS:

Start with the link for Barber Library Catalog.

Choose a keyword search.  Type in the keywords …try: communit*.

Note the use of truncation (wildcard character!)


USE JOURNAL ARTICLE  DATABASES FOR ARTICLES:

Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Get to the COCC Library Databases webpage.

SPECIFIC DATABASES  PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT

Academic Search Premier

MasterFile Premier


TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “social network*”

  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation).
    example: communit*

  • use boolean commands
    example: econ* AND communit*

    example: (art* OR music*) AND communit*

  • searches can be specific

  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen.

  • other articles  may be ordered via inter-library loan.

Why not just use Google to find your information? BECAUSE the library search tools we offer get you to the information you need fast and effectively.  Library search tools such as  library catalogs, databases and online encyclopedias give you FREE, FAST and FACTUAL information so that you can complete your writing research assignments!


CITATION FORMAT

http://www.cocc.edu/library/citations/


HELP IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE!

Need help finding some information?  Are you new to databases and want to find an article?  Do you need help printing a document?  The LIBRARY INFORMATION DESK on the main floor of the library is the place to go when you have a question!  Here’s Barber Library’s open hours.

You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Library webpage.

Or e-mail us at:  refdesk@cocc.edu.


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Girl Scouts Netiquette Workshop

GETTING STARTED:

Girl Scouts Internet Safety Pledge


STEP FOUR:  Creating a Great Social Media Profile

Profile Questions to Consider:

  • Why do you choose to post or display in your profile the information you do?
  • What do you prefer to see on other people’s profiles–and what would you prefer not to see?
  • How is what you share online different from what you share face to face?  Why?
  • What do you think would happen if everyone’s online presence was a truly authentic reflection of themselves?  Would this help social relationships and etiquette?

Setting Up A Social Networking Profile–GCF Learn Free Interactive

Practice Setting Up a Social Networking Profile–U.S. Federal Trade Commission


STEP ONE: Explore “Oops!” and “Wow” Moments in Online Communication

Oops…someone hits “send” or posts something that causes anger, embarrassment or hurt for herself and others.  Spend some time sharing the oops and wows of your own online experiences.  What are some ways you can get better at online communication?

Online Etiquette: How Much Do You Know–Take the Quiz!

Cyberbullying–GirlsHealth.gov

Teens, Kindness  and Cruelty on Social Network Sites: Pew Research Center


STEP TWO: Dig Into Some Stories of “Ouch” Moments in Online Communication

Big group discussion: what are some stories about online communication/social media gone wrong?  What could have helped those situations?

What are some ways to help people who have been hurt by poor online behavior?


STEP THREE–E-mail, Commenting, Blogging

We comment…

  • To let people know they have an audience
  • To encourage people to interact
  • To make people think more deeply about an issue

Take a look at a couple of these blogs (or talk to the workshop leader about additional blogs we might look at) and explore the comments.  Find some examples of useful comments and some examples of not-so-great comments.  What do they have in common?  What can you add to your list about useful commenting?

Rookie

HelloGiggles

LibDemChild Age 15

Girl Up: United We Change The World (United Nations)


 STEP FIVE–Spread Better Practices

Take a look at your list of tips for “Netiquette Rules to Live By”.  With the rest of the workshop, create a list to be posted here:

 Tell a trusted adult if you sense that someone is being cyberbullied.

Don’t post any personal information.

Don’t post about other people.

Be careful about the pictures that you post–can affect your future!

Don’t spread chain mail.

Don’t share any personal information.

Be kind to others.

Try to keep your friendships and don’t blame your problems on anyone else (esp. online).

Don’t make negative comments.

Be careful about what you say.

Everything you post is forever and can be shared.

Send emoji flowers and commit other acts of kindness.

What are some other things you can do?

DoSomething.org

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WR 214–Business Writing

Campus Library Webpage:

You are going to want to get to know the Campus Library Webpage at http://www.cocc.edu/Library so that you can find books, background information and articles!

Why use a library webpage for accessing information when you can just use Google, you ask?

WELL!  Think of the library as your map to the world of information.  You can wander around the free web (Google, etc) and stumble across factual, accurate information just like you can wander around Europe and stumble upon the Eifel tower (eventually!).  There’s a lot of great stuff that can be found by wandering, but if you want efficient, effective access to information, library search tools help you get there fast.

Furthermore, have you ever felt like you needed a credit card available to access the good stuff on the web?  Doesn’t that feel a little stressful?

Libraries buy the good stuff for you.  That’s what we’re all about–giving you access to good, valuable, scholarly information.  The thing is, you have to know how to use library search tools in order to find the good stuff.  It’s not harder than Google–it’s just a little more spread out–you use different library search tools to locate different kinds of information, such as books, articles, and facts.


To Get Some Articles, Use Journal Article Databases:

Remember to start at the Campus Library webpage at:http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Articles and More icon to access journal article databases.  Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Here’s a few databases (from our list of over 100) that are a good place to start:

Academic One File
Academic Search Premier
Business Source Premier
MasterFile Premier
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

Take a look at the Resources by Subject pages for business, as well:  http://www.cocc.edu/library/business/.
This will lead you to additional article databases, video and audio and websites, as well as a huge number of online encyclopedias in the area business!


Effective Database Searching:

  • choose to limit your results to full text
  • explore pull down menus that let you choose to limit your search to article titles
  • start with keyword searching when available
  • use ” ” for phrases
  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation)
  • use boolean commands (nicotine or smok*) and pregnan*
  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen–we now have a service that looks for the full text of articles ACROSS multiple databases!

Citation Format:

http://www.cocc.edu/library/citations/


Getting Help:

Need help?  Ask a Librarian!  Just go to http://www.cocc.edu/library/ask-a-librarian/ to contact us via e-mail, phone, chat, or stop by the information desk (main floor of Barber Library) during our open hours!


 

In Conclusion:

So, once again, why not just use Google to find your information? BECAUSE the library search tools we offer get you to the information you need fast and effectively.  Library search tools such as  library catalogs, databases and online encyclopedias give you FREE, FAST and FACTUAL information so that you can complete your writing research assignments!

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Nursing 106

GOALS:  

Learn how to locate a wellness resource.

Learn how to locate an ethics resource.


 WHY USE LIBRARY BASED RESOURCES:

First, you are going to want to get to know the Campus Library Webpage at http://www.cocc.edu/Library so that you can find books, background information and articles on wellness, and on ethics.

Why use a library webpage for accessing information when you can just use Google, you ask?

WELL!  Think of the library as your map to the world of information.  You can wander around the free web (Google, etc) and stumble across factual, accurate information just like you can wander around Europe and stumble upon the Eifel tower (eventually!).  There’s a lot of great stuff that can be found by wandering, but if you want efficient, effective access to information, library search tools help you get there fast.

Furthermore, have you ever felt like you needed a credit card available to access the good stuff on the web?  Doesn’t that feel a little stressful?

Libraries buy the good stuff for you.  That’s what we’re all about–giving you access to good, valuable, scholarly information.  The thing is, you have to know how to use library search tools in order to find the good stuff.  It’s not harder than Google–it’s just a little more spread out–you use different library search tools to locate different kinds of information, such as books, articles, and facts.


USING ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIAS:

Sometimes you just can’t search a journal article database successfully until you know at least some of the basic background (and language) for your topic.  To locate background information, try the online encyclopedia collections  listed below.  You can use these links or get to all of these from the COCC Library webpage. Look for the Encyclopedias and more link (you’ll see the globe icon) and then click on Encyclopedias.  Here’s some direct links to some of our more comprehensive resources:

Credo Reference Online

Gale Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

Some specific online encyclopedias that are useful for topics in Wellness are:

Encyclopedia of the Mind
Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Gale Encyclopedia of Diets
The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Green Health: An A to Z Guide
Health and Medicine

Some specific online encyclopedias that are useful for topics in Ethics are:

Encyclopedia of Bioethics
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues


TO GET SOME BOOKS, USE ONLINE CATALOGS:

Start with the link for Barber Library Catalog.

Choose a keyword search.  Type in the keywords …try: nursing and ethics.

If you want to try truncation (using a wildcard chacter) do this: nurs* and ethic*


TO GET SOME ARTICLES, USE ARTICLE DATABASES:

Remember to start at the Campus Library webpage at: http://www.cocc.edu/Library/.

Look for the Articles and More icon to access journal article databases.  Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles.  The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!

Take a look at the Resources by Subject icon as well–it will list all databases and online encyclopedias for specific subject areas–including Health Sciences.

Some database highlights from the Resources by Subject page for Health Sciences –these will help you locate articles on wellness and ethics topics.

Academic One File
Academic Search Premier
Alt HealthWatch   Good for wellness topics.
CINAHL
Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module   Good for wellness topics.
Health Reference Center Academic
Health Source Consumer Edition   Good for wellness topics.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition   Good for ethics topics.
MasterFile Premier   Good for wellness topics.
MEDLINE
MEDLINEplus
Nursing and Allied Health Collection   Good for ethics topics.
Nursing Resource Center    Good for ethics topics.


 TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:

Journal Article Database Search Hints

  • start with keyword searching when available

  • use ” ” for phrases
    example: “mindfulness meditation”

  • use * to locate endings to words (truncation).
    example: exercis*

  • use boolean commands
    example: diet* and health*
    example: health* and (diet* or nutrit*)

  • searches can be specific

  • full text articles may be e-mailed, downloaded or printed from the screen.

  • other articles may be located from the COCC Library e-journals link or may be ordered via inter-library loan.


APA FORMAT:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/


MORE HELP:

Oh, and don’t forget!   You can always stop by or call the Barber Library Information Deskref….or use our 24/7 chat service!  Go to http://www.cocc.edu/library/custom-pages/ask-a-librarian/ –we can help you via chat, phone, in person, and e-mail!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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