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Nursing and Allied Health Subject Guide




Databases and Journal Indexes

AAFP Conditions A to Z (STAT!Ref) PASCAL icon
This patient-information resource has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. Common conditions, treatments and health tips are presented concisely and informatively, and listed alphabetically or cross-searched in STAT!Ref online. Many are also available in Spanish. A mobile app and training tutorials are available from the main STAT!Ref access page.

Academic OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost) PASCAL icon
A general, multi-disciplinary database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals

AccessScience (McGraw-Hill)
Includes articles and Research Reviews covering all major scientific disciplines, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Also includes biographies of well-known scientific figures, downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics, videos highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists, suggestions for further study, guides to additional readings, curriculum maps tied to core content for educators, and more.

ACS Web Editions (American Chemical Society)
Published by the American Chemical Society, ACS Web Editions contains nearly 50 full-text journals and magazines in chemistry

Alt HealthWatch (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Offers full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Features indexing and abstracts as far back as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.

Anatomy and Physiology Online (STAT!Ref) PASCAL icon
This online resource from primalonlinelearning.com includes 20 modules on topics such as cell biology, skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system, respiratory system, and more. Each module contains an overview, learning objectives, key concepts and processes, 3D image and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, quizzes and reviews, pronunciation guides to key medical terms, clinical case studies for each system, clinical test, and the effects of aging on each system. You may need to allow pop-ups in your web browser to view all the content. A mobile app and training tutorials are available from the main STAT!Ref access page.

CINAHL Complete PASCAL icon
A comprehensive source for nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines. Provides indexing for over 5,200 journals with full text for more than 1,350 journals and books/monographs, with some full text coverage dating back to 1937. CINAHL Complete also includes the Pre-CINAHL dataset, which is intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles, providing basic bibliographic information before they are indexed with CINAHL Headings. As Pre-CINAHL journal articles are indexed, the records are replaced with complete CINAHL records.

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)   DISCUS icon
Designed for the everyday consumer of health care information, CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

Credo Reference   DISCUS icon
Provides access to more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, dictionaries, and reference titles from over 80 publishers, covering every major subject. Offers over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Over 10,000 Topic Pages present and organize a variety of information resources on a subject and act as a starting point for research.

ebrary PASCAL icon
A growing collection of over 100,000 electronic books in a wide range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser without downloading or installing anything to your computer. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download up to 10 entire books for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free). Individual chapters can also be downloaded in PDF format. Login to your personal account to take advantage of additional functionalities including setting a default citation format, highlighting and note taking within the text, adding hyperlinks to the text, saving books to a personal bookshelf, downloading content for offline use, and access to iOS and Android mobile apps. Off-campus users are automatically logged in to their personal accounts. On-campus users will be prompted to login when they need to use one of the additional functions or when they click the Sign In link. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide or the Download Guide.

EBSCO eBook Collection
A collection of over 21,000 electronic books available in full text online. These titles may be searched in the library's catalog or directly in the EBSCO database. Formerly known as NetLibrary, titles in this collection cover all subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Group)
The electronic books included in this collection are provided by the CSU Library and are in the categories of: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. See also the GVRL ebooks provided by DISCUS.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Group)   DISCUS icon
The electronic books included in this collection are provided by DISCUS and are in the categories of: Education, History, Medicine, Nation and World, and Science. See also the GVRL ebooks provided by the CSU Library.

General OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines ranging from architecture to biology and history to mathematics.

General Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health and medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more. Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984.

Global Issues in Context (Gale Group)
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

HathiTrust     FREE
HathiTrust is a growing digital repository of books and journals from a group of large research libraries. It includes both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives at HathiTrust partner libraries. The full text of all materials is searchable by everyone, and the full text of materials in the public domain are openly viewable by everyone. To limit your search to the approximately 30% of the HathiTrust collection which is in the public domain, simply check the "Full view only" box on the search screen. Additional options are available for non-partners by creating a Friend Account. Hathi (pronounced hah-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal highly regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength.

Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module (Gale Group)
Provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and wellness information. It includes the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, up-to-date reference materials, full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources, and health and medical videos. Additionally descriptions of and links to several pertinent Web sites, selected for their usefulness and appropriateness are among the resources in Health & Wellness Resource Center. Modules for Health and Wellness Resource Center offer additional specialized information segments. The Alternative Health module looks at health care from a holistic lens. The Disease Profiler module offers an empirical, statistical complement to the disease information in HWRC.

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale InfoTrac)
A multi-source database that provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
A collection of consumer health information, providing access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books, and contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); Lixi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

LearningExpress Library ver. 3.0        LearningExpress Library ver. 2.0        DISCUS icon
Access to ver. 2.0 will end soon (probably by May 2014). Any tests or tutorials begun in ver. 2.0 will need to be completed in ver. 2.0 or they may be restarted in ver. 3.0.
A collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources. Includes practice tests for the Praxis exams for teachers, nursing entrance, licensure, and certification exams, GED preparation, job and career goals, undergraduate and graduate school admission, and U.S. citizenship. Includes courses on workplace skills such as resume building, interviewing, job search and assessment, business writing, and core computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Includes tools for improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math for elementary school learners through adults. Features include timed tests and instant scoring and feedback. To use this resource, you must create your free private individual user account for taking tests, and saving works-in-progress and completed tasks.

Liebert Online
An authoritative database continaing peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

MedCalc 3000 (STAT!Ref) PASCAL icon
This is a collection of over 520 calculators, clinical criteria sets and decision trees for anyone practicing, teaching, or studying evidence-based medicine. This resource is integrated in STAT!Ref and included with every subscription. Every search in STAT!Ref automatically presents links to relevant tools within MedCalc 3000. A mobile app and training tutorials are available from the main STAT!Ref access page.

MEDLINE (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
An authoritative medical information database for medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, etc. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Nature
A weekly international journal publishing the peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology. Search the full text of the journal, or select a specific issue from the issue archive.

New York Times
Selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present is available in several of the library's databases, with complete digital coverage from 2008 to three months ago available in ProQuest Digital Microfilm. In addition, the library keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Newstand (Gale InfoTrac)
Provides access to more than 2,700 national, international, state and local newspapers with selective coverage between 1980 and 2012.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Gale Infotrac)   DISCUS icon
Designed for nursing students, physician’s assistant students, and researchers in allied health fields, and using the familiar InforTrad format, this database provides full text articles in more tha 1,000 journals with a strong emphasis on those cited in CINAHL.

Nursing Full Text Plus: Lippincott Premier Nursing Journals (OvidSP)
Searchable index to over 50 full-text nursing journals.

Nursing Resource Center (Gale Group)   DISCUS icon
Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context   DISCUS icon
Provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, it features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Oxford Reference Online Premium
Combines language and subject reference works together to form a large reference library. It contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
Intended for public, academic, and high school libraries, Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm: New York Times
This resource provides cover-to-cover full image access to the New York Times from 2008 to three months ago for an online experience that resembles paging through the newspaper in print or viewing it on microfilm. Users may crop, zoom, or rotate page images and then print, email, or save in PDF format. In addition, the library provides access to selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present in several other databases, keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.

PubMed     FREE
Contains citations from biomedical literature (MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE) and provides access and links to molecular biology resources. If a journal publisher has a web site that offers full-text of its journals, PubMed provides links to that site as well as biological resources, consumer health information, research tools, etc. links to some full-text articles at journal Web sites and other related Web resources. PubMed covers the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the preclinical sciences.

PubMed Central     FREE
The U.S. National Institutes of Health free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film, television, gardening, health, medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news, current events, photography, popular and classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports, fitness, transportation, travel and much more. Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994.

SAGE Journals Online
SAGE Journals Online (SAGE Premier) is a collection of over 560 full-text journals in over 50 disciplines including business, communication, criminology, education, humanities, industrial relations, labor, medicine, political science, psychology, social science, science, technology, urban studies, and more. Includes research journals published on behalf of more than 245 scholarly and professional societies.

Science
The online version of Science magazine includes access to original scientific research, global science news, and commentary in all fields of science.

Science in Context (Gale)
Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Science Reference Center (EBSCOHost)   DISCUS icon
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
  • Science Reference Center Enhanced Searching Interface (EBSCO)   DISCUS icon
    The enhanced interface includes a browse function for scientists, science categories, a featured science topic, and popular sources. Provides easy access to science experiments, citation help, a research guide, and curriculum standards.

SPORTDiscus (EBSCOHost)
A database that contains bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines. It contains over 650,000 records (partially full text) with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 20,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.

SpringerLink
An online collection of science, technology, and mathematics (STM) books, journals, and reference works from Springer-Verlag. Subject areas covered include Architecture and Design; Behavioral Science; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy; Professional and Applied Computing.

STAT!Ref PASCAL icon
This link provides consolidated access to STAT!Ref's Anatomy and Physiology Online, AAFP Conditions A to Z, MedCalc 3000, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary. It also includes a link to download the Stat!Ref mobile app, Training Center tutorials, and more.

WorldCat
A shared catalog that provides information about books, periodicals, audio/visual materials, etc. from thousands of libraries around the world and indicates which libraries hold the items.

World Data Analyst (Britannica)   DISCUS icon
Resource for retrieving, comparing and customizing data on the world's nations including maps, area, population, demographics, gross national product and more. Offers tools for creating comparison tables and graphs using either recent or historical statistics. Performs country rankings for chosen statistical categories. Results exportable to spreadsheet applications.

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Print Sources

American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine (Ref. RC 81 .A2 A52 1989)

Atlas of human anatomy (Ref. QM 25 .N46 2003 + CD-ROM)

Black's Medical Dictionary (Ref. R 121 .B598)

Computers in Nursing's Nurses' Guide to the Internet (Ref. RT 50.5 .N53 2001)

Directory of Hospital Personnel (Ref. RA 977 .D4718)

Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Ref. QH 332 .E52 2004 v. 1-5)

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health (Ref. RT 21 .G353 2002 v. 1-4)

Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis (Ref. RT 48.6 .C385 2004)

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (Ref. RC 46 .H333)

Magill's Medical Guide (Ref. RC 41 .M34 2002 v. 1-4)

Medical abbreviations and acronyms (Ref. R 121 .R77)

Medical meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins (Ref. R 123 .H29 2003)

Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals (Ref. RS 51 .M4)

Physicians' Desk Reference (Ref. RS 75 .P5)

Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary (Ref. R 121 .M89)

Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference (Ref. RM 138 .S59)

Mosby's Pediatric Nursing Reference (Ref. RJ 245 .M675 2004)

PDR Nurse's Drug Handbook (Ref. RM 125 .S668 2004)

Research in nursing and health: understanding and using quantitative and qualitative methods (Ref. RT 81.5 .D49 2004)

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (Ref. R 121 .T144)


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Government Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The AHRQ is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Use the A-Z quick menu to find information on nursing research

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention

Hands On Health South Carolina
This collection of links to health web sites gives the people of South Carolina a place to go to learn about health and wellness. Each site listed has been carefully examined by Hands on Health editorial staff and medical librarians. Hands on Health-SC is a project of the SC Medical University Library, funded by the Duke Endowment.

HealthFinder
A consumer health information site with a hand selected directory of health related websites produced by the National Health Information Center of the US department of Health and Human Services

MedlinePlus
Consumer based information on health topics

National Cancer Institute
Provides access to the Cancer Information Service, legislative information research, and more

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Serves as a gateway to biomedical databases; primary areas of focus are molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Gateway
Search in multiple databases at the NLM, including MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, DIRLINE, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, Space Life Sciences Meetings, and HSRProj

NLM's Databases & Electronic Information Sources
Provides access to an assortment of health related databases through the NLM

National Institute of Health
Health Information

Toxicology Data Network
A system of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas


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Internet Resources

AEGIS
AIDS Educational Global Information System

American Hospital Resource Center
A compilation of selected resource links to information on health administration and related topics

American Nurses Association Hall of Fame

Black Nurses in History
A bibliography and guide to web resources

Essential Nursing References
Published by the National League for Nursing

Gray's Anatomy
Seminal work in human anatomy features 1,247 vibrant engravings and a subject index with 13,000 entries

Hands on Health South Carolina
Hands on Health-SC is a consumer health web site designed for the people of South Carolina. It features health issues that are important in the state and stories from South Carolinians who are successfully managing health problems

Hardin MD (Meta Directory)
One of the best resources available for medical and health related links produced by the University of Iowa's Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Health Information Resources
The Michigan e-Library web-links to health information

Healthopedia.com
A medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language

HealthWeb
A collaborative project of health sciences libraries in the Midwest, HealthWeb provides basic searching and categorized browsing to noncommercial health resources

Martindale's Health Science Guide
Provides teaching files, medical cases, multimedia courses/textbooks, multimedia tutorials, databases, and movies on health science topics ranging from anatomy to women's health

Mayo Clinic: Tools for Healthier Lives
Serves as a consumer guide (and useful to students) to health information in such areas as nutrition, cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, children's health issues, and more

Medical Images on the Web

Medscape
A service providing access to over 25,000 full-text articles, treatment updates, patient resources, conference summaries and schedules, and more. Free registration required.

MedWeb
A database of medical links on the Internet produced by Emory University

National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature

RxList - The Internet Drug Index

Trident United Way

World Health Organization


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Online Journals

The following journals are available online:

Biomed Central
Publisher of more than 150 peer-reviewed open access journals

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Produced by the CDC

Environmental Health Information Service
A monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news on the impact of the environment on human health

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association

Nature

Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

Public Library of Science
A nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource

Science


Yahoo! Directory of Journals in Medicine


Find a list of e-journals in nursing available at CSU


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Journals and Magazines

The following journals are available in the CSU library:

American Journal of Health Promotion

American Journal of Nursing

American Journal of Public Health

American Nurse

ANS: Advances in nursing science

AORN Journal

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

AWHONN Lifelines

Computers in nursing

Computers Informatics Nursing

Critical Care Nursing Quarterly

Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN

Heart and Lung

Image: the journal of nursing scholarship

Imprint

International Journal of Nursing Terminologies & Classifications

JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing

Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Journal of Christian Nursing

Journal of Community Health Nursing

Journal of Emergency Nursing

Journal of Christian nursing

Journal of Holistic Nursing

Journal of Nursing Administration

Journal of Nursing Education

Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Pediatric Health Care

Journal of Professional Nursing

Journal of School Health

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing

Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Diagnosis

Journal of professional nursing

N &a,p; HC perspectives on community

Neonatal Network: NN

Nurse Educator

Nursing

Nursing Administration Quarterly

NP news

Nurse educator

Nurse Practitioner

Nursing

Nursing & health care

Nursing administration quarterly

Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

Nursing Clinics of North America

Nursing Education Perspectives

Nursing homes: long term care management

Nursing homes and senior citizen care

Nursing Outlook

Nursing Research

Public Health Reports

RN

Rehabilitation Nursing

Women's Health Issues


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