A multidisciplinary database for peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines, and some trade publications.
Scholarship (articles, books, dissertations and book reviews) about US and Canadian history
Citations for western-language monographs, articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings on all parts of Asia. 1971-Present.
Scholarship (articles, books, dissertations and book reviews) about world history from 1450 CE - present. Does not include United States or Canadian history.
UK newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets published from 1672-1737. Coverage varies by title.
British newspapers, pamphlets and books published between 1757 -1817.
A wide range of British publications from the 19th Century.
John Adams's complete diaries, selected legal papers, and the ongoing series of family correspondence and state papers.
Primary sources (speeches, ads, interviews, court cases, statistics, media, etc.) and reference works. Fully searchable Federal Writer's Project WPA slave narratives. Classics in Black scholarship from 67 historically Black college and university presses. Early 1800s-present.
Full-text of articles from major African American newspapers published in the United States in the 19th century. Includes: Freedom's Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, Frederick Douglass Paper, The Christian Recorder, Freedmen's Record, and The Negro Business League Herald. Coverage 1827-1909.
Newspaper content from more than 35 states. Covers topics from life in the Antebellum South to the long Civil Rights Movement, and beyond.
Digitized books, government and personal papers, journals, and letters document the migrations, communities and ideologies of people of African descent. 1860-Present.
Archive of materials related to civil rights and civil liberties. Includes correspondence, case files, legal briefs, news clippings, case notes, etc.
Primary source materials: catalogs, marketing material, market research reports, photographs, pilot studies and letters –from the 19th-20th century.
Primary sources from the history of Native US populations.
First hand accounts of Indian wars and westward migration. Coverage includes Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Records from the Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes.
Biographies of significant figures from American history.
Full text articles from American magazines published 1740-1940.
Primary source documents from and about the American West. Digitized from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago.
Census, immigration, military service and other civil records. Focus is on US and UK and on their colonies/territories. U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930. Also includes 1930 Mexico Census.
Detailed year-by-year reference work chronicling major British and world events. 1758-Present.
Books and Manuscripts from by early Arab and Persian scientists, doctors and thinkers; older books exploring the influences of the Islamic world on science, medicine and technology by Western authors; books in Arabic, Latin, English, French, German, Hebrew, Persian, Spanish, Dutch and Italian, from the 9th Century to the twentieth centuries. Temporarily free resource until May 30, 2020 due to COVID-19.
Full-text primary sources from political, social, and governmental organizations on LGBTQ life, local to international, 16th century - present.
Primary source documents relevant to Latin American, Asian European and US history.
The main database for Art and Art History Research. Covers all time periods and all geographies. Citations and links to articles from 1929 - present.
International legislation and U.S. case law regarding the acquisition and ownership of artworks. International Cultural Property/Ownership & Export Legislation (ICPOEL) contains international legislation governing the export and ownership of cultural property. Case Law & Statutes (CLS) contains U.S. case law, including litigated cases and out-of-court settlements regarding cultural property including Holocaust art theft, art fraud, looting, etc.
French texts from 12th to 21st centuries.
Photographs back to 1826. Includes images of historical events, figures, political leaders, sports greats, and celebrities.
Citations to books and articles on religion and religious studies from 1949-present
Main newspaper for the African-American community in Atlanta, 1931-2003
4 modules: 1 & 2) Federal Government Recods & Supplement - FBI files and records from the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Reagan presidencies; 3) Organizational Records and Papers, Part 1 - from 3 major civil rights organizations: Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs; 3) Organizational Records and Papers, Part 2 - records of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Africa-related papers of Claude Barnett, and the Robert F. Williams Papers.
Primary, biographical, and demographic sources about African Americans who were promised freedom and were loyal to British Crown during the American Revolution
A fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, images, and much more. Includes the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, citations and abstracts from the International Index to Black Periodicals, and index to the Black Literature Index microfiche collection.
Includes non-fiction writings such as monographs, letters, speeches, interviews, etc., by major figures in Black America, covering 250 years of history. Features unique and never-before-published materials. Includes full-text of the Black Panther newspaper.
Primary source documents, archives, films, and ephemera related to significant border areas and events from the 19th - 21st centuries.
Full page scans of the newspaper, 1872-1987
Scholarly encyclopedia of the ancient world and Greco-Roman culture.
Main newspaper for the African-American community in Chicago, 1910-1975
English-language Chinese newspapers, 1832-1953.
Searchable metadata and full-image reproductions of the South Korean newspaper,1920-present, in PDF format. Recent editions also have searchable full text.
Main newspaper for the African-American community in Cleveland, 1934--1991
Documents from and about government of English Colonies, 1574-1739.
Military records and manuscripts covering all aspects of military service from the perspective of army commanders to private soldiers. (1845-1870)
Official records, reports and correspondence from State Department personnel describing political, military and socioeconomic matters and interactions with foreign government officials. Modules cover Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East (1940-1975 - dates vary by country)
Official records, reports and correspondence from State Department personnel describing political, military and socioeconomic matters and interactions with foreign government officials. Modules cover Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East (1940-1975 - dates vary by country)
Records from 1940-1948 related to establishment of Israel as a sovereign state.
Maps from North and South America, 1550-present. Includes a variety of digitized cartographic materials, including atlases, globes, books of exploration, and maritime charts.
Five centuries of advice literature for men and women.
Greek and Latin literature with English translations - epic and lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, history, travel, philosophy, oratory, medical writers, mathematicians, and Church Fathers.
Declassified U.S. government documents related to critical world events, from 1945-present. Includes contextual information for each topic.
Digitized large-scale fire insurance maps. have the ability to easily manipulate the maps.
Includes the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. Seven or eight different editions represent some areas. Can magnify and zoom in on specific sections.
Historical and legal scholarship that traces the Constitution's progress through each of the thirteen states' conventions, 1776-1787. Can search by date, title, author, recipient, or state affiliation and preserves the annotations of the print edition.
Complete correspondence of Dolley Madison.
Main index for archaeology, including so-called pre-history, the ancient, and classical worlds. To start, mark the "IP-Access" checkbox, click "Search," then click the British flag next to "Archaeological Bibliography".
FYI: There is no direct linking to what the library owns. You'll have to copy and paste titles and search for them in Library Search.
Books published in American Colonies and early US republic from 1639-1800
Books published in American Colonies and early US republic from 1801-1819
A selection of regional American Newspapers published between 1690-1896.
Digitized books, 1475-1900, with English translations.
Personal accounts and perspectives from traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials. Documents include narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.
Printed works from the England, Ireland and Scotland from 1475-1700.
Full-text from 1843-2014. Includes full-color images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables and a gallery of front covers.
Printed works from the England, Ireland and Scotland from 1700-1800.
18th and late 17th century British periodicals and newspapers
Correspondence from the early 17th to the mid-19th centuries from authors linked with the Enlightenment in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Scholarly encyclopedia on all aspects of women and Islamic cultures
Citations for works printed in England or its dependencies in any language as well as works printed in English anywhere in the world from 1473 to 1800.
FYI: There is no direct linking to what the library owns. You will need to copy and paste publications and search for them in the main search box
Full text articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. Covers 1960-present
Political and economic information about countries and territories from around the world.
Full text primary source documents on women in the US from 1800 - 1920.
Records from the FBI and Subversive Activities Control Board documenting investigations and tracking of Communist groups and other radical organizations in the U.S. Includes J. Edgar Hoover's office files.
Global news about U.S. foreign and domestic policy from 1941-1979. Includes speeches.
Cross-searchable primary resource collections including: 17th and 18th Century Burney and Nichols collections; 19th Century UK Periodicals; ACLU Papers; Archives Unbound; Archives of Sexuality & Gender; Eighteenth Century Collections Online; Economist Historical Archive; Making of the Modern World; Times and Sunday Times archives; and Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.
Citations and full-text popular and scholarly articles on gender, LGBTQ, and women's studies.,1978 - present.
Primary sources related to women's history from Europe, US, UK, Canada, and New Zealand. 1543-1945.
Primary source visual, manuscript and printed materials covering commodities trade around the world.
Full text of Canada's largest circulation national newspaper, 1844-2014.
Full text of two prominent British newspapers: Guardian coverage 1821-2003. Observer coverage 1791-2003.
Citations for scholarly articles about Latin America, the Caribbean, and Hispanics/Latinos in the US. Coverage 1970-present.
Full color digital scans of the complete run of the US edition (1867 - present) and UK edition (1929-2015).
Full text of Harper's Weekly, 1857-1889. One of the most important general news and culture magazines of mid - late 19th Century America.
Digitized books and magazines. Full-text available of out-of-copyright works. To download as a PDF, click Log In button and select your college.
Access to law journals (back to the 19th century), international and US treaties (back to 1776), out-of-copyright legal classics, the federal register (back to 1936), and Supreme Court slip opinions from 2002. All material is fully searchable and in PDF format, including all charts, graphs, pictures, photographs, and footnotes.
Statistics on population, work, health, education, elections, industry, and economics. Some back to 1790, up through 2004. Most data updated by the Census Bureau web site. Can create custom tables which can also be downloaded, printed, or graphed.
Scholarship (articles, books, proceedings, dissertations and book reviews) about the history of science, technology and medicine.
Digitized primary sources on a wide range of topics
Documentation, videos, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and crimes of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Coverage includes Holocaust, Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, and others.
Digitized files covering Asian immigration, especially Japanese and Chinese migration, Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930; and European immigration, and files on the INS’s regulation of prostitution and white slavery.
Indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world.
Full text of Court of Claims and Indian Claims Commissions docket histories related. In addition to court documents docket histories also cite treaties, related congressional publications, and maps.
Covers Europe, the Middle East and North Africa from 400-1500.
Limited to 3 simultaneous users.
The Internet Archive, a non-profit, digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. The mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.The archive contains 330 billion web pages, 20 million books and texts, 4.5 million audio recordings (including 180,000 live concerts), 4 million videos, (including 1.6 million Television News Programs, 3 million image, and 200,000 software programs.
U.S. survey poll data since 1935. Covers opinions and behaviors with topical coverage on crime, politics, diplomacy and social behavior. Links from questions to study abstracts and questionnaires.
Citations for scholarly sources on Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).
A comprehensive bibliography of previously uncatalogued or incompletely cataloged Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections all over the world. Search or browse by keyword, country, city, library, and library collection.
Provides access to Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Reforme, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal, multidisciplinary and bilingual. The journal contains essays in English and French on many aspects of the Renaissance and Reformation period.
Primary source materials on the history, operation, policies and accomplishments of one of the world's largest and oldest advertising firms covering aspects of 20th-century cultural, social, business, marketing, consumer and economic history.
Large collection of printed ephemera -- posters, broadsides, pamphlets and other documents -- from the 18th, 19th and 20th Britain.
Abstracts for scholarly articles and books about Greek and Roman literature, philosophy and history.
Digitized files from four major U.S. labor organizations.
Summaries and analysis of aggregated news coverage across the Latin American region, by topic.
Full scanned images of Latin American newspapers published between 1805 - 1922.
Reference and primary sources covering the history and culture of the people, issues and events that shaped this vital region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and a dozen other countries.
Primary sources include: editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items. Includes historical newspapers published in Latin America and South Asia.
Papers from prominent jurists, lawyers, professors, and judges providing insight into high profile legal cases and behind-the-scenes views of the American legal system. 1858-1976.
Journal articles, newspapers and magazines from the political and social left from 1901-present
US, UK, and Canadian English-language Marxist-Socialist newspapers. Includes both page image and searchable text of papers. Coverage varies by newspaper.
Primary sources on the evolution of British and American working class tourism from 1850-1980.
Digitized backfiles and full color scans of many of the leading, well established, and long-running LGBTQ periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue of each publication, with the earliest content dating from 1957 and the default termination point for each title is 2015 (or the journal ceased date).
Archival content, including seminal texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and ephemera.
Main newspaper for the African-American community in Los Angeles, 1934-1940, 1946-2005
Full page scans of the newspaper, 1881-1992.
Primary source materials: minutes and memoranda of Harold Macmillan’s U.K. government, plus selected minutes and memoranda of policy committees.
Books in many English and in other European languages from the second half of the 15th Century to the Early 20th Century.
Primary sources from the Manchester Medieval Sources book series; includes first hand accounts, many translated into English, of medieval sources
Digital archive of the papers of the principal founder and leader of the American and the international birth control movements. Digital scans of her personal papers (correspondence) and records from the American Birth Control League, founded in 1921 and later evolved into Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Primary sources documenting the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century; access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, market research pioneer.
Collection of original medieval manuscripts that describe travel, real and imaginary, in the Middle Ages.
Digitized papers related to the NAACP in 6 modules: 1) : Board of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, and National Staff Files; 2) Branch Department, Branch Files, and Youth Department Files; 3) Special Subjects; 4) Major Campaigns: Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces; 5) Major Campaigns: Anti-Lynching, Criminal Justice, Peonage, Labor, Segregation and Discrimination Complaints and Responses; 6) Major Campaigns: Legal Department Files
Full-text of the magazine from 1865 - present. This archive includes articles on news, politics, and culture from writers, artists, novelists, and playwrights.
Full-text of the editorial magazine from the first issue in 1955 - present. Founded by William F. Buckley Jr., this magazine helped to develop conservatism in the U.S.
Office files and records of the Roosevelt White House from 1933-1945 highlight the domestic and foreign concerns of the President and his administration.
Full-text of the journal from the first issue in 1914 - present. One of the country's leading publications of opinion on politics and the arts.
Main newspaper for the African-American community in New York, 1922-1993
Full page scans of the newspaper, 1851-2012.
Law, News and Business Database.
Full text news articles, law journal articles, court cases, briefs, legal codes, and SEC filings. Users can Shepardize court cases and then read the full text of the related decisions. Most publications are covered 1980-present. The best place to find interview transcripts from television and radio.
Main newspaper for the African-American community in Norfolk, VA, 1916-2003
Digitized primary sources covering the immigrant experience to the U.S. and Canada, 1784-1960
Full text letters, diaries, and unpublished manuscripts written by North American women from Colonial times - 1950.
Declassified reports from 1941-1961 focused on political, military and industrial affairs in Asia, Europe, the Soviet Union, Latin America and Asia.
Full text of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 - 1913, detailing trials held at London's central criminal court.
Core content includes the full text of reference works in Black Studies. Also features articles, images, and maps, charts and tables covering demographics, government, politics, business, education and many other topics. New content will be added on an ongoing basis.
Authoritative list of sources for research on multiple Social Science and Humanities subject areas.
Biographies of significant figures from British history, who died in or before 2012. Limited to 3 simultaneous users.
Citations for articles from The Times Newspaper of London.
Alexander's Hamilton's diaries, letters and other papers, with updates until the series completion.
Complete papers of the 7th US President.
Letters, diaries, and other papers from 1739-1830 by two members of a prominent South Carolina family.
George Washington's diaries, letters and other papers, with updates until the series completion.
Papers of the 4th U.S. President.
Full text of correspondence, judicial opinions, and other writings by the 4th chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Most of the complete written output by Thomas Jefferson, searchable by keyword.
Full-text literature, philosophy, and theology classics online in scholarly editions, in addition to the correspondence of selected authors.
Full text books, correspondence, diaries by a selection of major pre-20th-century British women writers.
Online access to 1st ed. of Jacques-Paul Migne's text (1844-1855) and indexes 1862-1865); works of Church Fathers from Tertullian (200 AD) to Pope Innocent III's death (1216).
The official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party. Contains government policy information and resolutions as well as major domestic and international news, 1946-present. Full text searchable and browsable. Original layout of the newspaper browsable and presented in image format.
Citations for articles in arts, humanities, and social science magazines and journals. 1665 - 2005.
Main newspaper for the African-American community in Philadelphia, 1912-2001
Main newspaper for the African-American community in Pittsburgh, 1911-2002
Printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, posters, trade cards and visually-rich advertising ephemera from the United States, 1800-1900. Topics include: herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, commercial advertising, folk medicine, materia medica and apothecaries. Browse, search or explore themes and popular searches. Aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. Good for historic context.
Recordings and transcripts of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Includes transcripts of President Nixon's conversations appearing in Ken Hughes's Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection (among others).Includes interactive charts.
Citations and abstracts to hearings, committee reports, bill files, witness testimony, and more issued by Congress from 1769-present. Full-text is available through 2004, later for some titles. Full-Text Hearings 1824-2004; (CRS) Reports 1916-present, committee prints from 1830-current; Serials Set documents from 1789; the Congressional Record (1969-1994 in print); and Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations, 1789-2017.
Contains: Atlanta Daily World, (1931-2003); Baltimore Afro-American, (1893-1988); Boston Globe (1872-1986); Chicago Defender, (1909-1975); Chinese Newspaper Collection (1832-1953); Cleveland Call and Post, (1934-1991); The Globe & Mail (1844-2014); The Guardian & The Observer (1791-2003); Korea Times (1956-2016); Los Angeles Sentinel, (1934-2005); Los Angeles Times, (1881-1993); New York Amsterdam News, (1922-1993); New York Times, (1851-2013); Norfolk Journal and Guide, (1916-2003); Philadelphia Tribune, (1912-2001); Pittsburgh Courier, (1911-2002); and the San Francisco Chronicle, (1865-1922). South China Morning Post (1903-1998); Times of India (1838-2008)
Citations and links full text of articles from over 250 major popular magazines and periodicals from 1890-present.
Letters, petitions, court proceedings and internal documents related to elections covering the early Reconstruction period in the American South. (1865-1877)
Dispatches from diplomatic and consular officials from the U.S. Department of State and memoranda and correspondence from other government departments, private firms, and individuals regarding relations between the United States and China and China and other states.
Briefing books, correspondence, memoranda, policy papers, reports, statistics, and other records from the Office of the Country Director for the Republic of China during the years 1951 and 1978.
Reviews of Chinese press and translations of radio broadcasts from the Chinese Civil War.
Videos, images, books, articles, and digitized primary sources focused on how revolutions, protests, resistance, and social movements have shaped and transformed the human experience globally from the 18th - 21st century.
Papers and letters from important early founders of the US as well as a Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
Full text of both official and independent Russian newspapers. Includes English-language Moscow Times. Coverage varies by paper.
Full page scanned images of the entire newspaper (articles, photos, ads, etc.), from 1857-1983; 1984 - present includes text of articles only (no images or ads).
Full page scanned images of the entire newspaper (articles, photos, ads, etc.), from 1871-1983; 1984- present includes text of articles only (no images or ads).
Full text of the newspaper, 1865 - present
Full page scans of the newspaper, 1865 - 1922
Papers from the first chief justice of the Supreme Court.
Includes collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and parts of Europe.
Digitized petitions on race, slavery and free blacks submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses from 1775-1867.
Books and periodicals chronicling the legal history of slavery and abolition, as well laws and cases both in support and against slavery in the English speaking world from the 18th - early 20th century.
Primary source documents and collections covering topics of slavery and abolition between 1490-2007.
Films from the Communist World, 1917-1980s, dubbed into English. Chronicles history from socialist countries and countries with strong socialist movements.
Hong Kong-based newspaper archive, 1903-1998.
Digitized primary sources from 1775-1915. Includes business records (ledger, payroll, account books and receipts) and personal papers (correspondence, diaries, wills) of plantation owners.
Gathers together 16th-, 17th-, and 18th- century British State Papers and links these historical manuscripts to their fully text-searchable Calendars. Full text of various British and Scottish Calendars (of Papers, Letters, Patent Rolls), Accounts, Acts, Histories, and Registers. It's an ongoing project. many titles are partially complete and others have yet to be added.
Records of three important women's rights organizations: National Woman's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Alliance. Collection coverage 1880-1990.
Digitized documents and primary sources highlighting two anti-war organizations of the 1960s, from the rise of the anti-war movement through veterans' rights advocacy.
Full text, including images and ads.
Please note that this is separate publication from “The Times of London.”
Digital images of the complete Latin American Literary magazine (cover, photos, ads, etc.)
Greek literature from antiquity to the present.
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Historical Times of London, 1785 - 2009, including images and ads.
Digitized full text of English daily newspaper founded in 1838 to serve British residents of West India. (1838 - 2008)
Sources from A. D. 300-800 translated into English from a variety of writings.
Primary sources written by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century.
Includes full reproductions of graphics novels and comics starting from the 1950s. Besides digitized comics and graphic novels, this database also has interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism pertaining to the medium from various journals, books, and magazines.
Digitized files from State Department officials, Associated Press reporters, and US Armed Forces personnel covering involvement in Vietnam from 1960-1975.
Video testimonies in 41 languages by survivors and witnesses of genocide. Some include transcripts. To use without creating an account, click "continue as guest"
Complete, searchable, full-text archive of American Vogue, including ads, 1892 - present
Full text primary and secondary sources on US women's social movements, 1600-2000.
Digitized primary sources from 300 international repositories. Showcases the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of international women's conferences.
Includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and United States Empires, and settler societies in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.
Full text documents on women's suffrage in Britain, the British Empire and colonial territories.1900-1960.
Full-text access to important books by and about women published from 1400 to 1850.
Full text of: Better Homes & Gardens (1922 to 2005), Chatelaine (1928 to 2005), Cosmopolitan (1926-2004), Essence (1970-2005), Good Housekeeping (1885 to 2005), Ladies' Home Journal (1885 to 2005), Parents (1926 to 2005), Redbook (1903 to 2005), Seventeen (1944-2005), WIN News (1975-2003), and Women's Day (1937-2001).
Citations and links to full text of scholarly books and articles on gender and women's studies.
Papers from national women's rights leaders like Julia Ward Howe, Anna Howard Shaw, and Matilda Gage. Focus is on voting rights, women in national politics, and family planning.
Digitized full color scans of the entire archive including its supplements back to1910.
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