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Banned Books Week at Booth Library – BTC

Posted on September 26th, 2019

Banned Books in the Ballenger Teacher Center

Banned Books week is September 22-27, 2019 and Booth Library is recognizing these books that challenge what should be published and our freedom of speech. You can find the other display of banned books at Booth Library on the third floor corridor here.

Banned books are important because they challenge the status quo of traditional literature and help promote freedom of speech. Burned, banned, challenged, and censored for many years. List of books that have been banned/challenged at some time can be found here.

Here is a list of the banned kids books at the Ballinger Teacher Center and why people have tried to ban them.

There are also multiple displays up around the library for people to check out and enjoy the books, from juvenile, adult, as well as films adapted from these banned books. A playlist of films adapted from these books can be found below:


The selected titles below are on display in Booth Library in the Ballinger Teacher Center:

  • Adventures Of Captain Underpants
  • Pilkey, Dav, 1966-
  • 813 P644acu
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  • Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn,
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
  • 813 T911hr
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  • Almost Alice
  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.
  • 813 N234alm
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  • And Tango Makes Three
  • Richardson, Justin, 1963-
  • 800 R394tan
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  • Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories
  • Crutcher, Chris.
  • 813 C889ath
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  • Curious Incident Of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Haddon, Mark, 1962-
  • 823 H117cur
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  • Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things
  • Mackler, Carolyn.
  • 813 M218ear
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  • Flashcards Of My Life: A Novel
  • Harper, Charise Mericle.
  • 813 H231fl
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  • In a Dark, Dark Room: And Other Scary Stories
  • Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-1992,
  • 398.2 Sch95i
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  • It Had to Be You: The Gossip Girl Prequel
  • Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
  • 813 V897it
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  • It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health
  • Harris, Robie H.,
  • 613.9 H243i 2009
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  • Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan
  • Winter, Jeanette.
  • 371.823 W7344n
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  • Rose
  • Smith, Jeff, 1960 February 27-
  • 741.5 Sm613ro 2009
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  • Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones
  • Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-1992,
  • 398.2 Sch95ss
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  • Skippyjon Jones
  • Schachner, Judith Byron.
  • 800 Sch116sk 2005
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Banned Books Week at Booth Library – Young Adult/Adult Books

Posted on September 26th, 2019

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Banned Books week is September 22-27, 2019 and Booth Library is recognizing these books that challenge what should be published and our freedom of speech. You can find the other Booth Library display from the Ballenger Teacher Center also has a banned children’s literature display

Banned books are important because they challenge the status quo of traditional literature and help promote freedom of speech. They have been burned, banned, challenged, and censored for many years at libraries, schools, and other places. Explore a list of books that have been banned/challenged.

The American Library Association has produced a list of banned books with the reasons they were challenged. It is also on display at Booth.

Booth staff in Library Technology Services has created playlist of trailers from films that were  adapted from banned books:


Banned Books in Booth Library



Thes selected titles are on display on the third floor corridor and are available for checkout:



  • All the King’s Men
  • Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989.
  • PS3545.A748 A7 1990
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  • American Tragedy
  • Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
  • PS3507.R55 A4x
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  • Animal Farm: A Fairy Story
  • Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
  • PR6029.R8 A77 1996x
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  • As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text
  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962,
  • PS3511.A86 A85 1990
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  • Awakening: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Persp
  • Chopin, Kate, 1850-1904.
  • PS1294.C63 A6435 1993
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  • Beloved: A Novel
  • Morrison, Toni,
  • PS3563.O8749 B4 1988B
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  • Brave New World ; and Brave New World Revisited
  • Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
  • PR6015.U9 B7 1960x
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  • Catch-22: A Novel
  • Heller, Joseph.
  • PS3558.E476 C3 1994
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  • Catcher in the Rye
  • Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010,
  • PS3537.A426 C32x
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  • Clockwork Orange
  • Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993.
  • PR6052.U638 C5 1962x
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  • Creation Of Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  • Squires, Michael.
  • PR6023.A93 L373 1983
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  • Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition
  • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
  • PS3515.E37 F3 2012
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  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961,
  • PS3515.E37 F6 1940
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  • Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
  • PS3552.A45 G6x
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  • Grapes Of Wrath,
  • Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
  • PS3537.T3234 G8 1951x
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  • Jungle: The Uncensored Original Edition
  • Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968.
  • PS3537.I85 J85 2003x
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  • Naked and the Dead
  • Mailer, Norman.
  • PS3525.A4152 N34 1948x
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  • Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
  • Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.
  • PS3552.U75 N3 2013x
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  • Native Son,
  • Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
  • PS3545.R815 N3x 1940
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  • Of Mice and Men
  • Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
  • PS3537.T3234 O2 2000x
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  • One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Kesey, Ken.
  • PS3561.E667 O5 2002
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  • Separate Peace
  • Knowles, John, 1926-2001.
  • PS3561.N68 S4 1975X
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  • Slaughterhouse-five, Or, the Children’s Crusade: A Duty-dance with Death
  • Vonnegut, Kurt,
  • PS3572.O5 S55 1991x
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  • Sons and Lovers.
  • Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
  • PR6023.A93 S6 1962x
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  • Sophie’s Choice
  • Styron, William, 1925-2006.
  • PS3569.T9 S67 1992
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  • Sun Also Rises
  • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
  • PS3515.E37 S8 1996
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Lee, Harper.
  • PS3562.E353 T6 1999x
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  • Tropic Of Cancer
  • Miller, Henry, 1891-1980,
  • PS3525.I5454 T7 1961
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Halloween Movies at Booth: 2019 Edition!

Posted on September 26th, 2019

Hey everyone!  We’re back at it again with another display full of spooky scary Halloween-type movies to get you into the Halloween-type-movie-watching spirit!  Don’t think there’s anything featured here that would strike your fancy?  You’ll be excited to learn that’s probably not true at all!  Whether you’re looking for fish monsters, classic animation, or that one Japanese movie from the ’70s where a girl gets eaten by a piano, we’ve got you covered.  Head on up to the fourth floor to unearth a scary good time!

  • Bud Abbott, Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • PN1997 .B862x .DVD
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  • Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection
  • PN1997 .C7335x .DVD
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  • Dracula: The Legacy Collection
  • PN1997 .D78913x .DVD
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  • Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection
  • PN1997 .F692x .DVD
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  • Friday the 13th: 8-movie Collection
  • PN1997 .F7522x .DVD
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ProQuest: The Online Newspaper Database

Posted on September 24th, 2019

When looking for newspapers in the past and present, Booth Library has numerous resources to search. Whether you are looking for old New York Times articles from the early 20th century, or the Chicago Tribune from yesterday, many of these can be found using the ProQuest search engine. This post will focus on how to navigate ProQuest using the Historical New York Times as an example.


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You can find the Historical New York Times under the “newspaper” link, in the articles tab on the Booth homepage.

Clicking on “New York Times (1851-2007)“, in the drop down menu “Historical Newspapers” goes to the ProQuest webpage. (below)


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ProQuest has a lot of features that can be used to find specific articles or browse entire editions. The advanced search option is for the user to type keywords into and to search the many editions of the New York Times. Other items can be specified, whether it is an article, advertisements, comic, legal notices, etc. Once a keyword is entered into the searchbox, a list of articles and other content from the newspapers is generated.

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The filter can be changed based on what general date you specify. For instance, it could be by decade, month, or even the day of whatever you want to look at. The document type also specifies what type of content there is in the newspapers, like an article, classified ad, front page article, etc. On the right is an example of what the filter looks like when searching.

Once an article is selected, there is a larger page that comes up. The title is displayed as well as the author and when the content was published. Three tabs appear on the page when looking at the content. The first tab shows just the article itself. This can be useful if just the content is important. The second tab has the article within the context of the whole newspaper page. Seeing the whole newspaper page can help to see what other events were going on at the time. The third tab has details regarding the article. There is also an option to browse the whole newspaper issue.


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In the article page, there are options to download the content or even the whole newspaper page as a PDF. This way there is no need for internet access when looking at articles, advertisements, or whatever the newspaper has. There are also options to cite, print, email, and save the content. ProQuest provides many options in looking at not only the New York Times, but many different newspapers that are available online at Booth Library.

Fall exhibit focuses on health care reform

Posted on September 16th, 2019

“For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform,” an exhibit that celebrates the citizen groups that have tried to make quality health care accessible to all, is on display at Booth Library through Nov. 2, 2019.

Health care reform has been a political issue for over a hundred years, according to the National Library of Medicine. In the early 20th century, the influx of industrialization, immigration and poor health conditions created a national concern. Health care reform has inspired citizen groups like farmers or activists in changing the shape of health care discourse.

Citizen activist groups have fought against all different types of discrimination in health care. For example, women have fought for the right to decide what is right for their own bodies, creating feminist health clinics. Civil rights organizations have also fought to combat infant mortality rates in African American communities and racial discrimination in the American health care system.

This exhibit shows the historical impact that U.S. citizens have had in the fight for national health care. This exhibit also brings awareness to the role of citizens in the debate for health care. A variety of topics will be covered such as abortion reform and the HIV crisis.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Fall Book Sale set Sept. 25

Posted on September 13th, 2019

Booth Library will host its Fall Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 outside the south entrance of the library.

A large selection of books in all subject areas and hundreds of paperback fiction titles will be available for purchase. No patrons will be allowed to browse or purchase items prior to the 9 a.m. start time.

All items have been donated by the campus and local communities. The proceeds from the sale are used to enhance library programs and services.

In case of inclement weather, the sale will be postponed. For the latest information on scheduling, check the library website,, or find Booth Library on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

75th anniversary of WWII “Operation Market Garden”

Posted on September 12th, 2019

Operation Market Garden was a battle in World War II in northern Holland in mid-September 1944. This was an attempt to push the Germans back, out of Western Europe. It was the largest airborne mission of the war with thousands of paratroopers involved and fighting. There were millions who fought in the conflict, many which are familiar people. This list is compiled from not only the battle itself, but books about the war as well as some notable individuals who wrote about the time.

The selected titles below are on display in Booth Library in the third floor corridor through September 30th. All are available for checkout.

  • Airborne: World War II Paratroopers in Combat
  • D785 .A585 2007
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  • American Women During World War II: An Encyclopedia
  • Weatherford, Doris.
  • D810.W7 W435 2010
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  • Band Of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest
  • Ambrose, Stephen E.,
  • D769.348 506th .A57 2001
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  • Battle Of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation Of World War II
  • Beevor, Antony, 1946-
  • D763.N4 B43 2018x
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  • Brave Men.
  • Pyle, Ernie, 1900-1945.
  • D811.5 .P88 1944a
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  • Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story Of the 761st Tank Battalion, Wwii’s Forgotten Heroes
  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
  • D769.306 761st .A24 2004
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  • Crossing the Rhine: Breaking into Nazi Germany, 1944 and 1945: The Greatest Airborne Battles in History
  • Clark, Lloyd, 1967-
  • D763.N4 C537 2008
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  • Diary Of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
  • Frank, Anne, 1929-1945,
  • DS135.N6 F73313 1995
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  • Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons Of Theodor Seuss Geisel
  • Minear, Richard H.
  • D745.2 .G45 1999x
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  • Ernie’s War: The Best Of Ernie Pyle’s World War II Dispatches
  • Pyle, Ernie, 1900-1945.
  • D743 .P95 1987
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  • From Here to Eternity
  • Jones, James, 1921-1977.
  • PS3560.O49 F7 1951x
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  • Geronimo!: American Paratroopers in World War II
  • Breuer, William B., 1922-2010.
  • D769.347 .B74 1989
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  • Greatest Generation
  • Brokaw, Tom.
  • D811.A2 B746 1998
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  • It Never Snows in September: The German View Of Market-garden and the Battle Of Arnhem, September, 1944
  • Kershaw, Robert J., 1950-
  • D763.N4 K47x 1994
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  • Making Of a Paratrooper: Airborne Training and Combat in World War II
  • Gabel, Kurt, -1978.
  • D769.347 .G33 1990
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  • No Less Than Victory: A Novel Of World War II
  • Shaara, Jeff, 1952-
  • PS3569.H18 N6 2009
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  • Once There Was a War
  • Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
  • D743 .S65 1994
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  • Our Mothers’ War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II
  • Yellin, Emily, 1961-
  • D810.W7 Y45 2004
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  • Porter, Steward, Citizen: An African American’s Memoir Of World War I
  • Christian, Royal A. (Royal Augustus), 1875-1964,
  • D639.N4 C48 2017
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  • Public Papers and Addresses Of Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
  • E806 .R749
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  • September Hope: The American Side Of a Bridge Too Far
  • McManus, John C., 1965-
  • D763.N42 A7356 2012
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  • Story Of World War Ii
  • Leckie, Robert, 1920-2001.
  • 940.53 L495
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  • War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945
  • Ward, Geoffrey C.
  • D769 .W345 2007
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  • Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897-1963.
  • Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
  • DA566.9.C5 A38
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  • World War II: A Very Short Introduction
  • Weinberg, Gerhard L.,
  • D743 W4245 2014
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Booth Library Adds Routledge Handbooks Online

Posted on September 10th, 2019



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Booth recently purchased over 150 eBooks from the publisher Routledge handbooks for patrons to look at and take advantage of. The electronic handbooks consist of many different disciplines and subjects include anthropologycommunicationspoliticsmusic and more from across academic disciplines. The Routledge eBook interface includes  powerful filters (shown on the right) to allow the user to sort through various preferences. However, make sure that the check mark “full access only” at the top left is checked so only the books EIU owns will be included in your search. Routledge books are clear and concise in their presentation. They also provides easy access to information from around the world.

When you click on the desired book you want, a thorough description of it will be below the title. There is also a search bar at the top where you can type in keywords to find in the current book, or from the entire Routledge interface as a whole. Scrolling down a bit further, you will find the table of contents where you can either read the particular chapter online, or can download a pdf of the chapter. An example of that is below (click on the screenshot to see a larger image).


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If you decide to simply click on the online version of the eBook, there is a notable abstract available that summarizes the chapter. In the downloaded pdf, the first page of the chapter provides a general citation for the specific chapter downloaded, so you can be sure to cite it correctly in your paper!

Routledge Handbooks can be useful for finding up-to-date information in the social sciences and humanities. Within these handbooks are chapters that relate to the books, but can also be about other subjects. One should consider when searching about a topic to look at the search results for the handbooks, but also review the tab listing relevant chapters. This can help to find the most information. The chapters are written to individually suit the topic of the book. They can also to provide a perspective from another discipline. In the example below, there are 135 eBooks available, but the same search results in 1217 chapters.


eBook search results for “communications”


Chapter search results for “communications”

By simply searching the EIU Booth Library “books and movies” tab (the library catalog), you can find all the Routledge handbooks and as well as the larger Booth Library collection.

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