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**Covers for S-acts and Condition (A) for a monoid S.** / Bailey, Alex; Gould, Victoria; Hartmann, Miklos; Renshaw, James; Shaheen, Lubna.

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Bailey, A, Gould, V, Hartmann, M, Renshaw, J & Shaheen, L 2015, 'Covers for S-acts and Condition (A) for a monoid S', *Glasgow Mathematical Journal*, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 323-341. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0017089514000317

Bailey, A., Gould, V., Hartmann, M., Renshaw, J., & Shaheen, L. (2015). Covers for S-acts and Condition (A) for a monoid S. *Glasgow Mathematical Journal*, *57*(2), 323-341. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0017089514000317

Bailey A, Gould V, Hartmann M, Renshaw J, Shaheen L. Covers for S-acts and Condition (A) for a monoid S. Glasgow Mathematical Journal. 2015 May 1;57(2):323-341. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0017089514000317

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