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Interested in what SLU students, faculty, and staff read and watched in 2023?  Here are the top 20 most used books, eBooks, journals, and videos from the libraries last year:

Top 20 Print Books

  1. Jane Austen in Context / edited by Janet Todd
  2. The Newspaper Axis: Six Press Barons who Enabled Hitler / Kathryn S. Olmsted
  3. The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours / Gregory Nagy
  4. Butts: a Backstory / Heather Radke
  5. Crime and Punishment / Feodor Dostoevsky
  6. The Dappled World: a Study of the Boundaries of Science / Nancy Cartwright
  7. The Disability Bioethics Reader / edited by Joel Michael Reynolds and Christine Wieseler
  8. Four Letters of Love: a novel / by Niall Williams
  9. Jane Austen and Eighteenth-Century Courtesy Books / Penelope Joan Fritzer
  10. A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain / Sara Manning Peskin
  11. The Passenger / Cormac McCarthy
  12. Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, a Tale of Love & Fallout / by Lauren Redniss
  13. The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery / Adam Gopnik
  14. Really Good, Actually: a novel / Monica Heisey
  15. Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock / Jenny Odell
  16. States and Markets / Susan Strange
  17. Stella Maris / Cormac McCarthy
  18. Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories that Make Us / Rachel Aviv
  19. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy / Cathy O'Neil
  20. When McKinsey Comes to Town: the Hidden Influence of the World's Most Powerful Consulting Firm / Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe

Top 20 eBooks

  1. Mathematical Statistics with Resampling and R / Laura Chihara, Tim Hesterberg
  2. The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government / Markus Dirk Dubber
  3. Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches / edited by Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver
  4. Toxic Masculinity: Curing the Virus: Making Men Smarter, Healthier, Safer / Stephen M. Whitehead
  5. The Intimate Act Of Choreography / Lynne Anne Blom and L. Tarin Chaplin
  6. Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right / Arlie Russell Hochschild
  7. Discourse on Colonialism / Aimé Césaire; translated by Joan Pinkham
  8. All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches From the U.S. Borderlands / Stephanie Elizondo Griest
  9. Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America / Daniel K. Richter
  10. Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality / Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Laura T. Hamilton
  11. The Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910 / Peter Duus
  12. A Choreographer's Handbook / Jonathan Burrows
  13. What's Wrong with Fat? / Abigail C. Saguy
  14. The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century / Grace Lee Boggs with Scott Kurashige
  15. Philosophy, Counseling, and Psychotherapy / edited by Elliot D. Cohen and Samuel Zinaich, Jr.
  16. World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction / Immanuel Wallerstein
  17. Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950 / Suzy Kim
  18. The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time / Karl Polanyi
  19. Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East / edited by Lila Abu-Lughod
  20. The Vanguard of the Atlantic World: Creating Modernity, Nation, and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Latin America / James E. Sanders

Top 20 Journals

  1. Journal of Chemical Education
  2. Nature
  3. Scientific Reports
  4. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  5. Science
  6. Public Library of Science One
  7. Journal of the American Chemical Society
  8. Sex Roles
  9. Science of the Total Environment
  10. The Lancet
  11. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  12. The Journal of Politics
  13. Social Science & Medicine
  14. American Anthropologist
  15. Ecology
  16. Journal of Cleaner Production
  17. American Journal of Political Science
  18. Journal of Neuroscience
  19. Scientific American
  20. New England Journal of Medicine

Top 20 Streaming Videos

  1. El Cacao: The Challenge of Fair Trade                    
  2. Nothing Without Us                                                  
  3. The Storm                                                                                                     
  4. Slavery by Another Name                                        
  5. Death and the Civil War                                                   
  6. Tomorrow                                                                  
  7. Holy Motors                                                               
  8. The Witches of Gambaga                                                 
  9. Trail of Tears                                                              
  10. When Two Worlds Collide                                       
  11. The Age of Slavery                                                     
  12. The Bro Code                                                              
  13. Wounded Knee                                                                 
  14. Not Your Model Minority                                        
  15. Resilience                                                                     
  16. Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and in Wealth       
  17. Jesus' Many Faces                                                             
  18. Tecumseh's Vision                                                            
  19. Rachel Carson                                                                    
  20. Decolonizing Mental Health