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Latest News for the ESR Library: Getting ready for Spring!

The Makerspace has announced its Spring '24 schedule of Workshops, which can be viewed in full here: Register today for drop-in courses on how to use the equipment and software hosted for you here at the library. Classes, as well as general use of the Makerspace, are completely free.

We have also rolled out a new webpage that gives a brief overview of each of the ESR Library Reference Librarians, including photos, contact information, and areas of specialty. Come check it out here: This page also includes a question form for your convenience, if you would like to submit a reference question. 

Can't find what you're looking for in our collection? You can now submit a request for a specific article right from the library website. Visit to find out more.

We have rolled out a brand new, updated information literacy guide for all members of the Morgan community: which includes a new form that Faculty members can fill out in order to request information literacy instruction for your course curriculum: For the time being, all of the previously existing methods for requesting instruction are still fully functional. 

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What Is ChatGPT Doing ... and Why Does It Work?

Nobody expected this--not even its creators: ChatGPT has burst onto the scene as an AI capable of writing at a convincingly human level. But how does it really work? What's going on inside its "AI mind"? In this short book, prominent scientist and computation pioneer Stephen Wolfram provides a readable and engaging explanation that draws on his decades-long unique experience at the frontiers of science and technology. Find out how the success of ChatGPT brings together the latest neural net technology with foundational questions about language and human thought posed by Aristotle more than two thousand years ago.

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The American Tragedy of COVID-19

Naomi Zack presents an organized analysis of the major crises of COVID-19 in US government and society during 2020. While preparation for this disaster was lacking, we can learn from the fallout how to prepare for the next big disaster

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Queering Philosophy

Ideal for courses in philosophy and gender, sexuality, race and disability studies, Queering Philosophy provides a critical introduction to and engagement with current conversations and emerging themes at the nexus of queer theory and philosophy. This accessible and important book advances a queer feminist critique.

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