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Opposing Viewpoints: Privacy

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By Hustvedt (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons What does privacy mean to you? Is it something you value? Or, in the digital world, is privacy a thing of the past? Maybe it’s something you never really considered before.

Privacy is something that everyone should think about, especially now when more people are conducting business and sharing personal details online. You can learn more about this issue by consulting the Privacy page on Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context, one of UAPL’s subscription databases.

Opposing Viewpoints brings balance and perspective to controversial issues by presenting information and pointed arguments from subject experts and top journalistic sources. Explore the concept of privacy by reading encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, listening to podcasts, watching videos, plus much more.

You can also check out our  Online Privacy Subject Guide for even more valuable information about privacy.

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2013

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Logo Proquest Statistical Abstract USA 2013​The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country and you will find it behind nearly every reference desk in U.S. libraries.

It is the authoritative go-to source for statistics on the social political and economic conditions in the United States. Librarians value the Statistical Abstract as both an answer book (“How much corn is grown in Iowa?”) and a guide to statistical sources (“What organization has the most authoritative data on foreclosures?”).

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is now available online through the UAPL's newest subscription. Please check it out along with our other premium resources.

Points of View Reference Center

Provides multiple perspectives on current, controversial social issues, including overviews, articles, and primary source documents.

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Pop Culture Universe

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Music, movies, television, books, sports and food are all a part of popular culture. Pop culture is a highly significant form of living history—a constantly evolving, collective experience shaped by the seemingly trivial aspects of daily life.

Pop Culture Universe is an authoritative digital library of information on American and World Popular Culture, past and present. Since it is the product of hundreds of award winning titles, it provides a reliable safe haven for students of all ages to investigate topics on a wide variety of areas.

It combines traditional scholarship with the latest web technology and the fun inherent in the subject. Users can browse by decade or subject to check out fads, music, movies, styles, famous people, and more from the 1920’s to the present. Pop Culture Universe is not just for students; it is a fun and engaging resource for everyone.

Check it out, along with UAPL's many other premium resources.


Access a demographic report on a location, or locations, for information on demographics, retail spending, consumer expenditures, and more. The perfect tool for finding untapped markets and household buying patterns, direct mail targeting, and much more.

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Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Examines theories of race and racism in the modern era, with entries on the historic origins of ideas of race, and their social and scientific consequences.

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