Online Privacy

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Online Privacy

You might be surprised to discover that advertising companies are tracking you online – and you may be shocked at what they know about you. In addition to advertisers, social media companies and the NSA may also be tracking you online.

Learn more about how to protect your privacy, whether you need to change your Facebook privacy settings, or you’d like to encrypt your emails.

Indexes / Databases

The following are part of the Upper Arlington Public Library’s premium resources. Unless you are in one of our library locations, you will need your library card number in order to access them. 

Computer Sciences – Learn about major concepts in computer science, and their impact by accessing articles from one of the UA Library’s Reference eBooks.

Computer Source – Search computer-focused magazines and academic journals to find software reviews and discussions of privacy, big data, and online tracking.

Consumer Reports – Find up to date articles on protecting your privacy online, and reviews for different technologies and software.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints – Privacy and online tracking are controversial issues – check out multiple perspectives before you make up your mind. Search for topics like Big Data, Identity Theft, Social Media, and Right of Privacy for a wealth of fact and opinion.

Reference Resources

These materials are available for use in the Reference Department of the Main Library. Click on the links for more location information.

Internet and Technology

Identity Theft


Journals / Magazines

Some current issues of the following magazine and journal titles are available for checking out, while in some cases older issues may be accessed at the Main Library’s Reference Department. Follow the links to the catalog or see a librarian for more information:


Click the links to watch video presentations related to online privacy.


These recommended websites are chosen by a Reference Librarian as reliable sources of information on the topic of online tracking and privacy.

General Information

Step-by-step Guides

Search Starters

Get started with your research by seeing what UAPL has in its collection on subjects related to online privacy.

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