Facial Recognition, Food Safety, and Mindfulness Meditation

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While library buildings remain closed at this time, our e-books, articles, streaming video, and other digital resources are here to save the day! Can’t find what you’re looking for? Don’t know how to begin? Come chat with us via Ask a Librarian. We receive a wide variety of questions each day, and can help you research any topic. 

A few topics we’ve seen lately are:

  • How businesses invest in new technology
  • Effect of employee benefits packages on talent acquisition
  • Information about Frederic Remington’s painting Historians of the Tribe
  • Food safety in hospitality management
  • Racism and adolescent development
  • Population decrease in Illinois
  • Gentrification and recreation in Chicago 
  • Target market for luxury sports cars
  • Introduction to mindfulness meditation
  • Public health guidance during the 1918 Influenza epidemic and the AIDS crisis 
  • Target market for perfume in the United States 

Here’s a closer look at one of the questions we helped with:


How has the use of facial recognition technology affected individual privacy?


Our all-purpose article database, Academic Search Complete, is a great place to start. In addition, more specialized article databases can be found in our Research Guides. For example, our Computer Science Research Guide recommends article databases like Computers & Applied Sciences Complete.

When searching an article database, try to simplify your topic to individual words or short phrases. For example, we would simplify this topic to something like: 

“facial recognition” AND privacy

Why use quotation marks? Enclosing two or more words in quotation marks finds those exact words in that exact order.

Using this strategy, you can find relevant articles like this one:

Hirose, Mariko. “Privacy in Public Spaces: The Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Against the Dragnet Use of Facial Recognition Technology.” Connecticut Law Review, vol. 49, no. 5, Sept. 2017, pp. 1591–1620. 

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