NUSearch, Northwestern University Library's search tool, can be used to find books and other library resources. To search for books, it is best to choose "Books, Images, & More" in the pull-down menu (basic search) or click the "Books, Images, & More" radio button (advanced search); otherwise, you are likely to be overwhelmed with articles.
Note that you can use the Boolean operators AND, OR, or NOT, but they must be in all-caps. An asterisk can be used to truncate a search term, so that ethic* will retrieve ethics, ethical, and so on.
"social media" AND privacy
"genetic engineering" AND humans
"big data" AND privacy
"artificial intelligence" AND ethic*
robots AND (workplace OR factories)
or if you want to get really sophisticated: ("self-driving" OR autonomous) AND (car OR cars OR automobile* OR vehicle*) AND ethic*
Note that you can limit your search by date, or by other factors, if the retrieval is to immense:
It's also possible to click on "browse" and browse titles, authors, or subject heading strings. Some subject headings that may be useful:
Social Media -- United States
Genetic Engineering -- Moral and Ethical Aspects
Big Data -- Social Aspects
Artificial Intelligence -- Moral and Ethical Aspects
Labor supply -- Effect of technological innovations on
Note that subject headings for any particular book are shown in the full record for that book:
TIP: When doing keyword searches, it is useful to use subject terms you have found in those searches. Sometimes, you can retrieve a more focused search by limiting your search to subject headings in the advanced search:
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