Find It: Consumer Information

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Consumer Reports

Search  buying guides and articles from hundreds of magazines &  publications. When searching from home, you will need to enter your library barcode number, found on the back of your library card in order to see your search results.

Books and Magazines

  • Boston Consumer's Checkbook* (issues from 2013-present)
  • Consumer Reports
  • Consumer Reports Buying Guides* (issues from 2012-present)
  • Consumer Reports Health Letter*
  • Consumer Reports Shopsmart (issues from 2010-2015)
  • NADA Official Used Car Guide* (issues from 2012-present)
  • NADA Official Older Used Car Guide* (issues from 2015-present)

Resources marked with an asterisk (*) are non-circulating and can be found on the top floor of the Main Library. Circulating issues of all other resources can be found in the Richardson building.


General Information

Reviews & Recalls

  • Consumer Reports
    Ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
  • Consumer Search
    Reviews of products organized by category such as Electronics, House & Home, Family or Office.
    A "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls.



  • Charity Navigator
    Provides an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess the financial health of over 5,000 of America's best-known charities.


Household & Green Living

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