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- Boston Consumer's Checkbook*
- Consumer Reports
- Consumer Reports Buying Guides*
- Consumer Reports Health Letter*
- Consumer Reports Shopsmart
- NADA Guides*
Resources marked with an asterisk (*) are non-circulating and can be found in the Main Library's Business section, located on the top floor. Circulating issues of all other resources can be found in the Richardson building.
Reviews & Recalls
Reviews of products organized by category such as Electronics, House & Home, Family or Office.
CPSC Recalls and Product Safety News
Find information on over 5,000 product recalls and recall alerts using various searches. From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Offers reviews and comments from registered users of the site, and covers over 150,000 products and services to help you make better buying decisions.
A "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls.
Dedicated to consumers who are researching and buying new or used vehicles, this site provides interactive tools for car shoppers to complete their research.
Car Talk's "Actual Car Information"
Using down-home humor, this site gives you Actual Car Information on buying, selling, and owning a car.
Edmunds Automobile Buyer's Guide
Used car prices back to 1990, safety information, and updates on new vehicles.
Kelley Blue Book
Timely and accurate prices on new and used cars.
Reports on nationally soliciting charitable organizations that are the subject of donor inquiries.
Provides an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess the financial health of over 5,000 of America's best-known charities.
Annual Credit Report
The ONLY authorized source for the free annual credit report that's yours by law.
Bank Rate Monitor
Rates for mortgages, auto loans, home equity loans, savings, credit cards, and checking accounts.
FRB: Consumers Guide to Credit Cards
Provides a basic guide to navigating the credit card process. Maintained by the Federal Reserve Board.
Household & Green Living
Helps you find out which household or consumer product is right for you and your family.
A source for reviews and commentary on technology. From cell phones to television, this site appears to cover just about everything electronic.
The Daily Green
A consumer's guide to green living, with daily news, tips, recipes, features and more, from Good Housekeeping.
EERE Energy Savers
Learn ways to save money and use clean, renewable technologies at home, while driving, and at work. From the U.S. Department of Energy.
Household Products Database
Learn more about what's in products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling on this site from the National Institutes of Health.