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Consumer Information

Also check out our guide to finding consumer information in the library and online.

Consumer Reports OnlineConsumer Reports*
Online full-text version of Consumer Reports magazine, including updated product reviews and Consumer Reports Health.


Weiss Financial Ratings SeriesWeiss Financial Ratings Series Online
Easy-to-understand comprehensive ratings for banks and credit unions, as well as health insurers and other insurance companies.

Try the new Medigap module to research options for Medicare Supplement Insurance.


Consumers Union
Information and educational materials from the publishers of Consumer Reports.

Consumer World
Money saving tips, consumer alerts, an online price checker, and much, much more.

National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
Find a bankruptcy attorney, get foreclosure prevention assistance, or learn about a variety of legal issues affecting consumers.

New York State Do Not Call Registry

Academic OneFile (Gale)
Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. List of titles.
Provided by NOVELny.

General OneFile (Gale)
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. List of titles.
Provided by NOVELny.


Auto Information*
ChiltonLibrary.comThis 24-hour on-call "mechanic" provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today. Photos, illustrations and repair procedures help to simplify even the most arduous tasks. The content available on ChiltonLibrary is updated on a monthly basis, ensuring the most advanced and up-to-date information available. Repair, maintenance, service and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward (that’s over 70 years of vehicle information)!

Car Fax: Vehicle History Reports
New and used car prices, buying advice, auto ratings and more.

Kelly Blue Book
Includes new car pricing, used car values, auto reviews and more.

Credit Help
Get your free annual credit report from all three major credit reporting companies through this secure site. This is the only source authorized under federal law.

National Foundation for Consumer Credit
A non-profit organization that provides consumer credit counseling, debt management, and budgeting help.


Fraud Prevention

Consumer Protection
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection provides information to help consumers avoid fraud.
Protect yourself from fraud. Topics include banking, identity theft, health information, investing, and more.

National Fraud Information Center
Fraud information, referral services, and assistance in filing complaints.

See also, Digital Technology Resources for information on Internet security.


Product Safety

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Product safety news and recalls from the federal government.

Federal Government Recalls

*This database may be accessed from within the library, or from home by entering your valid Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library card number.


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