Immediate online access to print issues of Consumer Reports Magazine as well as special online-only content. Important information about choosing the best products and services available.
EBSCOhost includes thousands of indexed magazines, many full-text, for over fifteen years. Magazine coverage ranges from the popular to the academic. Also includes electronic content on auto repair, medical information and much more.
Powerful business and consumer research database, offering business and residential listings useful in searching for people, executives, creating marketing plans, conducting competitive analysis, fundraising and sales.
Advice from the Better Business Bureau.
See also The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin or the SW Wisconsin Regional Office - Madison, 14 W Mifflin St, Ste 220, Madison, WI 53703, (608) 268-BBB1 (2221), FAX: 608-268-2320. Public Office Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Reviews of tech products for cars.
Read news about consumer safety, the latest product recalls, and report an unsafe product on-line.
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Madison Public Library provides immediate online access to print issues of the well-respected Consumer Reports Magazine as well as special online-only content.
product reviews of electronics, appliances, and services
public service, non-commercial guide with over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources.
user supplied products reviews
pricing information for new and used cars, trucks, and other vehicles
Consumer fact sheets, tips, and criteria to look for when choosing products for your home, including appliances, lighting, making home improvements, landscaping, and new windows. Offered by the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewaqble Energy Division.
Formerly the Consumer Information Center, request free or low cost publications produced by federal agencies including the Consumer Information Catalog.
The ONLY authorized source for free annual credit report that's yours by law.
Though this site covers fewer charities than some other sites, the reports are detailed and provide financial information, history, and other information on charities and their work. Run by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Information on the programs and finances of more than 850,000 charities and nonprofits.
What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Find out what's in these products and what are the potential health effects, and other safety and handling information.
Information about what identity theft is and how to prevent it, from the Identity Theft Resource Center in San Diego, CA.
reports of highway crash tests results from an independent, nonprofit, scientific, organization
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Pricing information for new and used, cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and personal watercrafts.
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Pricing information for new and used cars, trucks, SUVs, and many other vehicles, including motorcycles, boats, RVs, and more.
The State of Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry in partnership with Family Watchdog, with information about FDA Drug and Product recalls as well.
Combined resources of six federal agencies to create a one-stop center for federal government recalls. Includes the ability to receive electronic newsletters and updates from individual agencies.
Comprehensive consumer reviews covering Business, Education, Finance, Home & Lifestyle and Insurance.
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Find information on alerts, recalls, consumer standards, tips on how to protect yourself against scams or poor service, or file a complaint against a Wisconsin business.