Consumer

Epinions
Epinions has comparison shopping information. Compare prices from across the web and read reviews from other consumers.

ConsumerReports.org
ConsumerReports.org

Product reviews and Ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports.

ConsumerResearch
For each product category, Consumer search offers

  • All The Reviews Reviewed: Our ranking and descriptions of all the top reviews, complete with links;
  • Full Story: Our complete analysis of who the experts are and what they say;
  • Fast Answers: Our listing of the top-rated products, according to the experts.

Consumer World
Directory of consumer products and information on the Web.

Consumer Information Center
Free online consumer information to help the public from the U.S. government.

National Highway Traffic Safety Information
Check this site out for important information on car safety. How did your vehicle test?

Consumer Reports Online
Look for free articles. Access information on product recalls, safety alerts, and manufacturers.

U.S. Consumer Gateway
This site provides federal consumer information including product safety ( recalls ), food safety, and health.

Urban Legends and Folklore
This site debunks urban legends and confirms those stories that are true.

HoaxBusters
This site, created by the U.S. Department of Energy Computer Incident Advisory Capability, describes hoaxes and chain letters found on the Internet, discusses how to recoqnize hoaxes, what to do about them, and some of the history of hoaxes on the Internet

PC World.com
Includes product reviews and best buys for technology related products from PC World

Insure.com - The Consumer Insurance Guide
Insure.com provides consumers and insurance professional with "comprehensive and current" insurance information.

Carfax Vehicle History Reports
Using the VIN, Carfax can generate a detailed history report or "background chack" on your car or truck.

Edmund's
Edmund's site has information on buying new and used cars.

Kelly Blue Book
Find used and new cars pricing and links to car sites.

NADA Used Vehicle Values & Appraisal Guides
The National Automobile Dealers Association has created an online database that provides pricing information for used cars, trucks, boats, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, motor homes, trailers, campers, and personal watercraft.

Charities Guidestar
this site bills itself as the "Donor's Guide to the Nonprofit Universe". It can help you decide on charities.

Rhode island Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau Site allows you to search its membership list by compny name or type. You can also find consumer alerts and news, charity reports and links to other BBBs.

FabricLink
FabricLink provides education on fabrics, apparel, home furnishings, and care. Check out their stain removal guide!

MechanicNet.com
This site provides advice and information related to the maintenance and repair of your car.

Auto Repair Reference Center
The Auto Repair Reference Center database includes automotive repair information supplied by Point 5 Tehcnologies, Inc., under license from Nichols Publishing, the former publisher of Chilton Information and information from Delphi Integrated Service Solutions. Auto Repair Refrence Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. This is a paid database provided by the Library.

Furnace Compare
"Buying a new central air conditioner, boiler, furnace or heat pump represents a substantial investment for homeowners. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, unbiased information to help you make the best possible purchasing decision."