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Consumer Reports - Search Consumer Reports online for full text-articles 1999 - June 30, 2009.

General OneFile  - Full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books articles. 1980 - Current.

Web Resources

Consumer Resources

Better Business Bureau
Check out a business or charity. File a complaint. Consumer news.

Cnet electronics reviews
Unbiased reviews of computers, digital cameras, cell phones, and more.

Consumer Search
Reviews hundreds of product reviews, analyzes them, distills the information shoppers need and recommends which products are the best.  Part of the About.com family.

Consumer World
Product reviews, buying advice, consumer rights, scam alerts and more.  

Dial A Human
Directory of business customer service phone numbers and instructions for navigating their phone system to talk to a person. The website Get Human also has a similar service.

Epinions
Read about products or services by other Internet users.

Michigan Attorney General - Consumer Protection
File a complaint. Learn about new scams. View consumer laws and tips.

Michigan Business License and Registration Database
Search for businesses and individuals who have registered with the state. You can also see if the business has had any disciplinary action.

Safer Products
A government website where you can submit or search for reports about products at are unsafe.
 

Buying a Car:

Edmunds.com
Edmunds car buying guide lists new car prices, used car prices, car comparisons, car buying advice, car ratings, car values, and auto leasing.  

Kelley Blue Book
Kelley Blue Book is a trusted resource for prices, values and expert and consumer reviews on new and used cars.

NADA Guide
New car prices, used car values, car buying guides, car reviews, specs, safety ratings, photos, videos, car comparisons, tips & advice

Cars.com
Search 2.6 million new & used car listings, price a new car, get a dealer quote, read expert reviews, or sell your car at thousands over trade-in.

Autotrader.com
Find used cars and new cars for sale. With millions of cars, finding your next new car or used car and the car reviews and information.
 

Buying a House:

MSN Home Buying Guide
Expert tips and advice for buying a home provided by the money section of MSN.

Homebuying.about.com
Guide to getting started buying a home.

HUD Homebuying Guide
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development guide to purchasing a house and finding financing.



 

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