The Consumer Reports database contains the complete text of all articles and product recalls in the 12 regular monthly issues of Consumer Reports magazine, the 12 monthly issues of two newsletters, Consumer Reports Travel Letter and Consumer Reports on Health. Published by the nonprofit Consumers Union, Consumer Reports is the preeminent product-test and consumer advisory publication, reaching more than five million subscribers. Consumers Union does not permit users of its material to use its name or work, including this database, in advertising or as an endorsement of any product or service or for any other commercial purpose.
Consumer Reports publishes results of tests on products ranging from major purchases such as automobiles and appliances to everyday items, such as foods and cleaning supplies. Test reports include brand-name ratings and Consumers Union's recommendations. Goods and services covered include: appliances, automobiles, electronics, foods, health, home, personal, travel and more.
The Library has the Consumer Reports magazine available for in-house use only. It is shelved in the Reference/Adult Computer room. Click here to see a listing of the issues available.
Vermont Business Magazine Infobank
Contact the Library for the login/password. Search the Vermont Business Magazine site by topic, name, company name, county, or specialized list. Vermont Business Magazine maintains the most detailed, verified statewide database of over 4775 (and growing daily) business listings, complete with contact information, financial statistics and more. Search here for important, helpful business information.
NADA Car Guides
NADAguides.com contains vehicle pricing and information including pictures of cars, specs and safety information and reviews. Useful to put a value on an existing car or in researching new vehicles.
Thomas Register Online
Free access to manufacturing information. Personal sign in may be required, but no charge for company information.
Consumer Search is a free website that reviews consumer products in eight major categories. They do their best to be objective and precise and do not advertise products they review. Each review presents the four best products along with runners up and customer reviews.
Motor Trend magazine contains thousands of in-depth new and used car reviews, detailed pricing as well as an automotive blog.
Kelley Blue Book
Trade in and market prices for used cars. Seartch by year, make, model, accessories, condition, mileage and zip code of owner. Video reviews and information about the value of snowmobiles, personal water craft and motorcycles can also be found.