Money is tight. We all want to make good decisions when we spend our money and to be fairly treated in any transaction. Let the CH Booth Library help you find information on a variety of consumable goods and services and show you where to turn when you need help.
When purchasing consumable goods and services many people like to refer to Consumer Reports magazine. Consumer Reports is available on the 3rd floor of the CH Booth library behind the reference desk. It is also available online through our homepage and can be accessed both at the library or from your home computer. Our library website is www.chboothlibrary.org. When using any of our on line databases from home you must enter your library card number at the beginning of your search. Once our homepage is in front of you, click on “ON-LINE DATABASES” on the left hand side of the screen. Next choose “Consumer Reports Online”. It is easy to use.
ICONN.org is another database to use when looking for consumer information in other magazines. It is easy to use and can be found above Consumer Reports Online in the “ON-LINE DATABASE” section of the homepage.
- Consumer Reports New Car Buying Guide REF DESK 629.22 New
- Consumer Reports Used Car Buying Guide REF DESK 629.2 Used
- Consumer Reports Electronics Buying Guide REF DESK
These 3 guides can be found behind the reference desk. They do not circulate but copies can be made when you find some useful information.
- Lemon-Aid Car Guide REF DESK 629.222 EDM
This guide gives detailed information concerning hard to find, confidential and little known documents that automakers don’t want you to see.
This is a useful guide to pricing information for used cars and light trucks
SEARCH THESE TOPICS IN OUR CATALOG
- Automobiles—Purchasing—Handbooks, manuals etc.
- Bankruptcy—United States—Popular works
- Consumer Credit
- Consumer Education
- Consumer Protection
- Funeral Rites and Ceremonies—Planning
- Health Care Reform—United States
- Identity Theft
- Used Cars—Purchasing—Handbooks, manuals etc.
- www.ct.gov/ag the Connecticut Attorney Generals Office has an amazing website filled with information designed to help consumers with questions from auto issues to travel scams.
- www.bbb.org the Better Business Bureau is an independent, non- profit, non- governmental organization founded by people in the business community. The consumer portion of this website has a great deal to offer: learn about a charity, file a complaint, look into the lemon law and so much more.
- www.ct.gov/dob the website of the Connecticut Department of Banking Cyberfraud site. The title says it all.
- www.ct.gov/dcp the Dept. of Consumer Protection’s is designed to protect the consumer from unsafe products and practices.
- www.cpsc.gov the Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risk and/or injury from many consumer products.
- www.ftc.gov the Federal Trade Commission pursues effective law enforcement and advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies.
- www.fraud.org the NFIC is the oldest nonprofit consumer organization in the US designed to fight the growing menace of telemarketing fraud.
- www.uspirg.org the US Public Interest Research Group is an advocate for the public interest. USPIRG’s mission is to deliver persistent, result oriented public interest activism that protects our health, encourages a fair and sustainable economy.
- www.connpirg.org the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group works for consumers in Connecticut the same way the USPIRG works for consumers on the national level.
- www.lemon.com this site contains lemon law information for all 50 states. Click on “Connecticut” and follow the prompts.
- www.consumeraction.gov this website is designed to help consumers with virtually every aspect of consumer advocacy from how and where to file a complaint to information on recalled products and so much more.
- www.kbb.com The Kelly Blue Book is an online pricing guide for both new and used cars.
- www.nada.com the online version of the NADA Official Used Car Guide.
Updated September 2010