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HOW TO FIND CONSUMER INFORMATION: A Pathfinder


This guide will introduce some of the resources available in the Combined Arms Research Library on Consumer Information. This guide is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but is intended to be a starting point.


INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS

These sources will help locate PERIODICAL ARTICLES — citations, abstracts and fulltext from magazines about consumer issues. The online indexes are available through our Databases Page.


MAGAZINES

  • Consumer Reports Magazine and Buying Guide
  • Consumers' Research
  • Edmunds New Cars and Trucks
  • Complete Car/Truck Cost Guide

REFERENCE SOURCES

  • Consumer Product & Manufacturer Ratings, 1961-92 (Ref 640.73 C - Reference Index table)
  • Consumer's Resource Handbook (Ref 381.33 C758 - Reference Index table)
  • Consumer's Sourcebook (Ref 640.73 Consumer)
  • Law of Buying and Selling (Ref 340 O15 v28)

BOOKS

Search CARL's Online Catalog for titles using the Subject Alphabetical option. Type consumer education or consumer protection. For titles on a subject of purchase, i.e. automobile, type automobiles--purchasing. The following are some examples of book titles:

  • Better Business Bureau A to Z Buying Guide (640.73 Sch)
  • Smart Consumer's Book of Questions (640.73 R824s)

INTERNET

The Internet has become a valuable source of information on companies and corporations.


ASK AT THE REFERENCE DESK(S) FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE


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