Consumer Information

Consumer Reports Online: Direct access to the content of Consumer Reports magazine by year and month. The PDF files have the complete content, including ratings.

MasterFILE Premier: Contains full text for 2,053 magazines covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides: Information making financial decisions in a variety of areas (including auto, health care, long term care and life insurance) complete with ratings, recommended companies to work with and worksheets to help you decide what and how much to purchase.

​Web Resources

Better Business Bureau of MN: Research accredited businesses, file a complaint or read and submit customer reviews for businesses in Minnesota.

Car Price Guide: Find current prices for new and used cars, as well as other vehicles on the National Automobile Dealers Association (N.A.D.A.) website.

Charity Navigator: Evaluates American charities and non-profits and rates them on their financial health and their accountability and transparency.

Consumer Search: Researches products by sifting through reviews (including owner reviews) to find the best product.

Crash Test & Highway Safety Ratings: Based on crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Do Not Call Registry: Managed by the Federal Trade Commission, once you register your phone(s) for free, you will not receive sales calls.

Driver's Permit Practice Tests for Minnesota: Free Minnesota driver's license and permit practice tests for cars, motorcycles and commercial driver's license (CDL), including the study manuals.

Home Buying & Housing Help: Get information and services to help with finding and keeping a home.

Lawyer Referral: Find the right attorney for your legal matter through this Hennepin County Bar Association website.

Product Recalls: A compilation of recalls from several government agencies, covering motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, and consumer and environmental products.

TOXNET: Toxicology Data Network from the National Library of Medicine, featuring databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

ZIPcode Look-Up: Find U.S. postal codes by address or by city and state.