ConsumerReports.org provides ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice for cars, appliances, home and garden, electronics, food, and more. A nonprofit organization, they are dedicated to unbiased product testing and consumer-oriented research. They accept no advertising, pay for all the products they test, and have no shareholders.
A database dedicated to issues surrounding humans' impact on the environment. It provides scholarly, government, and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and government and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.
Home Improvement Reference Center
Provides detailed, user-friendly how-to information, covering all manner of home improvement and repair projects. Includes videos and full-text content from leading home improvement magazines.
Thousands of full-text magazines, journals, reference works, and more than one million images. Covers many general-interest subject areas with an extensive collection of photos, maps, and flags. Includes Consumer Reports Buying Guide.
Medigap Buyers Guide
Learn what Medicare does and does not cover, choose a Medigap plan, and get each plan's premium rates. Learn the best and worst rated insurers of those plans. All customized for each individual.
National Geographic Magazines
This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazines - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.
The Wirecutter (New York Times)
The Wirecutter is a browser-based product recommendation service from the New York Times. Their journalists combine independent research with (occasionally) over-the-top testing so you can make quick and confident buying decisions. Whether it's finding great products or discovering helpful advice, they will help you get it right the first time.
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This online reference source contains every article from the twenty-two volume encyclopedia set plus thousands more. You have access to state-of-the-art multimedia, dictionary, maps, homework help, study aids, editor-reviewed websites, curriculum guides, and more.