Articles & Consumer Information

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports 2020 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

Home Improvement Ref 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. 

MasterFILE Complete

Master File

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

National Geographic Slide

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)

NYT Wirecutter 2023The 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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World Book

World Book

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.