Consumer Guides

Consumer Reports

Free and useful information is available, but a paid subscription is required for product reviews and ratings.

Consumer Search

"Reviewing the reviews." Compiles and analyzes product reviews from magazines and websites. 


Products rated by people who bought them.


Consumer Protection & Safety

Better Business Bureau

Includes complaints against companies, fraud alerts, and general tips.

Consumer Protection Division

Part of the Illinois Attorney General's office.

Consumer Recalls

Product recalls and safety information from the federal government.

Consumer Safety

Become informed about recalls and safety alerts and explore safety guides for consumers. Find the most recent and as up-to-date consumer news surrounding consumer drugs, medical devices, food, and products.

Identity Theft Protection

Learn how to protect your identity by protecting your online privacy, learning how to avoid phishing scams, learning how to guard your social security number, and more.


Vehicle Consumers

Car & Driver

Car review resource. Includes the magazine's road tests and reviews, interactive vehicle comparisons, and Kelley Blue Book values.


Reviews, comparisons, price and value information, and tips for buying new or used vehicles.

The Truth About Cars

Detailed reviews, written with a sense of humor.