Consumer

Databases

Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Basic Search Video Tutorial | Advanced Search Video Tutorial

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Convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. Video Tutorial

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Ratings and evaluations of cars and other consumer products.

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Full text of top consumer legal reference books, many from NOLO. Includes books on patents, copyright and trademarks. Classic view | Video Tutorial

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Additional Resources

General

ConsumerSearch ConsumerSearch helps users find answers about what products are top-rated or best bets in their class by using credible experts and reviewer consensus.

Consumer World Founded by a consumer lawyer, Consumer World is a public service consumer resource guide with over 2000 links to everything "consumer."

CNET CNET editors write detailed reviews and blog posts, record podcasts, and give advice about all kinds of technology products and gadgets.

Evaluations by Consumers

Yelp Yelp was founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics. In addition to reviews, you can find events, lists, or talk with other Yelpers.

Viewpoints Viewpoints provides consumer and expert reviews in 467 home product categories, from major appliances to mattresses to electronics to beauty products as well as money categories like insurance and cell phone providers.

Amazon Amazon’s customer review service uses a 5-star system and allows users to read the often entertaining reviews listed either by the most recent or the most useful.

Safety

Consumer Guides and Protection USA.gov’s Consumer Guides and Protection provides an A-Z list of topics ranging from the meat and poultry hotline to internet fraud.

Recalls Six federal agencies have joined together to create www.recalls.gov -- a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls to provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products.

GoodGuide Find safe, healthy, green and ethical products based on scientific research by browsing over 145,000 toys, food, personal care and household products to easily learn about the best and worst products in a category.

Complaints

Better Business Bureau Denver’s chapter of the Better Business Bureau allows consumers to check out a business or charity, file a complaint or use the Resource Library.

The Consumer Protection Section The Consumer Protection Section protects Colorado consumers and businesses against fraud by enforcing consumer protection law on predatory lending, debt collection, rent-to-own and credit repair.