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Staff Guide to Consumer Reports:  

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Consumer Reports (CR) is still the top resource for product reviews, but today it also reviews services and even retail industries. Fiind coverage of everything from banks to telecom services. 


It IS annoying, but CR often shows ads to Library users. If a patron doesn't see this greeting at top right "Hi - Library User"  then they may have gotten on the basic free CR site. Remind patrons to always Logon from the Research Portal. 


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  • Shopping for a new computer? Try the CR computer selector, to help guide your decision
  • Curated user reviews are available for many items as well as user forums
  • "Issues That Matter" section - typically online petitions on hot topics

Want to Read the Current Issue?

You can. It's not a page-by-page view - but you can view each article in full, including charts and photos. Scroll down towards the end of their start page for the latest issue.

Tip: While articles can only be printed not downloaded - using the Chrome browser may allow the option to "Save as PDF" from the Print Page box. 

For 5-year backfile of past issues, scroll all the way down to the black page footer. Click on the icon for "Recent and Past Issues" which displays all years available.   



What's In There - More Than Product Reviews

Not Just Products

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