Before you make an expensive purchase, you want to make sure you’re getting the best “bang” for your buck. Whether you’re shopping for kitchen appliances, home-entertainment systems, smart phones, or cars, you can make smarter purchases by doing a little research beforehand.
FBCL has a number of resources for the savvy shopper. Find product reviews, buyers’ advice, product-safety information, and much more on our Consumer Information webpage. This webpage compiles a number of online resources that are available for the smart shopper.
If you don’t subscribe to Consumer Reports or ShopSmart;) magazine, you can find them at several of our libraries. You can also browse current and archived editions of Consumer Reports through the online databases on our website from any computer with an Internet connection. To access these resources, simply click on:
- Click on Online Resources in the left hand navigation panel
- Click on Databases
- Click on Magazines & Newspapers
- Choose MasterFILE Premier Database (or simply click here)
You will need the barcode number on the back of your library card to access the database from home. Once you enter the MasterFILE Premier Database, type “Consumer Reports” in the “Publication” line. You can limit your search to a particular item that you’re researching.
Good luck with your shopping! We hope you have a happy and stress-free holiday!