A sample of librarians' favorite product review Web sites:
- Consumer Reports
The full contents of the popular monthly magazine in print with all comparison charts as well as many special Web-only features.
ConsumerSearch does the work of finding product reviews for you. This Web site finds and selects the best reviews on a product type (i.e. air conditioners) and then produces a summary report based on the combined information in those reviews.
Find reviews contributed by users of the Web site.
The latest reviews on computers and electronics including helpful overviews of product categories such as best touch-screen LCDs.
- PC Magazine
Find products, prices, reviews, buying guides and expert advice.
- PC World
Hardware and software reviews.
Computers & Electronics
Home and Home Improvement Products
See Home Improvement & Repair
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A centralized service, created by Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian, the three nationwide consumer reporting companies, where consumers can request free annual credit reports. This is the only Web site authorized to provide the free annual credit report to which you are entitled to under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
- Federal Trade Commission: Credit Reporting
Learn how to get a free credit report and avoid fraudulent credit reporting sites.
- Federal Trade Commission: Credit Reports & Scoring
Consumer information on a variety of topics including improving your credit score and reporting mistakes on your credit report.
- "My Wallet or PDA Was Lost or Stolen, Now What?"
Information from the Identity Theft Resource Center on protecting yourself when you lose sensitive documents such as identification and social security cards.
- FTC: Identity Theft
Provides victims with the information and resources that they need to recover from identity theft.
- IRS: Identity Theft and Your Tax Records
Learn how identity theft can affect your tax records and find the contact information for your taxpayer advocate.
- SSA: Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number
How to detect and report illegal use of your social security number.