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Research Tip: Free Consumer Law Forms

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Kansas Legal Services has added legal forms to their website  which may be of help to low income persons and others dealing with credit and collection issues.  These include:

  • A letter to request no contact from a collection agency
  • A form to request verification of a debt listed on a credit report
  • Forms to request verification of credit report information


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A sample of librarians' favorite product review Web sites:

  • Library card and PIN required. Consumer Reports
    The full contents of the popular monthly magazine in print with all comparison charts as well as many special Web-only features.
  • Free on the Web.ConsumerSearch
    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.
  • Free on the Web.Epinions.com
    Find reviews contributed by users of the Web site.


  • Auto
    See Automotive


    Computers & Electronics
    • Free on the Web.CNET
      The latest reviews on computers and electronics including helpful overviews of product categories such as best touch-screen LCDs.
    • Free on the Web.PC Magazine
      Find products, prices, reviews, buying guides and expert advice.
    • Free on the Web.PC World
      Hardware and software reviews.

    Home and Home Improvement Products
    See Home Improvement & Repair

    Librarians are experts at searching the Web and are happy to help you research products. Contact us with your questions.


Credit Reports
  • Free on the Web.AnnualCreditReport.com
    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.
  • Free on the Web.Federal Trade Commission: Credit Reporting
    Learn how to get a free credit report and avoid fraudulent credit reporting sites.
  • Free on the Web.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.

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