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Consumer Info

Consumer Info Research Materials

American Book Prices Current

American Book Prices Current

Use at Home? No

Description: ABPC is an essential tool for buying, selling and evaluating books, serials, autographs, manuscripts, broadsides, maps and documents, based on actual auction prices in the U.S. and abroad.

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AtoZ databases

AtoZdatabases

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, or finding friends and relatives.

 

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Consumers' Checkbook

Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Find ratings on Chicagoland services and retailers, including dentists, car repair, personal services, banks, and more.

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Online subscription to the popular consumer magazine, plus exclusive online content, including Best Car Deals.

 

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Weiss Raitings

Financial Literacy Basics

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Easy-to-understand guides on how to manage your finances, including budgeting, student loans, how to start a checking account, and how to start a 401(k)

 

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Gale Business DemographicsNow

Gale Business: DemographicsNow

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Geographic-based demographic information perfect for business and marketing plans, including Consumer Expenditure, Simmons and Mosaic reports.

 

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Gale Health and Wellness

Gale Health and Wellness

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Articles on medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, alcohol and drug abuse and fitness.

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Gale LegalForms

Gale LegalForms

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Illinois Legal Forms includes thousands of business, personal, litigation and federal forms.

 

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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Check Illinois Instant Online Background Checks

Illinois Public Records

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Source for public records in the Chicago suburbs, including real estate transfers, foreclosures, business licenses and incorporations. Check Illinois is their free background check service or choose more specific records databases if you know exactly what you’re looking for.

 

For best results, click the “Log In” button in the upper right-hand corner and then select “Library Patron”.

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MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information

MedlinePlus

Use at Home? Yes

Description: A comprehensive, free, and authoritative consumer health site sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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Weiss Raitings

Weiss Ratings

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Online listing of the trusted Weiss guides to stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), banks, credit unions and insurance companies. Also contains the valuable Medigap tool detailing Medicare supplemental insurance options and Financial Literacy Basics guides about budgeting, paying off student loans, opening bank and investement accounts, and other key finanical skills.

 

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