Consumer Information Resources

Listed first are the resources provided by the Chelmsford Public Library for its patrons, and at the bottom of the page are additional suggested resources that are freely-available on the internet.

Resources Available from the CPL

Boston Consumers' Checkbook
    Access: [ In Library ]
This nonprofit website rates local service firms and provides unbiased consumer rating and information on local auto repair shops, home repair services, health care providers, and more.

Consumer Reports
    Access: [ In Library (Ask at Reference Desk for login) ]
Provides ratings, buying guides, product reviews and consumer information from the experts at Consumer Reports magazine and Consumers Union.
see also: Expanded Academic ASAP
Access: [ In Library & At Home ]
Consumer Reports is also indexed within this database, with full-text coverage from Jan 1999 - Jun 2009. For home access, log into this database, and then click on Publication Search to find Consumer Reports.

Print Materials Available At The CPL

  • Consumer Reports Magazine - Current issues are available to check out in the Periodicals Room on the upper level, and current and older issues are in the Reference area
  • Boston Consumers' Checkbook - Current and older issues are in the Reference area
Books & Other Materials

Other Suggested Resources

MVLC's Internet Consumer Resources Guide - Consumer resource websites collected and maintained by the staff of the MVLC.

Health Information
Car Information
Computers, Electronics & Technology