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Buying Guides

Online Buying Guides

It is difficult deciding what to buy when you’re faced with so many choices, so let us help!

The Consumer Reports magazine has helped shoppers for years through their product testing and reviews. It also has articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics, and other subjects that affect consumers.

The Consumer Reports Buying Guide publishes results of tests on products ranging from major purchases such as automobiles and appliances to everyday items such as food and cleaning products.

Wirecutter is a New York Times company that researches and tests gear and gadgets for people who want to save time when trying to figure out what to buy. They make recommendations on what they think is best for most people. Visit for direct access.

To find these buying guides online, visit, click Research, and choose Consumer Guides.

You’ll need your library card to read the Consumer Reports publications.