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Produced by the Federal Citizen Information Center, the Consumer Action Handbook web site offers helpful buying tips, as well as information on topics such as Banking, Cars, Health Care, Housing, Insurance, Investing, and Wills and Funerals.

Full access to all of the valuable content on through your library membership - ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews, and product video clips. Remote use: Liverpool Cardholders Only.

Reviews of hundreds of products. Fast Reviews are brief summaries, while Full Reports provide more depth.

The Federal Trade Commission's website offers information on managing money, credit and debt, scams and identity theft, as well as links to training handouts and presentations.

Answers to questions about consumer problems and government services. Free online pamphlets, toll-free number and e-mail address.

Links to federal government consumer resources. Includes news releases and links to the Do Not Call Registry.

Lists over 4,000 consumer brands and their health effects taken from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and brand labels.

Consumer Protection Board provides free online publications on consumer issues and links to recalls, Consumer Complaint Form, and the Consumer Law Help Manual.

NYSERDA, "a public benefit corporation," provides programs offering homeowners/renters incentives and low-cost loans for reducing energy costs.

Consumer tips on autos, charities, computers/Internet, credit, health, identity theft, investing, and housing.

Recall information on many consumer products including motor vehicles, food, medicine and cosmetics. Each category has a link to report a problem.

Provides access to sales and specials within one to fifity miles of desired shopping area.