Consumer Information

    Premium Resources

    • Home Improvement Reference Center  

      This full text database is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating.

    • Consumer Reports Online  

      Full access to all of the valuable content on Consumer Reports. Also includes access to the Cars Best Deals Plus with bottom line pricing, unlimited price reports on new and used cars, test track notes from expert engineers, enhanced side by side model comparisons, and “best deal” negotiation advice.

    Other Resources

    • Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center  

      The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center is the only crime victims’ rights legal center in the state of Ohio that provides free legal representation in criminal court to citizens victimized by crime to protect their legal rights.

    • GoodGuide  

      Provides authoritative information about the health, environmental and social performance of products and companies.

    • Consumer Search  

      Find answers about what products are top-rated or best bets in their class by aggregating Internet and print publications for comparative reviews and other sources relevant to the topic.

    • Consumer Protection Agency  

      Practical information on a variety of consumer topics. The information here can help you avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights

    • CNET  

      CNET shows you the exciting possibilities of how technology can enhance and enrich your life. CNET provides you with information, tools, and advice that help you decide what to buy and how to get the most out of your tech.

    • Better Business Bureau  

      The website of the local Akron/Summit County office of the Better Business Bureau. Search a directory of accredited businesses and charities, file a complaint of a business, review scam alerts and resources, and access comprehensive resource library.