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A subject guide for people interested in accessing information on goods and services.

Consumer Reports and Reviews

Consumer Reports magazine presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.


EbscoHost: To search within a single database, click the database name listed above. To select more than one database to, check the boxes next to the databases and click Search. To learn more about each of these databases, and others, provided by EbscoHost click here.


Business and Company Resource Center
is a comprehensive research tool providing business, company, and industry content.

Print Resources

Dewey Decimal browsing numbers: 330-338
Search for other books and materials (educational videos, audiobooks, etc.) on your topic via the Library’s online catalog. Subject searches on these topics are consumer credit, consumer protection, automobiles purchasing and identity theft.

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General Consumer Websites

Consumer Action
Consumer Action: Consumer education and advocacy since 1971.

Consumer Identity Protection
This section of the FTC website offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics.

Consumer Web Watch
A project of Consumers Union, publishes research and journalism on credibility issues that matter to consumers.

National Consumer Law Center
America's foremost advocate for low-income consumer justice, and its leading expert on low-income consumer issues

Consumer Information Center
Federal Citizen Information Center - answers to your questions about the Federal government and common consumer issues.

Consumer Product Safety
Consumer Product Safety Commission: official Federal Agency website, including recalls, reports and alerts. is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online.

Alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products.

Consumer Automobile Resources

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute
Eedicated to reducing highway crash deaths, injuries and property losses.

Kelley Blue Book
New car prices and used car values from Kelley Blue Book.

Lemon Law Information
Lemon law information for all 50 states, resources and links.

NADA Price Guide
The N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide Company has provided used-vehicle valuation products and services to the auto, finance, fleet/lease, and insurance industries since 1933.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This page lists search engines which retrieve information from the available Database Files from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each search engine has a brief description of what it does.

SafeCar.Gov - File a Safety Complaint
The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), an office within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). ODI conducts defect investigations and administers safety recalls to support the NHTSA's mission to improve safety on our Nation's roadways.

Fraud & Credit Resources

Consumer information gateway. 

Credit Information Center
Debt consolidation credit counseling.

National Foundation for Credit
Low-cost assistance for credit-related issues.

National Fraud Info Center
Prevent and report fraud.

Local Resources

Cape May County Consumer Affairs
Tel. 609-463-6475
John G. Rechner, Director

BBB of New Jersey
Phone: (609) 588-0808
Fax: (609) 588-0546
1700 Whitehorse Hamilton Square Road, Ste. D-5
Trenton NJ 08690-3596

Ocean City Chamber of Commerce
854 Asbury Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 399-2629