Did you know that, with your library card, you can avail yourself of Alameda County Library’s subscription to the online Consumer Reports Magazine? Here’s the quick way to do it: At www.aclibrary.org, point at the Research tab and select Research/Subject Guides. On the page that opens, enter your search term in the search bar under Consumer Reports, click “Full text”, then Search. CR Magazine articles on your item of interest will appear as .pdf files in the search results. Try it.
Consumer Reports publications–e.g. Buying Guide, Money Adviser, On Health–are also available online. It takes a few more clicks to find these. The next time you visit the library, ask the librarian at the Information or Reference desk to show you how. Then you can be a better informed consumer anytime at your convenience and in the comfort of your home.