Fauquier County Public Library

Library now offers online access to Consumer Reports

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October cover image of Consumer ReportsConsumer Reports magazine is now available online to Fauquier County Public Library card holders, providing access to articles, reviews and ratings on over 8,000 products and services. The online version is in addition to the print edition of the magazine which remains available for in-library use.

For over 80 years, Consumer Reports has been the go-to source for unbiased product reviews and comparisons of products and services, based on its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center.  It has over seven million subscribers and an annual testing budget of about $25 million. Consumer Reports is published by Consumers Union, a nonprofit dedicated to unbiased testing, consumer-oriented research, advocacy and public education.

The October issue of Consumer Reports is now available. What’s inside? “What’s Really in Your Meat” looks at what drugs may be in the U.S. meat supply. Reviews of family-friendly cars and SUVs, ratings for 33 energy bars and information on homeowner’s insurance and natural disasters are among the many topics examined.  Additional topics and product reviews are available online.

To access Consumer Reports online from the library’s website, click on the research tab and browse the alphabetical listing of databases for Consumer Reports Online.

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