Use the Library Catalog to look for books on specific subjects.
Here are some examples of consumer-related books in the SCC Library:
America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money
(332.024 ECONOMI 2007)
Be Centsable: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half
(332.024 PATE 2010)
Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family
Save Big: Cut Your Top 5 Costs and Save Thousands
(332.024 LEAMY 2010)
Consumer Reports Magazine
The SCC Library subscribes to Consumer Reports magazine. Consumer Reports evaluates a vast array of products ranging from automobiles to microwave ovens, from frozen dinners to insurance policies. The current issue is shelved with the current periodicals and the older issues (which can be checked out) are located in the periodicals room.
News Feed from National Consumer Protection Week
Access Washington - Consumer Information
directory of state and federal consumer resources
Better Business Bureau - For Consumers
check out a business or charity, learn about managing credit, mortgages, and more
editors pick the best electronics, appliances and services by comparing professional product reviews (like the ones you'd find at Consumer Reports or CNET) with consumer reviews (like those at Amazon.com and Epinions) to separate the top-rated from the duds
Federal Citizen Information Center
trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services
Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Consumer Protection
information to help you avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights
National Consumer Protection Week
tips and information from federal and state governments and non-profit partner orgainizations
Washington State Attorney General - Safeguarding Consumers
self-help brochures, filing complaints, consumer alerts, Internet safety, lemon law, and more
prices for new and used vehicles, car reviews, tips & advice, maintenance information
Kelley Blue Book
car values, reviews, and related automotive information
prices, specs, reviews, and more
Consumer Reports magazine has an annual car buying issue. Back issues can be checked out and are located in the library's periodicals room. The current issue is shelved with the other current periodicals.
For detailed automobile repair and maintenance information check out the SCC Library's ALLDATA database. You'll find diagnostic information, technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams, and maintenance tables. ALLDATA is only accessible from computers on-campus.
Library databases contain reliable information that is generally not available elsewhere on the Web. They can be found in the library databases section of the SCC Library homepage. Access from off-campus will require entering your student ID number.
The following databases contain articles from magazines, newpapers and journals on many subjects, including consumer issues: