Consumer

ABMS Directory (e-book)

Updated quarterly this resource provides biographical and professional information about board certified physicians and specialists / subspecialist. Please note: For a brief overview of the features, check out this DEMO. To begin your search, click on the "Search" tab.

Baby Boom: Americans Born 1946 to 1964, The (e-book)

Reveals the unique characteristics of Baby Boomers and explains how those characteristics are remaking American society. Includes the latest statistics on the labor force participation, living arrangements, incomes, health, spending, and wealth of the generation.

Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook (in-library use only)

This database offers recommendations for local goods and services. Included are health guides and reports on doctors and hospitals. All information is compiled by a local independent, non-profit consumer organization.

Consumer Reports (e-magazine)

The Consumer Reports database offers ratings and recommendations on appliances, cars and trucks, electronics, and much more.  It includes articles on health, product recalls, and the safety and reliability of individual brands.

Disabilities Sourcebook (e-book)

Contains descriptions of major disabilities, their causes, and people who are disabled. It provides information about assistive and adaptive aids and sports and recreation equipment that can improve life for disabled individuals. Also included is information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, employment and workplace issues, and other financial and legal issues. In addition, the book contains a glossary and lists of resources for further help and information.

Environmental Health Sourcebook (e-book)

Provides basic consumer health information about the health effects of environmental hazards and diseases linked to environmental causes, with facts about the impact on specific populations.              

 

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center contains full-text publications and legal forms. The legal reference books are provided through Nolo­, the nation's oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. State-specific legal forms are searchable by subject areas including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more.

Reference USA

Provides detailed and current directory information on U.S. and Canadian Businesses, as well as U.S. residents. Use this database to conduct business and consumer research, create marketing plans, research competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people.

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