Consumer Information

Library Databases

General Resources


  • Better Business Bureau - Check out a business or charity, file a complaint, consumer news
  • Cnet Electronics Reviews - Unbiased reviews of electronics 
  • Consumer Search - Reviews hundreds of product reviews, analyzes them, distills the information shoppers need and recommends which products are the best.  Part of the About.com family
  • Consumer World - Product reviews, buying advice, consumer rights, scam alerts and more.
  • Dial A Human - Directory of business customer service phone numbers and instructions for navigating their phone system to talk to a person, the website Get Human also has a similar service
  • Michigan Attorney General - Consumer Protection - File a complaint, learn about new scams, view consumer laws and tips
  • Michigan Business License and Registration Database - Search for businesses and individuals who have registered with the state as well as disciplinary actions
  • Safer Products - A government website where you can submit or search for reports about products at are unsafe

Purchasing Assistance​



Buying a Car

  • Edmunds.com - Edmunds car buying guide lists new car prices, used car prices, car comparisons, car buying advice, car ratings, car values, and auto leasing
  • Kelley Blue Book - Kelley Blue Book is a trusted resource for prices, values and expert and consumer reviews on new and used cars
  • NADA Guide - New car prices, used car values, car buying guides, car reviews, specs, safety ratings, photos, videos, car comparisons, tips and advice
  • Cars.com - Search 2.6 million new and used car listings, price a new car, get a dealer quote, read expert reviews, or sell your car at thousands over trade-in
  • Autotrader.com - Find used cars and new cars for sale. With millions of cars, finding your next new car or used car and the car reviews and information

Buying a House