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By: Haley Frailey
*This resource is accessible only by patrons of RebeccaCrown Library,
and is located in the Reference Collection on the lower level.
It is a monthly magazine best used to answer
a large range of consumer questions from
users wanting be “in the know”.
This particular issue informs the consumer of
the pros and cons of automobiles on the 2014
1) The publisher is a very reputable organization. Consumer Reports has
been around since 1936, when mass advertising really took off. The
consumer needed someone to look after their interests, someone to
tell them whether a product was good or bad, and to provide factual
information about a product.
2) In order to retain impartiality in their testing process, the organization
accepts no gifts/advertising from manufacturers and has experts that
buy and test products anonymously to evaluate them.
3) The content of this resource is quite accurate, as Consumer Reports
takes great care to evaluate various consumer products, and has a staff
of 600+ that works in labs all over America to test products and protect
4) Not only does this resource take great care to protect consumer
interests, it also does this auto issue annually, to provide current and
updated information to American automobile owners.
What company makes the
Why is my 2008 Malibu not
Is the self-driving car in the
Are extended warranties
worth the hassle?
I need new tires for my
SUV, what’s the best kind?
How can I get the best deal
buying a car?
What small car has the
best gas mileage?
What is the cheapest car to
Is my new car compatible
with a child’s seat?
What new features offer
the most bang for my
What SUV would be safest
for my family?
What models should I
avoid while shopping for a
How reliable is this Honda
Accord I’m buying?
Though this resource is technically in the
reference collection, the auto issue is a
particularly popular item and prone to theft.
So it is held on the hold shelves behind the
Circulation Desk. Ask the
person on desk to
retrieve it for you.
Here it is.
Yes, it is very accessible, and is designed for
ease of use . The layout is the same as any
popular magazine, with a clear table of
contents at the front. Some of the tables
obscure clarity if you are not too familiar with
cars, but provides a handy key to translate
Consult theTable of Contents to find the car related information you’re looking for.
If you have any further questions about this
resource, contact me at:
Consumer Reports. (2009). ConsumerReports.org. Retrieved
Consumer Reports (2014). Consumer Reports, April