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  • AtoZdatabases

    AtoZdatabases is a premier online reference and research tool providing instant, up-to-date information on US businesses and residents, including marketing and sales leads; mailing lists; employment opportunities; background searches; and profiles on companies, executives, and healthcare professionals. Plus, search historical addresses, locate lost friends and family, attend live training webinars, or send group e-mails for free with pre-designed templates.

  • Auto Repair Source

    Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins, and recalls. A valid library card is required for use outside a BCPL library location. 

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Searches the latest evidence-based reports, encyclopedias, reference books, and medical research. Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream to holistic and integrated medicine.

  • Legal Information Source

    Find the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions to understand and navigate a wide range of legal issues. Covered topics include adoption, bankruptcy, business, child custody, criminal law, divorce, estate planning, immigration, patents and copyright, property and real estate, rights and disputes, small claims court, and more. Plus, with the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, you can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas!

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Better Business Bureau Auto Line

Edmunds Car Prices


Fuel Economy Guide

Green Vehicle Guide

Kelley Bluebook


General Sites for Consumers

Better Business Bureau

Consumer Action Website - How to file a complaint; a federal government site.

Consumer Price Index

Consumer Reports (some info requires subscription; see the search box above)

Consumer World


Kentucky Office of Consumer Protection

U.S. Consumer Information Gateway

Home & Energy

Consortium for Energy Efficiency

A Consumer's Guide to Energy-Efficient & Healthy Homes

Energy Saver (U.S. Department of Energy)

Energy Star (EPA)

Green Guides (Federal Trade Commission)

Home Tips - Home improvement buying guides and reports, maintenance info, and DIY projects

Kentucky Real Estate Commission - This online real estate site is associated with the National Association of Realtors and is known for its robust and accurate database. Buyers can apply a variety of "must-have" filters to their search, and property profiles include useful information like neighborhood noise levels and whether the home is in a FEMA flood zone

Sperling's Best Places

Sweets Network - Product and manufacturer info, details on green products and trends, etc. - Free online real estate site to search homes for sale, find home prices, see home values, view recently sold homes, and check mortgage rates. Key features include the option to search two locations simultaneously and 3D home tours on enabled listings. Buyers and home owners should be aware that Zestimate® home values are only as good as the data entered into the listings; listings may also be updated less frequently than sites like, Redfin (a discount brokerage company with free guides and tools for buyers and sellers), or various realty-company websites.

Money & Financial Issues

Bank Rate Monitor

Charity Reviews (A BBB Wise Giving Alliance)

Consumer Price Index

Credit Karma

Free Credit Report

Identity Theft (FTC)

Insurance Ratings - An Experian company, free online service to help consumers reduce their cost of living.

Mortgage and Financial Calculators

Motley Fool - Investment, personal finance, and retirement information.

Product Safety & Recalls

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

CPSC Recall Announcements