Consumer Information

BCPL Resources

  • 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.

  • Gale eBooks

    Find authoritative, full-text reference materials online with a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). Some materials include MP3 audio files and translation tools.

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Auto Repair Reference Center Database - Library database; provides do-it-yourself auto repair help, technical service bulletins, recalls, etc.

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)

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

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.

Money & Financial Issues

Bank Rate Monitor

Charity Reports (BBB)

Consumer Price Index

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

Shopping Spot - Compare prices, locate coupons, etc.

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

Product Safety & Recalls

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

CPSC Recall Announcements