Virtual Information Desk
Best Places to Live in America http://money.cnn.com/best/bplive-Money Magazine's list of the best places to live in America. Gives demographic statistics for each area.
Better Business Bureau for U.S. and Canada http://www.bbb.org/ Gives consumers the latest product warnings and full-text buyer guides along with a searchable database of the BBB in the US and Canada.
Consumer Guide Magazine - click here for direct access (you will need a library card to access this journal)
Consumer Guide to Automobile Insurance http://www.ins.state.ny.us/cauto.htm-
Consumer Information Center Main Page http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/
The on-line version of the Pueblo,
CO. quarterly publication. Includes full-text of hundreds of pamphlets
(found in ASCII text). Also provides full text of consumer-related proposed
rules and regs from the Federal Register.
College Rankings http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/corank.htm -US News and World Reports ranking of US colleges. Also see Graduate School Rankings.
Consumer World http://www.consumerworld.org/ Provides links to over 1500 other web sites for consumers. A good starting point for consumer info.
"DO NOT CALL" Telemarketing Registry
Edmund's Automobile Guide http://www.edmunds.com/
The online version of Edmunds
Automobile Buyers Guide for new and used cars and trucks.
Also includes buyers advice page, safety information and repair manuals.
Graduate School Rankings http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/grhome.htm -US News and World Reports ranking of US Graduate Schools in over 20 different disciplines. Also includes plenty of information from choosing a school, to admissions test preparation, to filling out an application. Also see College Rankings (undergrad).
Health Information for Consumers (NYS) http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/consumer/consumer.htm - Lists New York State health information including: Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, Cancer, Communicable Diseases, Environmental and Occupational Health, Heart Disease, Health Care Facilities, Health Care Services in New York State, Laboratory Services, Nursing Homes, Patients' Rights, Professional Misconduct and Physician Discipline, Vital Records Information: Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce and Adoption, Women's Health Issues.
Kelley Blue Book http://www.kbb.com/- The on-line version of Kelley Blue Book Official Guide
for buying new and used cars. Also includes links to other automobile
MSN Home Advisor
National Automobile Dealers Association Guide http://www.nadaguides.com/ - Online version of the handy NADA book for buying, selling or trading a vehicle. Includes pricing for used, new and classic cars as well as marine vehicles, recreation vehicles, and even aircraft.
National Health Information Center http://www.health.gov/nhic/ -U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services clearinghouse and information referral services puts consumers in touch with organizations that have toll-free numbers, publications, and information on diseases, addictions, and health care issues.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://WWW.nhtsa.dot.gov/ Check out the National Highway Safety Administration's web site. It gives the results of crash tests, vehicle problems, regulations, and more.
New York State Public Service Commission
Search Systems: Public Information http://pac-info.com/