Consumer, Home, and Car

ConsumerReports.org

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One of the many benefits of your Upper Arlington Public Library card is having the ability to access the full Consumer Reports website free of charge. Get all the ratings, reviews and buying guides of appliances, electronics and other products you expect from the magazine, plus more exclusive content.

Can’t decide between several different brands? Use the Compare tool to get more details about each one. When you know what you want, use the Shop link to find where the product is available online. Try the Repair Cost Estimator to make sure you are getting a fair price for work done on your car. Watch videos to see product testing in action. You can do all this and much more with the easy-to-use ConsumerReports.org, which is one of the most popular resources the library subscribes to, so don’t miss out!

And just in time to start getting ready for the holidays, you can join Reference Librarian Megan Sheeran Saturday, November 15, at 11 am for a demonstration of ConsumerReports.org as well as UAPL's many other Consumer Resources, covering shopping, travel, home improvement, car repair and much more.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Offers step by step maintenance and repair instructions for small engines and their supporting components, including engines from motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, snow blowers, generators, and more.

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Reference eBooks

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Did you know you don’t always have to go to the library to look up reliable and authoritative information in reference books?

Whether you are working on a school project or research paper, have a bet with a friend over a fact, or just want to satisfy your curiosity about a topic, UAPL card holders can get online access to a variety of encyclopedia titles covering science, history, business, medicine, culture and much more. You can even use your mobile device when you’re on the go!

An example of just a few titles that are available include:

See a full list of all the reference eBook titles by going to Gale Virtual Reference Library,  or download the Access My Library app (iOS | Android) on your mobile device, and choose UAPL as your local library. You can also access individual eBooks through the UAPL Databases page.

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America's Top-Rated Cities

Presents current, comprehensive statistical information and other essential data on the top cities with populations greater than 95,000 that have been cited as the best for business and living in the United States.

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AtoZdatabases

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Check out one of UAPL’s newest resources, AtoZdatabases. Here are some examples of what you can do with AtoZ:AtoZdatabases logo

  • Find People: Get directory information for a resident in the US, or create mailing lists for things like reunions, block parties, or Christmas cards.
  • Look for a Job: Search for employment opportunities, create lists of businesses that satisfy a criteria, learn about a business before an interview, and more.
  • Do research for your own business: Create mailing lists, find sales leads, perform market research, investigate competition, and more.
  • Locate a doctor or dentist: Find health professionals by specialty, location, state of license and more.

Try it today, then let us know what you think by taking our short survey.

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities

Presents concise statistical profiles of the top U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 125,000. They are ranked by several variables, including population growth, median income, unemployment rate, and crime rate.

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Do It Yourself!

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Laptop surrounded by various toolsChange the air filter in your car. Do some maintenance on the push mower. Brew your favorite kind of beer. Repair the leaky kitchen faucet. Do you ever feel like you should learn to take on these kinds of tasks, rather than pay someone else to do them for you? The library subscribes to four great resources that will help empower you to do just that!

The Do-It-Yourself resources included in UAPL’s online databases include:

These databases have extensive information from manuals, books, magazines, and journals, with full text and images, so instructions are clear and easy to follow.

Get ready to save some money and impress your friends with your self-sufficiency skills when you start using our do-it-yourself resources!

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