Consumer Education

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Whether it's making a big purchase, planning to relocate your family, trying to make those major house or car repairs on your own, or just getting control of your finances, it's important to know where to look for information. These Consumer Education resources can help you get started.


The following are part of the Upper Arlington Public Library's premium resources. Unless you are in one of our library locations, you will need your library card number and PIN in order to access them. Please note: Links to our databases open in a new window or tab in your browser.

Gale Virtual Reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Consumer Information: includes full online access to the following titles:

ConsumerReports.org - Provides full access to the Consumer Reports website for product ratings and buying advice, plus exclusive online content such as new product evaluations, consumer reviews and much more.

Chilton Auto Repair Manuals - Provides detailed repair information, photographs, diagrams, and maintenance tables for cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.
Do It Yourself Reference Centers

The following databases include distinct “how-to” guides for projects like car repair, home improvement, and much more.

Reference Resources

These sources are located in the Reference Room of the Tremont Branch of  UAPL , and are for use in the library only.


Some current issues of the following magazine and journal titles are available for checking out, while in some cases older issues may be accessed at the Main Library's Reference Department. Follow the links to the catalog or see a librarian for more information:

Search Starters

Click on the following links to see a list of materials  UAPL has in its collection for consumers:

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