Reference Blog Entries

What if it's not in Consumer Reports?

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What if Consumer Reports doesn’t have reviews or buying guides for a product or service you are looking for? The Reference Department has several additional resources that you may find helpful. Remember to enter your library card number and PIN to access UAPL’s premium resources from home.

  • Weiss Financial Ratings Online has financial ratings for banks, credit unions, and more, but it also has helpful Consumer Guides about topics from Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage to Automobile Insurance.
  • James Dulley’s $ensible Home has information on everything from metal roofing to home security systems, and great advice on saving money around the house. General information is available from home, but the Update Bulletins can only be accessed at a UAPL branch. As he is an engineer, the bulletins are extremely detailed and informative.

If these resources don’t have the information you’re looking for, please stop by the Reference Department - we have also have Consumers Digest, and the Columbus Monthly Best Doctors and Best Dentists issues available. We’d be happy to guide you through our Consumer Collection, with information on buying a home, hearing aids, and much more!

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Immunizations

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The mumps and measles outbreak that has spread throughout Central Ohio since February has opened a discussion about the risks, benefits and efficacy of childhood immunization. The articles below provide evidence and arguments to inform that debate. Please enter your library card number and PIN to access UAPL's premium resources.

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Government Sources

Pros and Cons 

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