Consumer/Legal Databases

Consumer Reports
Search Consumer Reports magazine index and find full-text articles.
PLS
Consumer Checkbook
Reviews of local services: auto repair shops, dentists, plumbers, health plans and much more.
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California Courts Self Help Center
Guidance for non-lawyers on the most common legal problems.
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Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Find federal regulations.
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Consumer Information Center
Links to federal government pamphlets.
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Findlaw
Find US court opinions and other states' law.
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Legal Information Reference Center
Includes consumer legal books, including Nolo Press, and legal forms.
PLS
Small Business Administration (SBA) - Business Law
Law for small businesses - tax, workplace, immigration, it's all here.
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Any PLS Library Card Accepted
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No Library Card Required
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