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Consumer Reports is an American nonprofit organization with a focus on providing information about products, conducting investigative research and advocating for a fair and factually sound marketplace so consumers can get exactly what they’re looking for. Founded in 1936, the organization was created to serve as a source of information for shoppers to assess the safety and performance of products without the bias of manufacturer advertisements impeding on the facts of any given commodity. By implementing independent research and testing of the products it reviews or writes about, it provides a clear and rational third-party voice for the average consumer.

Consumer Reports' overall objective is to empower and inform consumers and incentivize corporations to act responsibly by making information about products easily accessible to the public. As an organization, it advocates for the prioritization of the rights and interests of consumers in the marketplace and advocates to policymakers in charge of regulations regarding advertisements.

Consumer Reports creates and curates comparative and review based articles on a variety of products and appliances, such as:

  • Cars

  • Home and appliances

  • Baby and youth products

  • Electronics

  • And more!


There are more than 10,000 results for various Consumer Reports articles and editorials that can assist with your needs as a member of the global marketplace that can be accessed via EBSCOhost – and it’s all free to access with your BCLS Library Card!

Audience: Adult Seniors