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Outside Academics: Exploring the Library for Fun & Personal Enrichment

Listed here are public library resources that can extend your access to books, movies and films, and databases beyond Butler's academic collections.

What is Consumer Reports?

Wirecutter Defined

Wirecutter  Wirecutter’s mission is to recommend what really matters. A unit of the New York times Company, they independently test and review thousands of products.  Wirecutter works with editorial independence. 

What is Consumer Reports?

Consumer Reports Defined

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to promote fairness, trust, and transparency in the marketplace by sharing reports that evaluate the value, quality, or authenticity of goods or purchases.

Established in 1936, Consumer Reports has become a credible source for consumers to evaluate before they make a major purchase. There are currently more than 6 million members that contribute to consumer reports and work to make sure the marketplace is fair and just.


How to Access Consumer Reports

1.  Access Academic Search Complete via the Databases A-Z list from the Libraries' homepage:  Butler Libraries' Homepage 

2. Select the 'Advanced Search' option:

3. Type in a keyword and limit your search by publication (see example below):


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Science Library: 317-940-9937

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