Internet Resources - Consumers
- Access Video On Demand
Enjoy instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All you need is Internet access and a valid library card number! iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly.
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ChiltonLibrary provides automotive repair information for do-it-yourself (DIY) people. You'll find exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.
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- Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.
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LawDepot provides an extensive library of legal forms and resources, for those interested in protecting an estate, managing a rental property, setting up a business, or any other situation requiring legal forms. You'll need to create an account with RBDigital using your email address and library card number in order to access the library of forms.
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- Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Provides information on specific makes and models of a variety of small engine driven machines, including: tractors, snowmobiles, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft, marine/boat motors, generators, and more.
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ALISON, or "Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online," is a free online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills. ALISON provides high-quality, engaging, interactive multimedia courseware for certification and standards-based learning. The mission of ALISON is to enable anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive, self-paced multimedia.
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- California Courts: Self-Help Center
Maintained by the California Courts, offers detailed but understandable legal information and assistance. Topics covered include: Free and Low-Cost Legal Help, Small Claims, Divorce, Custody, Adoption, Emancipation, Special Education, Protection from Abuse, Traffic Tickets and much more.
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This site is designed to be a one-stop link to a broad range of federal information resources available online. Locate information by categories (such as Food, Health, Product Safety, Your Money, and Transportation), then subcategories can direct you to areas within individual federal web sites containing related information (more than 100 are currently listed).
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Easy-to-use guide to hundreds of product reviews. RSS feed and e-mail newsletter available.
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This is the official U.S. government source for fuel economy information. The site offers side-by-side comparisons of different automobile makes and models, a hybrid comparison tool, and news regarding fuel economy in the auto industry.
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- Get Human
Find out the best way to contact more than 8,000 companies in 45 countries. The site tells you the fastest way to call any company, offers shortcuts through the phone maze, and average wait times for calls. They also provide the best company email addresses to use, executive email addresses, and list companies that prove chat and live help as well as call backs.
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- Health Hotlines
Health Hotlines is a compilation of organizations with toll-free telephone numbers. It is a community service provided by the National Library of Medicine to help the public locate health-related information.
Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Consumers, Drugs, Medicine, Teen Health
- Kelley Blue Book
This is an excellent place to start when considering buying or selling a car. Find your car's trade-in value or private party value. Also, price new cars and compare used and new cars. KBB provides estimates for vehicles dating as far back as 1992. The library also has paper copies of Kelley's various price guides, including for motorcycles and recreational vehicles. The Downtown Branch keeps older editions, useful for estimating a vehicle's value at a given time in the past.
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Reliable information about common legal issues, written by reputable sources on 16 general topics and over 140 specific subtopics. Includes an updated directory of legitimate and pre-screened organizations that offer free or low-cost legal advice and representation. This free site is supported by the State Bar of California and nearly 100 legal nonprofits dedicated to making the justice system fair for everyone.
Browse related subjects: Associations, California, Consumer Health, Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Government, Labor, Law, Social Issues, Spanish Language
- NADA Guides
NADA provides price guides for cars, RVs, boats, motorcycles, and classic cars. You can find what to expect to pay for a new or used car, how much to expect for trade-in or private party value for all years, makes, and models of vehicles.
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This is a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Association, United States Coast Guard, Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency have joined together to provide safety and recall information for many different products, including pet food, cosmetics, cars, baby products, medicine, and boats. There is also a form to report a dangerous product.
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The official portal to the Unites States Government. An astounding compilation of information, services, and publication on a variety of topics.
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Whispering Man Statue
'The Whispering Man' statue stood in Santa Cruz Public Library's Downtown Branch lobby for several years from the late 1970's to the mid 1980's. There are no records of when the statue was installed. According to a Good Times article in 1985, at that time the statue had been at ... [More]