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Consumer Reports magazine can be very helpful to shoppers who want to find out if a product is the right purchase for them. The magazine’s experts compare, rate, and evaluate a great variety of items from wrinkle creams to appliances, cameras to insurance. If you’re interested in getting a good product, Consumer Reports can help you make a decision. San Jose Public Library provides free online access to the magazine database in addition to the paper issues in the library. To locate the database, start at the library’s homepage. Find the large graphic “research” and click. Next select “homework help and articles.” Under “Find articles online,” choose “magazine and journal articles.” In the blue bar at the page top, click on “Publications.” Find the “browse” box and type in “Consumer Reports” and click “enter” for that magazine. The title will display in blue text. Click on the title and browse issues by year and month. To do a specific keyword search, click on the phrase “Search within this publication” to locate articles in any issue over several years.