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When making decisions that affect your family, health, or business, use these top-rated resources to find out how to make the best choices.

2-1-1 Community Resources Directory

2-1-1 is the one-stop connection to the local services-- from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, and crisis intervention.

Better Business Bureau

We help you find businesses, brands and charities you can trust, offer objective advice and a wide range of education on topics affecting marketplace trust. BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses.

Charity Navigator is an American independent charity watchdog organization that evaluates charitable organizations in the United States.

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

Information you need to become licensed, renew a permit, or solve a problem. They are here to protect Connecticut citizens from fraud, unfair business practices and physical injury from unsafe goods or services.

Consumer Reports

Librarian's Choice

Whether looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.


DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 814,000 doctors.

FDA: U. S. Food and Drug Administration

The go-to resource for easy-to-read articles about buying medicines online, health fraud, warnings and enforcement, and safety alerts. Links to free print publications. Available en Espanol.


HealthPocket compares and ranks health plans and provides valuable research about Obamacare, Medicare, and other types of health insurance. HealthPocket is neither a broker nor an insurance company and is committed to providing unbiased information to help consumers make more informed insurance decisions.

National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration

Studies, reports and information on vehicle safety, including recall updates.

Reference Solutions (ReferenceUSA)

Librarian's Choice

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Reference Solutions offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. The database offers library patrons accurate data on 45 million businesses and 289 million consumers.

researchIT CT

researchIT CT offers free online resources as a service of the CT State Library. Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users. We also offer a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.

UConn Consumer Health Resources

University of Connecticut Health Center Library's consumer health information program for Connecticut residents.

Unclaimed Money

Find unclaimed funds held by the government that might be owed to you! An easy guide to where to look for unclaimed money-- this could be your lucky day!


The online guide to all government information and services.

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