Tutt Library Research Guides
- A to Z list
CONSUMER.GOV – all types of information (money management, product safety, avoiding fraud, etc.)
Consumer Protection - practical information on a variety of consumer topics
Consumer Search - researchers review and rank top-rated products in 13 categories
Federal Citizen Information Center - federal agencies, programs, and services
Green Book, 2008 edition
Committee on Ways and Means,.House of Representatives "program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics (Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support and families, insurance, poverty, taxation)
BUSINESS.GOV - guide to federal, state and local government websites: startup, advertising, law and licensing, financing, government contracting, import/export, etc.
FORMS.GOV - federal tax, small business, social security, veterans benefits, etc.
Internal Revenue Service - Tax forms and Instructions for individuals and businesses.
ECONSUMER.GOV – consumer protection agencies from 21 countries and the OECD
Consumer-Finance Protection Bureau - financial products and services (mortgage, credit cards, college, and other products)
Bankruptcy Basics - "information on different aspects of the federal bankruptcy laws", FAQs
MYMONEY.GOV – budgeting, taxes, credit, financial planning, saving and investing, fraud and scams
USAJOBS.GOV – searchable database for job vacancies within the federal government
MEDLINEPlus - consumer health information
Nutrient Database - food composition databases to acquire, evaluate, compile and disseminate composition data
Daily Med: Current Medication Information - information about marketed drug
Health Savings Accounts - publications "created by the Medicare bill signed by President Bush on December 8, 2003 and are designed to help individuals save for future qualified medical and retiree health expenses on a tax-free basis;" FAQ, a brochure (in English and Spanish), fact sheets, tax resources, and related publications. (Treasury Department)
Medical Information Bureau: Consumer file - a nationwide specialty consumer reporting agency under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act
Hospital Compare - information on how well the hospitals care for all their adult patients with certain conditions or procedures
DISABILITY.GOV - programs, benefits, services and laws related to disabilities. Links to state and local resources. Nine major topics include employment, education, housing, transportation, health, benefits, technology, community life and civil rights.
HEALTHFINDER.GOV – Tips and Tools to keep you healthy. Physician locators.
AirNow - index for reporting daily air quality - how clean or polluted the air is and associated health effects; calculates the AQI for five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone, particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide
Drinking Water Information - local information
HOME & SAFETY
DoNotCall.GOV – sign up
WWW.READY.GOV – information for preparedness for natural disasters
Consumer Handbook on Adjustable
Rate Mortgages - factsheet explains adjustable rate mortgages loans
for which "the interest rate changes periodically, usually in relation to an index, and payments may go up or down accordingly."
- considerations, consumer cautions, reducing risk associated with ARMs, glossary, and a mortgage checklist for comparing different types of mortgages
National Association of Unclaimed Property
Administrators - unclaimed property database maintained by state governments