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Service, repair, and recall information for domestic and imported vehicles.

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  • You can access repair information on more than 33,800 domestic and imported vehicles, from 1945 to present.
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Nonprofit Consumers' CHECKBOOK can help you find the best-rated doctors, auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, banks, dentists, carpet cleaners ... and much more. CHECKBOOK will tell you which Chicago Area service providers and retailers rated best and worst for quality and price. CHECKBOOK is an independent, nonprofit, no-advertising consumer authority.

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CHECKBOOK's special health guides provide you with critical ratings and reports on doctors and hospitals.

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Full-text ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services with a 4-year searchable archive, plus safety alerts, recalls, and access to blogs and forums.

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  • You can see all of the expert reviews on any type of purchase and find the best product for you.
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The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

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Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations.

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  • You can research organizations that award scholarships for your field of study in college.
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Information on over 600,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations.

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  • You can research organizations that award scholarships for your field of study in college.
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Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.

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With current and relevant content from industry journals, travel guides and magazines this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

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Weiss/Street ratings for Banks, Credit Unions, Insurance Companies, Stocks, and Mutual Funds, plus financial planning and investment tools.

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  • You can get find the safest banks and credit unions in your area based on Weiss and The Street ratings.
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