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Gale PowerSearch
Search for product reviews from thousands of magazines available full text through our Gale online databases. Either enter a product name where you see the words Enter a Product and then click Submit Query, or simply select one of the products from the download list.

Online Product Reviews

The following websites are a combination of customer review aggregators and professional reviews from online magazines. Read reviews on a variety of products, such as electronics, computers, sporting goods, home and garden, health and beauty, clothing, shoes, toys, and baby products.

BizRate
Compare prices from different online retailers and find customer ratings of online stores.

BuyerZone
Reviews for products and services with a business focus, from phone systems to software to benefits packages.

Buzillions
Collects and analyzes reviews from real people, not paid reviewers, from a wide range of categories to help you with the decision-making process.

Cnet
Electronics related reviews by experts from Cnet.

ConsumerSearch
ConsumerSearch product-review editors pick the best electronics, appliances and services by comparing professional product reviews (like the ones you’d find at Consumer Reports or CNET) with consumer reviews (like those at Amazon.com and Epinions) to separate the top-rated from the duds.

ConsumerWorld
Public service guide with over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources, including price checker, bargains, directories, news and blogs.

Epinions
“Epinions.com helps you make informed buying decisions. It is a premier source for unbiased advice, personalized recommendations, and comparative shopping” on a variety of products such as cars, books, movies, music, computers, electronics, home and garden, etc.

FindTheBest
FindTheBest has “unbiased, data-driven comparisons” of all sorts of products. They obtain their information from three sources: Public databases, primary sources (manufacturer websites) and expert sources.

Good Housekeeping
Reviews from Good Housekeeping Magazine.

PC World Product Reviews
From PC World Magazine, reviews on electronics such as cameras, desktops, hard drives, laptops, phones, etc.

Viewpoints
Product reviews on almost anything you can name. “With 2 million monthly users and nearly 500,000 registered members, Viewpoints.com is the second largest user reviews site among those that focus on product reviews.”

The Wirecutter
Research and reviews of gadgets by Brian, “The Wirecutter.”

Wired.com Reviews
Reviews from Wired Magazine, mostly technology-related.