Reference and Research

      The Reference Librarians at Highland Park Public Library are happy to help you with any research project. We can:
      • Show you how to use electronic resources
      • Assist you in obtaining materials from other libraries
      • Guide you through the overwhelming sources of information on the Internet
      • Help you identify books and journals appropriate to your subject

      From the Reference Desk

      Job Hunting Resources

      We've collected a number of online resources for job hunters in our Job Hunting guide.  You'll find links to recommended sites on resumes and cover letters, interviewing, salary information, career guides, and more.

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      Finding Consumer Information

      Looking to buy a new dishwasher?  Want to find out which mp3 player you should purchase?  We have a few suggestions on where to find consumer information.

      1. We have Consumer Reports available in print and online.  Both are available for in-library use only, so stop by the Reference Desk and we can direct you to them or set you up on our database computer.
      2. Looking for free consumer sites? is an excellent source.  They aggregate reviews, analyze them, and then put the results in an easy-to-use package.
      3. provides reviews by users just like you.
      4. ConsumerWorld is another free resource providing non-commercial guides to consumer resources and products.
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