Consumer Reports

Find reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services from “Consumer Reports” magazine, including articles from 1991 to the current issue​. For best results, please refer to the instructions below.

Articles from other Consumer Reports publications — “Consumer Reports Buying Guide,” “Consumer Reports On Health,” etc. — are also accessible using the instructions below. Alternatively, our Popular Magazines in Badgerlink resource may provide links to the publications in question (and many others).

Please note: This database contains digital copies of printed Consumer Reports publications, not online content from 


After you select the “access” link above:

  • To view a specific issue, use the “All Issues and Articles” menu.

  • To search multiple issues at once:

    1. Select “Search within this publication.”

    2. You will see a search box with the text “JN ‘Consumer Reports'”; do not delete this text. 

    3. Add the word “AND” and your search term(s) at the end of the search box text — e.g. “JN ‘Consumer Reports’ AND Vacuums” — and select “Search.”

  • To access the “Consumer Reports Buying Guide” and other Consumer Reports publications:

    1. Select “PUBLICATIONS” in the main menu (under the ≡ menu icon on mobile devices).

    2. In the “Browsing: MasterFILE Complete — Publications” blank, type “Consumer Reports” and select “Browse.”

    3. Select the title of the publication you want from the resulting list.

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