Planning to buy a new dishwasher, vacuum cleaner or cell phone? If you’re in the market for any new product it’s a good idea to check out just what Consumer Reports has to say about the performance of various models. Many consumers already know this, but most don’t know that they can get the information online using their library card . It is available through the Masterfile Premier Database  offered free to Texas public libraries by the Texas State Library. You can search for your product and get the exact article, word for word, picture for picture. The articles can be read online, printed or even emailed. Before (or even during) that next shopping trip, why not use our website to check out the reviews on that product? If you don’t yet have a card you can register  online.