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Consumer Affairs: Home

A guide to the consumer affairs sources available through the CSULB Library. Using information from the research guides created by the following librarians: Tracey Mayfield and Karin Griffin.


This guide is designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of undergraduate and graduate research in Consumer Affairs using various resources; either those which CSULB provides, or that are freely available on the Internet. 

Accessing CSULB Library databases from off campus

To access the CSULB databases off campus, you must have a University ID number and a Library Password. The Library Password is one that you assign yourself.  To set up your Password, please go to: and then click on My Library Account. Fill in your name, your CSULB ID number and set up your Password.

Forgot your Password?  On the My Library Account page there is a "Forgot your password?" link to reset it.

Finding Search Terms

"In order to conduct good searches...need for good search terms..." 

Select databases provide vocabulary to assist in conducting effective searches in Consumer Affairs. These are excellent resources to review definitions of terms and discover related terminology. Click on the 'Search Terms' or 'Thesaurus' link in:

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

Subject Guide

 Not available at CSULB?

The University Library offers three options to obtain materials not currently available (checked out, temporarily unavailable, we don't own it, etc.) at CSULB.

Find out more on the Interlibrary Services page.