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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.

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Classes are online and so are the librarians.

If you need research help, a librarian is available via CHAT 24 hours a day. Click the yellow button at the bottom of this page to start chatting!

(CSULB librarians are available during regular research desk hours, outside of those hours a worldwide co-op of librarians will help you.)


This guide is designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of research in Consumer Affairs using various resources; either those which CSULB provides, that can be obtained from other libraries or that are freely available on the Internet. 

Getting Started

In order to conduct good searches, you need good search terms.

Most library resources, including OneSearch and databasesprovide vocabulary to assist in conducting effective searches in Consumer Affairs. These are excellent resources to help you refine your search results. Look for filters such as Subject Thesaurus or Subject in OneSearch and the following databases: 

Accessing CSULB Library databases from off campus

To access the CSULB databases off campus, you will use your BEACH ID and password.

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

 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.