Federal Income Tax Research Sources

Databases, government and other websites, judicial court decisions, journals and law journals, for researching federal tax questions.


Conducting tax research requires knowledge of a number of tax law sources (codes, regulations, various administrative materials and rulings, cases, etc.) and their levels of authority and how they fit together. Changes are constant.  There are free government sources and also resources enhanced by commercial vendors.  

This guide introduces the most common tax sources and describes how to find and use these sources through the Newman Library.

Guides and Tutorials

Through the Newman Library's databases Baruch students and faculty have access to:


Subject Guide

Related Law Guides

The following guides, prepared by former Newman librarian Ellen Kaufman, will also help you learn about and locate legal resources available in our Newman Library:

Law, Part 1: Finding U.S. laws, cases and regulations

Law, Part 2: Reference & Topical Research

Law, Part 3: Legislative History