TAX 9863: Federal Tax Research Resources - Prof. Handler, Fall 2020

Resources available through the Newman Library's subscription databases and selected free websites for federal tax research.

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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.

New to tax research?

It might be easiest to start with secondary sources, such as tax treatises available on Thomson Reuters Checkpoint or CCH Intelliconnect, or Bloomberg Tax or journal articles from subscription databases.  These will provide explanations, background information, and also identify primary sources to consult.

Guides and Tutorials

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


About this Research Guide

This guide was developed by librarian and associate professor Rita Ormsby.  She is on leave during Fall 2020 as she will be retiring.

During the pandemic, the Newman Library librarians are working remotely.  They welcome your questions.

If you are wondering about 24/7 chat reference service, the Newman librarians don't work shifts covering the 24 hours in a day. Rather, the librarians work in a consortium in which librarians are available 24 hours a day.  However, they don't have access to Baruch's electronic resources so tax  information and questions are likely to be referred back to Baruch librarians, 

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