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

Saving Your Research

Doing tax research may involve searching and retrieving documents and articles from a number of databases over a period of time.  Also, researchers may want to save results for future reference lists and actual writing of their papers or memorandum.

  • RefWorks is a database that enables you to import references found in other databases; to create files to store the results, and then enables you to prepare reference lists.  Write-N-Cite is another RefWorks feature.  Tutorials are available.
  • Westlaw Campus, (sign in through the Newman Library list of databases) provides a research trail upon completion of a search session that may be emailed.
  • Many databases, including the Ebsco databases, such as Business Source Complete, enable researchers to sign in to create accounts  for saving search results, following a search, and then sign in, at a later time,  to review the saved items.  Searchers may also set up alerts to run the search again at selected intervals and have the results received either by RSS feeds or by email.
  • Emailing, saving  or downloading results are options available on most databases.