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.
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.
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
This guide was developed by librarian and associate professor Rita Ormsby, who retired in 2020.