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Federal Tax Research: About this Guide

Resources available at the John Marshall Law School for tax research.

About this guide

This guide mentions print and online resources used to research federal tax law that are available in the Louis L. Biro Law Library. Print resource locations and call numbers are listed. References to online databases include links to those databases.


Research Texts

For a compreshensive understanding of tax research and the many print and online resources available, it is worthwile to consult a good text such as Gail Richmond’s Federal Tax Research. 


  • Tax Research.Karlin, Barbara H. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003.  KF241.T38 K37 2003  10th floor
  • Federal Tax Research. Larson, Joni, and Dan Sheaffer. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2007.   KF241.T38 L37 2007 10th floor  
  • Federal Tax Research. Raabe, William A, Gerald E Whittenburg, and Debra L Sanders.Mason, OH: Thomson/South-Western, 2006. KF241.T38 R33 2006  10th floor




Accessing JMLS Databases

Users will need to provide their assigned Westlaw or LexisNexis login and password information when selecting links to those databases.

For other databases, such as BNA and RIA checkpoint, links should lead directly to the resources if accessed from on-campus. If used off-campus, users will need to enter their JMLS network Login ID and password to access the databases after selecting the database link.

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Contact a Librarian

Request a Research Appointment

Need more help? Reference librarians are available to meet with JMLS students in one-on-one sessions (or in small groups) to discuss research strategies, recommend relevant resources or review specific topics of legal research. 

Fill out a request form and a librarian will get back to you to set up an appointment.   We ask that you request your appointment at least 2 days in advance, but remember that you can always stop by the reference desk for immediate help with a quick research question.