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Tax Research: Getting Started

Sources of Tax Law

This guide will provide an introduction to tax research using both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources include:

  • Statutory or legislative sources
  • Judicial sources
  • Administration rules and regulations
  • Tax treaties

Secondary sources include:

  • Articles in tax journals
  • Articlles in news sources
  • Legislative histories
  • Explanations and analysis

Need Help?

We're happy to help you at the Cheng Library! You can always access our databases online from home. For help, you can call us at 973 720-2116, visit the reference desk at the Cheng Library or chat with us online! 

For the accounting librarian specifically, email Cara Berg at 

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

Information on citation style from Cornell's Legal Information Institute.  The is adapted from the "Bluebook" or the Uniform System oif Citation. The Bluebook : a uniform system of citation can be found in the Reference Collection, Call number is REF KF245 .B853 2005

  Style guides

Check with your professor about the preferred style manual: