Academic Help: US Tax Law
About the Tax Law Search Form
The Tax Law Search Form is located in the US Legal section of LexisNexis Academic. The Tax Law search form allows you to accomplish such tasks as:
- Search Tax-related magazines and publications
- Search the Internal Revenue Code
- Search Federal & State Tax cases
The "Search For" section allows you to input your own key terms. In these search boxes, you can put words or phrases that convey a particular topic, like "income tax." This is useful when you need to browse several documents on one topic. The Search For section also makes it easy to find documents that include more than one topic. For example you can type "revenue" in one box, then select "AND" from the drop-down box, and type "liabilities" in another box. Use the other choices in the drop-down box like "OR", and "NOT" to narrow your results.
One of the most efficient ways to narrow your results set is by specifying the date. If you're researching a current event, try narrowing the date to the last 6 months. If you're researching a past event, use the "Is Between..." option to set the dates yourself. Choosing a time period to search through will change your results drastically. You will be much more likely to find relevant results.
On the Tax Law search form, simply click the check boxes of those sources you'd like to search.
Your other option is to use the "Edit in Power Search" link to navigate to the Power Search form. From there, you can add Boolean operators to your search.
Also, use the "Browse Sources" or "Find Sources" links to navigate to the Source Directory. From there, you can choose multiple specific sources to search within. For more instructions on the Source Directory, click here.