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A subscription database available through the Texas Tech Law Library Checkpoint offers both primary and secondary sources of information, including the full text of some tax treatises and tax journals.

Using Checkpoint

Checkpoint is a service that focuses on information for tax, finance, and accounting professionals. The information provided falls under editorial content, primary source content, or current news. You can also focus searches to various authorities, such as Federal or State law. It is a comprehensive database that is constantly updated with relevant information.


You can filter your searches by practice area or source from the Checkpoint homepage. There are also various quick links on the left side of the screen for commonly used features on Checkpoint.

 1. This is the "Practice Area" field, which narrows content to a specific area.

2. Here is the Keyword search bar. The search has a "natural language" search feature and a "terms & connectors" search feature.

3. Checkpoint allows for searching using specific code sections.

Checkpoint offers a large selection of materials to assist in the understanding of Tax law. Explanations of notable materials

Notable Materials

Citator: Presents histories of Federal tax cases & rulings citing or cited by other cases & rulings.

Federal Tax Coordinator Analysis: Expert, in-depth analysis of federal income, estate, gift, excise and U.S.-based foreign taxes organized by subject.

Federal Tax Coordinator Client Letters: Sample letters to serve clients and generate revenue.

Federal Tax Handbook: Quick answer guide to tax questions.

United States Tax Reporter - Annotations: Summaries of federal cases and IRS rulings organized by both Code section and legal issue.

United States Tax Reporter - Explanations: Full explanations of the law, regulations and major cases and rulings organized by IRC section.

This a list of the more commonly used primary sources.

Checkpoint provides links to relevant documents within the primary resources. The picture below illustrates this.

The boxes located throughout the code link to additional resources that supplement the code section. Clicking those boxes will open a sidebar with links to relevant sources. Clicking on these will open a new window with the relevant source.

These are the news sources available in Checkpoint. The WG&L are a good source of commentary for developments in Tax law.


How to Access Checkpoint

Checkpoint is an electronic database the Library subscribes to. You can access it by going to the "electronic resources" area on the library's website (located here). This will require your eraider account to access.