Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Tax Law Research Resources: Introductory Training

Instructions for Spring 2021 Tax Clinic Students

I am looking forward to coming to the HLS Tax Clinic class on Monday, Feburary 8, 2021, to discuss tax law research!  

Before our class, please do the following:

  • Watch the video linked to below on tax law research resources.  It is just over 12 minutes long.
  • Do the Public Records research exercise below.  It should take you no more than 15 minutes to complete.

We will start out by going over the answers to that exercise.  Then, during the class you will complete two more short research exercises in breakout room groups.  One of the exercises will involve using Westlaw, so please make sure you know your Westlaw credentials.

Questions?  Email me at

Training Video

This brief introductory training video for tax law research resources was prepared for the Tax Law Clinic at Harvard Law School.  Please watch it before our class together on Monday, February 8.

If you are having trouble seeing it at this size, click the YouTube icon to view it on the YouTube website, where it will be larger.

Public Records Research Exercise

Please do the exercise below before class on Monday, February 8.  It should take you no more than 15 minutes to complete.  All of the information you need to answer the questions is available through the law library's public records research guide, which is available at

We will discuss the answers to the questions during the first portion of Monday's class.

Contact Us!

  Ask Us! Submit a question or search our knowledge base.

Chat with us! Chat  with a librarian (HLS only)


 Contact Historical & Special Collections at

 Meet with Us  Schedule an online consult with a Librarian

Hours  Library Hours

Classes View Training Calendar or Request an Insta-Class

 Text Ask a Librarian, 617-702-2728