Graduate tax students have full use of Library facilities and services, including the law school computer network. Library staff members are available to assist in student research and to provide instruction in computer-assisted legal research. An online Federal Tax Research Guide is also available.
The Library is accessible 24 hours a day throughout the year to accommodate students. A law school student identification card, also known as a Villanova “Wildcard,” is required for use of the library and its elevator.
Bloomberg Law, Lexis+ and Westlaw
Student accounts for Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westlaw are available to graduate tax students. Information about registering for a student account is provided during the orientation for the Graduate Tax Program. Students who are unable to attend Orientation may contact Robert Hegadorn in the Law School Library to receive the materials necessary for registering a student account. Students who enter the Graduate Tax Program directly after completing their juris doctor (J.D.) degrees will need new Bloomberg, Lexis and Westlaw accounts to use those research systems.
Specialty Tax Databases
- BloombergLaw Tax Practice Center (Requires BloombergLaw Login)– This database provides electronic access to a large collection of BNA’s tax and accounting materials including current awareness reports and newsletters as well as the Tax Management Portfolios.
- IntelliConnect (formerly CCH IntelliConnect) – This database provides electronic access to many of CCH’s tax publications including the material contained in the looseleaf service, the Standard Federal Tax Reporter.
- Checkpoint (formerly RIA Checkpoint) – This database provides electronic access to many of RIA’s tax publications including the material contained in the looseleaf service United States Tax reporter and the Warren, Gorham & Lamont (WG&L) treatises. RIA Checkpoint registration expires at the end of each semester. For continued use students must register through an on-campus computer each semester or contact Robert Hegadorn for assistance.