Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Resource Update: Tax Time

The countdown to the tax filing deadline has begun!

Here are some helpful links on the subject:

Federal forms and instructions are available from the IRS website. You can also check on the status of your refund or whether you are eligible for a tax rebate later this year as part of the economic stimulus package.

For state information, the Colorado Department of Revenue provides forms and e-filing options. State tax laws and forms from other states will be helpful to non-residents.

If you decide that tax law is a special area of interest, consider participating in the VITA Tax Clinic for Low Income Taxpayers or enrolling in a dual degree or LLM option with the Graduate Tax Program.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Resource Update: Tellmemore from Auralog

In addition to Rosetta Stone, Penrose has recently acquired the language learning software Tellmemore from Auralog.

Languages available:
  • Spanish (Spain and Latin America)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Dutch

To locate these databases from the Penrose website, click on Database & Article Search and select "Language databases" in the Search by Category box.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Resource Update: Rosetta Stone

Penrose Library has recently acquired Rosetta Stone, an online language learning program. Choose from courses in:
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English (UK or US)
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Pashto
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish (Latin American or European)
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese
  • Welsh

Friday, February 1, 2008

Announcement: Database Access Problems

Having problems accessing our databases? Try the solutions at our new database troubleshooting page.

Resource Update: Checkpoint for Tax Research

Tax questions?

Try RIA Checkpoint - a "tax research system that integrates federal tax analysis, explanations, annotations, headnotes and primary sources." Quick Reference guides explaining search features, navigation tips and productivity tools are available at the RefDesk on level 3 and near the office on level 1.

  • Federal Tax Coordinator
  • Federal tax cases
  • IRS rulings & releases
  • Current pending/enacted legislation
  • U.S. Tax Reporter
  • Tax newsletters
  • Today's headlines
  • And much more!
The Training and Support list includes tours, FAQ and customer support. Take it for a spin!

Contact reference librarian Sheila Green for assistance with federal tax questions.