Why is this a hot topic?
For background information, try -
National Debt: Are Higher Taxes Needed to Reduce the Debt? CQ Researcher
Digging deeper, try -
searching our catalog, URSUS for books (including ebooks) and government documents (e.g., committee hearings). Keyword searching on taxation or taxes or "tax reform" will retrieve results. For a different approach, try a Library of Congress Subject Heading Search. A good search to start with is Taxation United States. You will see things like:
For public opinion research, try searching the Roper Center For Public Opinion Research, a database that includes full text poll data from 1935 to the present. Here's a sample search in the category Taxing.
See One Sure Thing: Taxes from the The Association of American University Presses.
For more news articles,
Keyword searching works when searching The New York Times, but you might be overwhelmed by the number of results - taxes are a popular issue. To help increase relevancy, use the Date Range option on the Advanced Search page to focus on a specific time period (e.g., last 3 years). Also, pay attention to the subject headings that accompany each article, and use relevant headings in your search. For example, using the Advanced Search page, a search on Tax Reform limited to Subject Heading and the last 3 months found 35 articles.
For scholarly peer-reviewed articles, you better off searching -
A multi-topic database that covers a wide range of subject areas and contains a high number of scholarly peer-reviewed journals. Like searching The New York Times, use Advanced Search. You can limit to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals and search using subject terms (e.g., tax reform). Since this database includes international publications, you might want to add United States (limited to Geographic Terms) in the Advanced Search box.
Other resources include -
Tax Reform and Tax Expenditures, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Tax Policy Resource Center, U.S. Department of Treasury
Don't forget, you can always Ask a Librarian for more help!
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