Favorite Web Sites: Federal and State
Income Tax Information
The web sites featured this month have been critically evaluated
and selected by the IU Northwest librarians as well as a group of academic
and public librarians across the United States who compile a yearly Best
Free Reference Web Sites List for the American
Library Association. Here is a list of selection
criteria initially created by the MARS Best Free Websites Task
Force to choose these sites. The Library hopes our readers will find
these web sites useful for locating reliable, accurate and authoritative
information on the Internet.
While your local library and post office may very
well have all the forms and instructions you'll need to complete your taxes,
it is also very convenient to have the federal forms and information available
on the web. The IRS site contains a nice selection of formats available
to aid viewing and printing of forms. Multiple files can be selected on
the site which means that you can begin downloading all the files in unison
instead of one-by-one. Making the site even more convenient, links are
provided to state tax forms and to federal forms for previous years. To
reach the Forms and Publications Home Page from the IRS' newly designed
web site, click on the Site Map link and under the Resources section
located in the left frame, choose the Forms and Publications link.
(Revised summary used with permission of the MARS Best Free Websites
This well designed site features easy access to Illinois
state tax forms for individuals and businesses in PDF (i.e. Adobe Acrobat(r))
format. Some tax forms can be filled in online and then printed out. The web
page also offers electronic filing as well as resources, publications and online
help for various tax questions.
This very navigable web resource provides clickable links
to Indiana state tax forms, online assistance, electronic services, taxpayer
resources and publications along with tax filing deadlines. The tax form section
includes tax forms that can be viewed and printed in PDF format using Adobe Acrobat(r)
Reader. Some of these forms can be filled in on the browser and then printed.
This page also links to Indiana prior year forms, federal tax forms and other
states' tax forms.
Calumet Regional Archives' Photo Exhibit Highlights Black History Month
IU Northwest's Calumet Regional Archives and the Community Education
Cooperative have partnered to produce a photograph exhibit as part of the IU
Library's commemoration of Black History Month. Over 50 photographs from the
Archives' collections offer a visual record of the African-American experience
in Gary during the 20th century.
The exhibit will run through February 28 and will be located on the first
floor in the library's That Little Café. For further information, please
at the Calumet Regional Archives (219-980-6628).
IU Libraries' Digital Library Program Sponsors a New Online 19th Century
American Fiction Collection
The Digital Library Program recently unveiled a new online
collection of American fiction published between 1851-1875 called the Wright
Fiction Collection. It is named after Lyle Wright, the librarian at the Huntington
Library who compiled the bibliography on which the collection is based. The
online collection is available at www.letrs.indiana.edu/web/w/wright2/ and
contains over 1,700 novels and other works of fiction published between 1851-1875
with plans to complete the project by adding almost 1,300 more by December
2002. The Digital Library Program hosts the web site which is a joint venture
of many CIC libraries.
, Library News Web Editor