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
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.
BioOne Brings Full-Text Biology Journals to Your Desktop
The IU Northwest Library recently gained access to the BioOne electronic
journal database through an IU Libraries system-wide subscription. BioOne is
an online full-text journal resource devoted to research in the
biological sciences. According to its web site, "most of BioOne's
titles are published by small societies and non commercial publishers,
and, until now, have been available only in printed form."
Articles appearing in this index are available in both HTML and
PDF formats. For most journals, new issues are published on the
web site before the printed copies are produced. Currently the
database includes volumes published from 2000 to the present. Ultimately, BioOne will
contain over 200 bioscience titles. For a list of current titles
featured in this database, go to www.bioone.org and
click the FAQ link located on the left side of the page.
To access BioOne from both IU Northwest campus and off campus
computers through a VPN connection, go to the
Library's Electronic Information Page. Under the Electronic
Resources heading, select the All Databases Listed Alphabetically link.
At the next screen, choose either the BioOne (search) link
to search for full-text articles by keword or the BioOne
(full text) link to search for articles by specific journal
table of contents.
, Library News Web Editor