Katherine Pratt, Jennifer Kowal and Daniel Martin have authored this article, The Virtual Tax Library:A Comparison of Five Electronic Tax
Research Platforms, through Loyola Law School. It can be downloaded from the Social Science Research Network site at the link above. The article compares resources available through pay services Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, CCH, BNA, and RIA. The authors discuss these virtual tax libraries and how they represent an improvement over the brick and mortar version, provided the researcher has the proper skill-set to fully utilize the available tools. Appendixes to the article contain side-by-side comparisons.
Now is the time to beef up tax resources, and this article serves as a handy reference for those wishing to replace books with electronic access. Hat tip to Legal Research Plus for the link.