Legal research


This is a selection of relevant databases for Taxation students. For a more comprehensive list, please see the Databases A-Z list which you can filter by subject.

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias

Finding newspaper articles

News reports are the most up-to-date source of information on companies, commodities and industries in specific countries. To find newspaper articles you can search a newspaper database or a newspaper website. Please see the Library’s guide on how to find newspapers and other media sources.



When using statistics it is very important that you refer to reliable and credible sources. Some sources have been listed here. For more information about finding statistics please see the Library’s guide on how to find statistics.

  • ATO research and statistics
    Find ATO taxation statistics.

  • Doing Business: Benchmarking business regulations
    Use this World Bank database to ascertain the ease of doing business in a country, based on OECD rankings of business-related regulations.

  • IMF elibrary
    The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. Includes access to the IMF Data search interface. For statistics choose Series > IMF Statistics.

  • OECDiLibrary
    OECDiLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It includes books, papers and statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.