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Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics.  These weekly snapshots will give you basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources.

This Week’s Featured Database: Checkpoint, formerly RIA Checkpoint, from Thomson Reuters.

Link:www.lib.purdue.edu/libraries/mgmt, under Collections, click on the List of Business Databases.

Description/focus: Checkpoint is the database for tax research.

Start with this hint: The link from Parrish to Checkpoint lands at the basic search page where tax and accounting professionals can search rulings, IRS publications, SEC filings, or accounting standards and regulations.  These can be searched by keyword, code, case, or by clicking on the Thesaurus/Query Tool to bring up specific search templates.  Non-professionals will find documents and forms by clicking the link to Form/Line Finder under Go To, and publications of interest in the News tab. See here for a short video tutorial on the basics of searching Checkpoint. 

Why you should know this database: Tax and accounting professionals can use   Checkpoint to research supporting cases.  The Tools tab has calculators for working out payments for autos, mortgages, credit cards, and other business and personal financial concerns.

How this database can be integrated into the curriculum: Students studying tax and accounting can find cases to support answers to tax questions and can use the handy Citator button to find related cases. The Home tab has links to Training and Support

Cost: Paid annually by the Libraries.


Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. Our intent is to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know.  If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu.  Database of the Week is archived  at http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/MGMT/.  For more Purdue Libraries news, follow us on Twitter (@PurdueLibraries).

 If you would like us to promote your favorite database, send an email to mdugan@purdue.edu.