CCH Instructions for Finding Documents by Citation
(Using CCH Tax Research Network)
Note: The following instructions are to be used to find a case or ruling when you know the citation. Text and Key word searches may also be performed using CCH, but are not the focus of these instructions.
You must use either a campus computer or log into the Pegasus network if using a home computer.
Other Internet services will not allow you to access CCH Tax Research Network.
Access through UCF computer Labs
The first step is to log onto the PC-LAN by inputting your user-name and password. After doing this and accessing Windows, start the Netscape Navigator web browser.
Access through off-Campus computers
Accessing CCH through home computers is a bit more complicated. Because the user must have a subscription with the service, simply going to the website through a web browser at home (i.e. America On-Line, Netscape, or other provider) will not allow access. To access the website you must connect to the UCF Pegasus server. After connecting to the Pegasus server, you can run your web browser and correctly access the CCH site. This is due to the fact that the site recognizes the TCIP address from the Pegasus system. This allows off campus access.
However you must take certain steps in configuring your computer to enable proper dialing in to the Pegasus system. The instructions for this configuration are detailed and sometimes hard to understand.
The following are the websites that will help in configuring your computer.
Other links are also available for users of systems other than Windows 95.
- Go to the CCH Tax Research Network. Type in the web address : http://tax.cch.com/primesrc/bin/highwire.dll?ult=p&tpl=drilogin.tpl
- Click ENTER
- Click the tab marked FEDERAL
- Scroll down until you reach the listings entitled PRIMARY SOURCES
- To find a case, click the box next to CASES. To find a ruling, click on the box next to RULINGS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS
- Click the button labeled CITATION SEARCH. This is found at the top of the web page.
- Find the correct reporter that matches the cite that you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for a Tax Court Case you will look for the line that uses USTC.
- Fill in the boxes with the appropriate numbers for the case you are looking for.
- Click SEARCH next to the reporter name.
- You should now be able to read the text of the case or ruling that you are searching for.
Last Updated: Monday, August 09, 2010.