Estate Planning Research Guide

This guide describes specialized estate planning resources for research in estate planning and estate and gift taxation.


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Finding Books: Catalog Searching Tips

To search materials in the catalog by subject, use our Advanced Search. Select "subject" in the first drop-down box, then enter a subject heading (such as one of the ones suggested on this page) in the corresponding search box.  You can run the search alone or include additional terms in additional search boxes below.  To find books, it may help to first narrow your search to "Law Library Catalog" or "Georgetown Univ. + Local Academic Libraries" using one of the radio buttons at the top of the page.  After running a search, you can sort by "Date-newest first" on the left to put the most recent materials at the top.  You can also narrow your results to books only on the left under "Resource Type."

Subject Headings

The following subject headings may be useful when searching the library catalog for materials on the topic of estate planning:

  • Inheritance and Transfer Tax--United States
  • Gifts--Taxation--United States
  • Estate Planning--United States
  • Wills--United States
  • Decedents' Estates--Taxation--United States
  • Trusts and Trustees--Taxation--United States
  • Executors and Administrators--United States