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Heinz College: 90-736 Public Finance: Government Information

This guide provide links to library and other resources useful for public finance research.

Other useful research guides

Other government resources

Statistical Resources

Government Documents

CCH OmniTax

Screenshot of the CCH OmniTax interface


The CCH (Commerce Clearing House) OmniTax Library is provided for CMU students, faculty and staff via the IntelliConnect and the new AnswerConnect platforms. This resource provides a portal to a wealth of federal and state (and some international) tax information including case law, codes and statues, tax forms, federal publications and news.


Municipal Bond Information


Bloomberg is a powerful and flexible platform for financial professionals that brings together real-time data on all market, news and research, analytics, and communication tools to make smarter, faster, more informed business decisions. Bloomberg has data on more than 5 million bonds, equities, commodities currencies, and funds. It covers almost every publicly traded company in the world, and has profiles on more than a million people.

For an overview of Bloomberg, see this Bloomberg Research Guide.

Quick guide to Bloomberg bond-related codes:



  • WB<GO> - World bond market - monitor and chart sovereign (gov’t) bond yields, spreads, and historical performance on 1 screen. Broken down geographically. Click on country of interest - more info on curves, benchmarks, etc.



  • F2<GO> - Government Bonds/Treasuries (general)
  • F6<GO> - Municipal Bonds (general)
  • YAS - yield & spread analysis - cool charting/graphing functions
  • DES - description - provides overview of each bond(s)
  • ST<GO> F6<MUNI> - state issued bonds.
  • CT<GO> F6<MUNI> - city issued bonds.



  • TOPBON<GO> - relevant bond news.