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Where is CLICnet?

Summon has replaced CLICnet as our default search tool for books, video, and music recordings. You can use the Summon search box on the library’s main page to search on a topic across multiple formats, or, you can conduct a scoped (format-specific) search by going into Summon via one of the tabs located in the center of the library’s main page.

Here is how to search for a book in Summon using the scoped search:

Locate and click on the tab labeled “Books”















Once the new page opens you can run the scoped search by entering keyword, title, or author















Note, there is a link to CLICnet below the Summon search box so you can still search for resources here too. CLICnet must be retired at the end of next May, so we are hoping to get everyone up to speed with Summon now. If you have any questions regarding CLICnet or Summon please contact Scott Odman at odma3011@stthomas.edu

Business & Economics, News & Events, Political Science

Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Taxman

With April 15th rapidly approaching I was wondering when and how the U.S. Federal Income Tax came into being. Well it turns out that the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the one authorizing the Federal Government to levy taxes, was ratified in 1913. Here’s the text:

Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever sources  derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration” 

Prior to this amendment’s passage the Federal Government had levied taxes (ex. the Lincoln Administration during the Civil War) but it was the 16th that laid the foundation for the tax code we all know and love. If you would like to learn more about this topic just follow this link to the Library of Congress’ History of U.S. Income Tax guide. If you’d like to see what the 1913 Form 1040 looked like just click here.