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The largest professional association of CPAs in North America. The AICPA site provides access to industry news, educational programs, legal developments, and full-text online versions of the Journal of Accountancy.

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Introduction

Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting and analysis of financial transactions of an organization (both profit and nonprofit) . The person perform who performs accounting functions is an accountant. Accountants are required to follow a set of rules and regulations, such as the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Accounting enables an organization to analyze the financial performance of an organizations and determine information such as net profit or loss.

This guide provides access to resources that are relevant to topics in accounting.

You can navigate this guide and use the tabs to find a variety of helpful resources. 

Recommended Databases

This is a just a small list of all the databases available from the library for your accounting research and assignments.

  • ABI Inform
    ABI/INFORM is a business research database with full-text articles from business journals and newspapers.
  • Academic Search Premier
    An excellent basic collection for undergraduate research needs. Find journals and books in social sciences, humanities, science, medicine, technology and more.
  • Accounting and Tax Database
    This database provides centralized access to top journals, reference reports, proceedings, dissertations and more, including over 2,300 publications with hundreds in full-text.
  • Business Source Elite
    Full text of business, management and economics journal literature, plus rich non-journal materials such as financial reports, etc. From 1985 to present.
  • JSTOR
    Digitized back issues of scholarly journals with a rolling date of five years ago. Covers a wide variety of disciplines. Includes JSTOR Arts and Sciences I, II, III, IV, V, VII, X.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    News, business, government and law; business journals; broadcast transcripts; case law; law reviews; company information, etc.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 4,070 titles—nearly 2,800 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
 

Recommended Books

Accounting Control Best Practices - Bragg, Steven M.
Call Number: HF5636.B83 2009
ISBN: 9780470405420

Accounting Reference Desktop - Steven M. Bragg
Call Number: HF5657.4 .B7195 2002
ISBN: 0471391832
Publication Date: 2002-04-26


The Ultimate Accountants' Reference - Steven M. Bragg
Call Number: Electronic Resource
ISBN: 0471678139
Publication Date: 2004-10-11

Recommended Websites

  • AccountantsWorld
    Provides access to the current issue of Abacus: The Accountant-Centric Magazine, headline news, recent stories and articles relevant to accounting, research and resources (links to other sites) and helpful tools (calculations, forms, etc.)
  • Accounting Terminology Guide
    A glossary of accounting terms prepared by the New York State Society of CPAs.
  • American Accounting Association
    Promotes worldwide excellence in accounting education. A voluntary organization focused on education education and research.
  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    The largest professional association of CPAs in North America. The AICPA site provides access to industry news, educational programs, legal developments, and full-text online versions of the Journal of Accountancy.

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