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Accounting: Home

Introduction

Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting and analysis of financial transactions of an organization (both profit and nonprofit) . An Accountant is a person who performs accounting functions. Accountants must comply with set of rules and regulations, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Accounting enables an organization to analyze its financial performance and determine whether it has made a net profit or loss. 

This research guide presents recommended resources for UDC's Accounting program. 

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UDC belongs to the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).

The nine member libraries share circulating materials with each other and have a common library catalog.

You can use the catalog to look for materials in all of the libraries' collections at one time, or you can limit your search to any one of the libraries.

Related Research Guides

The following UDC Library research guides are related to accounting and may provide additional useful information.

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Help Guides

We have created several Help Guides to help you navigate using library and information resources and tools. These guides are designed to walk you through finding what you need while offering tips, tricks, and other useful information. 

You can see a full list of our subject guides in our Index of Research Guides.

Recommended Databases

 

Federal Reserve Banks publish their economic research publications and data online: 

Recommended Books

Browse the Stacks

If you want to browse the stacks for books related to accounting, you can find titles related to this topic in the call number sections below. If you need assistance finding a topic or a specific title, just ask a reference librarian for help.

HF 5601-5689 - Accounting, Bookkeeping

HJ - Public Finance

Keywords

When you search for articles, books, and other information, you need to use keywords. Below is a list of some keywords or categories of keywords that could be used in the library databases. You can use them on their own, or mix and match them to narrow your results.

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Financial Auditing
  • Local Finance
  • Internal Audit
  • Management Accounting
  • Municipal Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Tax Accounting
  • Taxation