Accounting

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ABI/INFORM Collection
Search all three ABI/Inform databases together here or search one at a time below. ABI/INFORM Complete provides current and historic abstracts and many full-text articles from over 2,800 business and management journals, including hundreds of titles from outside the U.S. The database covers finance, management, marketing, operations, accounting, business conditions, sports and business, entertainment, and case studies.
Business Source Premier (Original Interface)
Business topics: management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. SWOT analysis on selected companies.
LexisNexis Academic See help screen below.
Accounting Research Network (part of Social Science Research Network)
Indexes & abstracts research papers in accounting. Contains working / forthcoming papers (not yet available in print). Some are full-text.

Databases to Find Articles

Business Source Premier (Original Interface)
Business topics: management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. SWOT analysis on selected companies.
ABI/INFORM Collection
Search all three ABI/Inform databases together here or search one at a time below. ABI/INFORM Complete provides current and historic abstracts and many full-text articles from over 2,800 business and management journals, including hundreds of titles from outside the U.S. The database covers finance, management, marketing, operations, accounting, business conditions, sports and business, entertainment, and case studies.
Business Insights: Essentials
Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, market research reports, SWOT reports, market share information, company histories, chronologies, journal articles, and interactive charts.  Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
ScienceDirect   This database has many scholarly papers in the field of accounting.
LexisNexis Academic   See Finding Accounting Sources in LexisNexis (below).
Accounting Research Network (part of Social Science Research Network)
Indexes & abstracts research papers in accounting. Contains working / forthcoming papers (not yet available in print). Some are full-text.

Newspapers

Use the following databases to find newspaper articles.

Wall Street Journal (1984 - present)
Full text of The Wall Street Journal from 1984-present. For issues from 1889-1993, see the  Wall Street Journal-ProQuest Historical Newspapers database.
Wall Street Journal (1889-2000)
Includes the full text, full image, and advertising. Search for names, events and concepts. See a summary of the article as well as an image of the article or the entire page of the newspaper. Use the Date option at the bottom of the screen to limit your search to particular dates. 
New York Times (1980-present)
Full-text of The New York Times from 1980 - present. For Historical coverage please use ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2007)
New York Times (1851-2013)
The full-text of the NY Times. Includes all images and advertising.  Search for names, events and concepts and view a summary of an article, a PDF image of the article or the entire page of the newspaper.
Newspaper Source
Provides access to both national and international newspapers, and contains abstracts and indexing from the following papers (cover to cover): the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, and USA Today. Abstracting and indexing for all titles and full text for the Christian Science Monitor begins 1/1/95. Coverage includes everything except obituaries (exclusive of famous people), sports tables, ads/classifieds, stock prices, and weather. Additional data provided by Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News: full text articles from 105 contributor newspapers. Additional data also provided by Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service: full text articles from 40 contributor newspapers. Total coverage includes over 500,000 articles.

Finding Accounting Sources in LexisNexis

LexisNexis Academic Search by Content Type (right side of screen), then look at People, Places and Things (bottom). Choose Accounting.

Dictionaries/Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance - 2nd ed.
Covers five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Draws on practical professional expertise as well as that of noted scholars.  Contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States.

Government Sources/Organizations/Web Sites

Internal Revenue Service - Department of the Treasury
Forms, publications and a wide assortment of information on accounting and taxes.
GuideStar.org
Searchable database of the programs and finances of more than 1.7 million IRS-recognized nonprofits and over 3.3 million people who work in the nonprofit sector.  Source for 990 forms; nonprofits are required to file a 990 revenue statement with the IRS.  Use GuideStar to screen for nonprofits.
Rutgers Accounting Web
Accounting research website that covers: associations, SEC documents, annual reports, dictionaries, encyclopedias and standards. 
Accounting Today for the WebCPA
It aims to provide "online business news for the tax and accounting community, offering breaking news, in-depth features, insightful editorial analysis and a host of Web-related resources and services. Tax section includes Tax Essentials, IRS Watch and Legal Watch. Other sections include news on accounting and government issues, auditing regulations, financial plannning, AICPA news. Also provides access to current issues of Accounting Today.
Business Ethics
A site by Sharon Stoerger MLS, MBA. This is a compilation of websites having to do with ethics and business. Includes case studies, articles, corporate codes of ethics, etc.


Statistics/Data Sources

EDGAR Database (Securities and Exchange Commission)
Official SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) documents such as Form 10-K, 10-Q, Proxy statements, registration statements, and merger and acquisition documents.*Be sure to look at the DEF14A (Proxy) statements and the Management Discussion and Analysis sections of Form 10-k, Form 10-Q for insights into management.
Morningstar.com
Stock and mutual fund research resource. Gives independent analysis and recommendations. Screening capability.
Value Line Investment Survey
Weekly stock reports about approximately 1,700 companies and 98 industries. Each company report contains a timeliness, safety, and technical ranking, current stock performance, beta, historical data for the previous 15 years, financial and stock price forecasts, and an analyst's written commentary.  Online: current quarter only.
SEC Info
Securities Information from the SEC EDGAR database. Search by Name, Industry, Business, SIC Code, Area Code,Topic, CIK, Accession Number, File Number, Date, ZIP. You may have to join but membership is free.

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