This guide lists sources of information for accounting. It is not inclusive, but is meant to provide a starting place when you are looking for information. For additional information, please talk with a librarian.


Locating Books

Use Minerva, the library's online catalog, to search for books owned by the library. To search Minerva, click on Finding Books and then Go to Minerva. Typical subject headings to search under include: Accounting, Accounting Standards, Cost Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Auditing, Financial Statements, Fund Accounting, and Depreciation . Also, try combining the term Accounting with other terms to narrow your search results. For browsing purposes, the call number range for the majority of accounting books is: HF 5601 – HF 5689.

Locating Journal Articles

Click on Finding Articles. Scroll down and click on Go to Online Resources and Journal Indexes. To find articles in journals, choose an index or resource from the alphabetical list. Or, click on one of the subject areas at the top of the screen to see only the indexes and resources appropriate for that subject. A few of the appropriate resources for accounting topics are listed below. You need to check our List of Journal Subscriptions to see if Sawyer Library owns the journal an article is in. The list may be accessed from the library's Finding Articles page. Printed copies are also available.

Business and Company Resource Center
Use this full-text database to find detailed company and industry news and information. Coverage includes company profiles, investment reports and more. (Off-campus access: last name and library barcode number preceded by HUS)

Business Source Premier
An index to articles from almost 2,500 journals covering management, economics, finance, banking, accounting, international business and more. It includes the full text of many articles. Searches may be limited to only peer reviewed articles. (Off-campus access: last name and library barcode number preceded by HUS)

CCH Tax Research Library
A complete full-text database of federal and state tax information. ( password = ewwi01)

Value Line Research Center
A full-text database that provides on-line access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. (Off-campus access: last name and library barcode number preceded by HUS)

Wall Street Journal
Full-text coverage from 1984 to the present. (Off-campus access: last name and library barcode number preceded by HUS)

A collection of approximately 40 bibliographic and full-text databases. A password and authorization number are required. Searches may be limited to articles found only in journals owned by the Sawyer Library. It includes the following indexes that are most appropriate for accounting.

Disclosure : A full-text database of financial reports on publicly owned companies in the United States .

Worldscope : A full-text database of financial reports on companies worldwide.

Some of the journals owned by Sawyer Library in the accounting area include:


Accounting Horizons

Accounting Technology

Accounting Today


CPA Journal

Internal Auditor

Journal of Accountancy

Practical Tax Strategies

Strategic Finance

Other Resources

Accounting & Tax Index [Ref. Z 7164 C81 A27] – A print index to accounting and tax articles in jounals.

Current Text. Accounting Standards as of ... [Ref. HF 5616 U5 A35]
AICPA professional standards.

Original Pronouncements. Accounting Standards as of ... [Ref. HF 5616 U5 A3646]
Vol.1 contains statements of financial accounting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Vol.2 contains materials issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

FASB & GASB publications
Such as exposure drafts, status reports, technical bulletins, etc.

World Wide Web Sites

Rutgers University Accounting Web [ ]

AICPA Online []

American Accounting Association []