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Barron's Dictionary of Accounting Terms


Company Info

EDGAR Company SearchThe SEC’s EDGAR database provides access to corporate information, allowing you to quickly research a company’s financial information and operations by reviewing registration statements, prospectuses and periodic reports filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. You also can find information about recent corporate events reported on Form 8-K but that a company does not have to disclose to investors. Filings should still be available for now defunct companies.

SEC Litigation Materials

Business Insights Essentials
Business Source Complete
ABI/Inform Complete


Databases Not in Discovery Search: 

ABI/Inform Complete: Includes local and regional business publications with news about local companies, analysis, and information on local markets. Research employment opportunities, compile data on benefits and compensation, learn about corporate strategies, and other topics from a local and regional perspective. Full text journals in business and finance. Research business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape.

Accounting & Tax: Provides current accounting, taxation, and financial management information. National and international in scope, key publications focus on accounting policies and standards, state and national tax legislation, corporate and individual taxation, compensation and pension plans, and corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms.

Nexis Uni: Newspapers (English and non-English language), broadcast transcripts, magazines, journals, U.S. Federal and state case law, codes and regulations, company financial reports, SEC filings, public opinion polls, and reference books. To access company info and SEC filings, click on Company Info in the Guided Search Box, then use the drop down menu and select from All Company Information, Company Profiles, SEC Filings, Analyst Reports or Mergers and Acquisitions.

Business Insights Essentials: Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories,  financials, chronologies and periodicals.

SCOPUS: SCOPUS is an abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources in the fields of Medicine, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. The database also provides information on citation analysis for specific articles, authors, and journal metrics. 

Dissertations & Theses Global: Includes citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present.  Includes selected full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997. 



Wall Street Journal

Financial Times

New York Times


Government Websites: 

Useful IRS sites:

EDGAR: The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Its primary purpose is to increase the efficiency and fairness of the securities market for the benefit of investors, corporations, and the economy by accelerating the receipt, acceptance, dissemination, and analysis of time-sensitive corporate information filed with the agency.

SEC Regulations: This page provides links to releases concerning SEC rulemaking activity, including concept releases, proposed rules, final rules, interpretive releases, and policy statements. It also links to announcements concerning SRO rulemaking, PCAOB rulemaking, instructions for Exchange Act Exemptive Applications, other Commission notices, and public petitions for rulemaking submitted to the SEC.


Accounting and Auditing Standards:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)  The Accounting Standards Team and the Audit and Attest Standards Team sections include Exposure Drafts, Comment Letters to standards organizations, summaries of new technical publications, guidance on emerging issues and other current topics.
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) The site provides facts about the FASB, announcements, and other organizational information as well as access to FASB statements, Exposure Drafts, and current issues considered by the Emerging Issues Task Fore (EITF).
  • Government Auditing Standards  The "Yellow Book" contains standards for audits of government organizations, programs, activities, and functions, and of government assistance received by contractors, nonprofit organizations, and other non-government organizations.


Big Four Accounting/Auditing Firms



Price Waterhouse Coopers

Ernst & Young



CFO Magazine

CGMA Magazine

Journal of Accountancy

CPA Journal

Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting 




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