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A database for full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database.

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Search across many of Gale's Infotrac databases including Academic One File with Gale's Power Search interface.  This multi-subject database is good place to start for news, magazine, trade, and academic journals.

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Business Insights: Essentials (previously known as Business and Company Resource Center) is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

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Academic Search Premier is a multi-subject database providing citations, abstracts, and full-text articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. Topics include business, economics, accounting, and management.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library contains reference books, including Business Plans Handbook, Encyclopedia of Small Business, and Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce.

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Database of full-text articles from newspapers and magazines. Includes a business module with business and industry news, accounting texts, company reports, and SEC filings. Also includes a legal module.

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Database of abstracts and full-text articles from journals published by Elsevier. Includes dozens of economics, business, and accounting journals.

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Database of article abstracts from over 14,000 journals in the sciences and social sciences, including economics, business, and management. Scopus has an exceptionally user-friendly interface and is an excellent database for students and novice researchers.

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Database of abstracts and full text from journals and books published by Wiley. Includes dozens of business and economics titles.

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S&P NetAdvantage gives access to company and industry reports that include ratings, company financials, stock indices, and mutual funds.  Industry reports date back to 1999.  Brooklyn College users also have access to S&P's exclusive finance and investing publications like The Outlook, Security Dealers of North America, and Credit Week. 

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Mergent Online is a suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research. Mergent Online provides data about companies, but is not an article database.

Mergent Online includes: U.S. and International Company Data, U.S. and International Company Archives, U.S. and International Annual Reports, U.S. and International Earnings Estimates, Company FactSheets, Institutional Holdings Data, Insider Trading Data, Expanded Long-Term Debt, Executive Biographies, Industry Reports (North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific), Equity Portraits, and Corporate Bond Portraits.

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The online catalog for the holdings of Brooklyn College and all CUNY libraries. Search for books and other materials by keyword, by title and by author.  Electronic books are listed among all books but can be limited to on a Guided Search: select Record Type "Electronic Resource."

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A collection of resources (free & subscription) for locating full text books online.

Journals

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Produced by the American Accounting Association six times a year, the Accounting Review publishes articles reporting new research or research methodology in accounting.

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Accounting Today is the premier news vehicle for the tax and accounting community with coverage of wide-ranging topics in mergers and acquisitions, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and legislative updates, critical changes in tax laws, growth strategies and rapidly expanding client services, technology and financial planning.

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Produced by the New York State Society of CPAs, The CPA Journal is a major publication recognized in providing insight and analysis on developments in the areas of accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, management, technology, and professional ethics.

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The Journal of Accountancy is the flagship publication of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Journal articles cover topics from accounting, financial reporting, auditing, taxation, to many more of notable interest to the accounting profession.

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Produced in part by New York University’s Institute of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting is published four times a year, covering accounting, economics, finance, and related fields.

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Wiley Online Library hosts a collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, as well as over 9000 books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. Users can search, and can also browse by publication title and subject heading.

Newspapers

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A weekly financial magazine for investors, finance professionals, and the business community that provides analyses and insights on market activities.

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The Financial Times via LexisNexis. The Financial Times is an influential British newspaper devoted to financial topics. See also FT.com.

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The website for the influential British newspaper The Financial Times. Read up to 30 stories for free each month. Free registration required. For full coverage please use our access to Financial Times via LexisNexis

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The Times via LexisNexis. Printing "All the News That's Fit to Print," The New York Times bears the reputation of being the United States' unofficial newspaper of record. Comprehensive coverage of national, foreign, business and local news comes from The Times' extensive foreign news network and bureaus around the United States. LexisNexis carries the final city edition. See also New York Times Online or NYT Historical Edition

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The New York Times Online includes full coverage from 1851-1922 and from 1987 to present. For full coverage please use our access to the NYT via LexisNexis or NYT Historical Edition

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The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance.

Organizations and Associations

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AICPA is the largest national professional organization of certified public accountants. Links to the full text of authoritative audit and attest standards are located under the Professional Resources tab on the Web site’s left bar menu; select Accounting and Auditing and then Authoritative Standards.

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FASB was established in 1973 and is an independent body in the private sector for establishing financial accounting and reporting standards that govern the preparation of financial reports.  Full-text publications available on the Web site under the FASB Pronouncements and EIFT Abstracts link include FASB pronouncements, Statements of Financial Accounting Standards, Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts, FASB Interpretations, FASB Technical Bulletins, and EIFT Abstracts.

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Financial reporting at both the local and national levels of government provide information for making economic, political, and social decisions and also help ensure the government’s accountability to its citizens. Summaries and status information on GASB documents – including GASB Statements, GASB Concepts Statements, and GASB Interpretations – are available under the Users link on the left banner.

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IASB develops and sets global accounting standards known as International Financial Reporting Standards. Final published standards consist of both international Financial Reporting Standards and standards issued by the Board of International Accounting Standards Committee and known as International Accounting Standards.

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The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.
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Licensing and continuing education requirements for accountants are set by 55 individual state boards of accountancy. NASBA serves as a forum for these boards and seeks to improve their effectiveness. Materials on the site include a State Board of Accountancy Listing, an Accountancy Licensing library, and information on state procedures and requirements for taking the CPA exam.

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Established in 1897, NYSSCPA has grown into one of the largest state accounting organizations dedicated to cultivating and protecting the interests of its members with respect to the practice of accountancy. The site provides resources for accounting students, CPAs, and other professionals that promote the Society’s events and activities in tax and accounting.

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PCAOB is a private sector, nonprofit corporation created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to oversee auditors of public companies. The full text of Auditing Standards, Interim Standards, and Rules are available under the red Standards tab located on the banner at the top of the Web site.

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Accountants World is a site "dedicated to helping accountants advance their practices." It provides analysis and resources for auditing, payroll, financial planning, e-business, taxation and other topics. Registration is free.
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Website on scholarships, internships, career news, etc. for accounting majors and other students interested in accounting.

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Provides accounting news, information, tips, tools, and other resources for the accounting community.

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Index of important federal and state government sites related to tax law, tax accounting, and tax court news for tax and accounting professionals.

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Directory of auditing web resources such as group mailing lists, career guides, continuing education, and other information for auditing professionals.

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Blog content discusses diverse issues such as tax rules, financial planning, or selecting a CPA.

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Digital collection of lectures in accounting by notable professors and accounting professionals.

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) developed the Accounting Standards Codification to simplify user access to all authoritative U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) by providing all the authoritative literature related to a particular topic in one place. Requires free registration.
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GuideStar provides information about nonprofit organizations, including their IRS Form 990 filings. Users must register to use the site's free search tool.
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The implications of Sarbanes-Oxley in the world of financial reporting are profound enough to give this blog a useful role in any accounting professional's life.

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The official source of IRS tax products.
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EDGAR, the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, is a database of forms filed with the SEC. Search EDGAR to find 10-K forms and other company filings.
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Free accounting lessons presented in an understandable format that provide an introduction to the principles of financial accounting.

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The Tax Foundation educates taxpayers about tax policy and the size of the tax burden borne by Americans. The Tax Foundation website includes research papers, special reports, speeches, and testimony before Congress, as well as two newsletters, Tax Features and Tax Watch.

Special Libraries- Business

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The branch of the Brooklyn Public Library that is dedicated exclusively to business, finance, and entrepreneurship.
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The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is the nation's largest public information center devoted solely to science and business.