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Accounting Firm Sites

The large accounting firms' web sites often include free information (as well as some publications for sale). They tend to be large complicated sites, but there is a search box in top right corner of each site.


Find Journals by Title

Find Journals & Other Periodicals by Title

Search here for journal, magazine or newspaper titles. If you're looking for articles on a topic, use the databases.

Examples: Newsweek, Journal of Educational Psychology.

Web Gateways

  • CPA Links
    AICPA's gateway to accounting-related sites on the Internet.
  • Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
    "The directory is designed to be a starting point for people who are searching for tax and accounting information, products, and services."
  • Accounting Today
    From the publishers of the periodical Accounting Today, "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."
    Free registration required to access most content

See Also:

  • Taxation Research Guide
    Tax law sources and more.
  • Finance research guide
    Info on finding public company financials, SEC filings, stock data, bonds, financial news, etc.
  • Business research guide
    This guide describes other databases and electronic journal subscriptions available via the EMU library. The Conference Board Research Database, Google Scholar, and the Social Sciences Citation Index all can be used to discover research reports and articles on accounting, auditing, and taxation. Also, sources for current general business news and finding online video for business topics.

Article Databases

  • Accounting & Tax
    Subjects: Accounting, Auditing, Finance
    Info type: scholarly articles, professional articles
    Brief Instruction Video: Using ProQuest PowerSearch
  • ABI/INFORM - now Business Scholarly & Trade (ProQuest)
    Key source for business articles.
    Subjects: Business, Communications, Economics, Ed Leadership, Health Admin, Hotel Restaurant Mgmt, Management, Public Admin, Technology
    Info type: scholarly articles, professional articles, magazine articles, news, reports, dissertations
    Brief Instruction Video: Using ProQuest PowerSearch
  • Google Scholar
    Search for scholarly materials
    Access Tips: Use link above to get access to EMU subscriptions with Findtext+ links.
    Search Instruction: Google Scholar Video
  • Factiva
    Large global news database covers all countries
    Access Tips: Up to 6 users at a time. If you don't get in, try again later.
    Use Companies/Markets tab then Companies link for international company info.
    Search Instruction: Top 10 Reasons to Love Factiva
  • American Accounting Association Digital Library
    Browse the tables of content for several accounting journals or do keyword searches for articles.
    The EMU Library does not have a direct subscription to the AAA Digital Library for full text articles, however most--but not all--of these journals are in Library databases up to 2012. Articles 2013 on can be requested via interlibrary loan.
  • IFACnet
    Specialized search engine for web sites of professional accountancy bodies worldwide, such as AICPA, Intl Fed of Accountants (IFAC), Assn of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), Canadian Inst of Chartered Accountants, Inst of Management Accountants, Natl Assn of State Boards of Accountancy, CPA Australia, and other intl accounting bodies. Can be used to find "leading-edge articles, good practice guidance management strategies and tools" etc.
    Not all docs found are free

Accounting & Tax Journals

These links take you to a source with recent issues of the journal. Additional issues may be available via other sources. Use Find Journals by Title (at left) to find alternate sources for a title.

  • Abacus : A Journal of Accounting, Finance, and Business Studies
    Research journal sponsored by the Accounting Foundation at the University of Sydney.
  • Accounting and Business Research
    Offers articles on "accounting, broadly defined and including corporate governance, auditing and taxation."
  • Accounting and Finance
    Research journal sponsored by the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal
    AAAJ "provides a forum for the publication of high quality manuscripts concerning the interaction between accounting/auditing and their socio-economic and political environments."
  • Accounting Educators' Journal
    "The Accounting Educators' Journal (AEJ) is a refereed academic journal intended to promote excellence in accounting education."
  • Accounting Horizons
    This journal of the American Accounting Association "seeks to bridge academic and professional audiences with articles that focus on accounting, broadly defined, and that provide insights pertinent to the accounting profession."
    2013 to present access is abstract only.
  • Accounting Organizations and Society
    "a major international journal concerned with all aspects of the relationship between accounting and human behaviour, organizational structures and processes, and the changing social and political environment of the enterprise."
  • Accounting Review (The)
    Flagship research journal of the American Accounting Association.
    2013 to present access is abstract only.
  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory
    "The purpose of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory is to contribute to improving the practice and theory of auditing. The term “auditing” is to be interpreted broadly and encompasses internal and external auditing as well as other attestation activities"
    2013 to present access is abstract only.
  • Behavioral Research in Accounting
    Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA) is published by the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section of the American Accounting Association.
    2013 to present access is abstract only.
  • British Accounting Review
    The official journal of the British Accounting Association.
  • Critical Perspectives on Accounting
    "aims to provide a forum for the growing number of accounting researchers and practitioners who realize that conventional theory and practice is ill-suited to the challenges of the modern environment, and that accounting practices and corporate behavior are inextricably connected with many allocative, distributive, social, and ecological problems of our era."
  • Decision Sciences
    The Decision Sciences Institute publishes this journal covering "research about decision making within the boundaries of an organization, as well as decisions involving inter-firm coordination."
  • European Accounting Review
    An international scholarly journal of the European Accounting Association
  • Internal Auditing
    WG&L journal. Formerly called Internal Auditing Journal.
  • International Journal of Accounting (The)
    "The aims of The International Journal of Accounting are to advance the academic and professional understanding of accounting theory and practice from an international perspective and viewpoint."
  • International Tax and Public Finance
    "Examines theoretical and empirical aspects of tax policy, including expenditure and financial policies." Policy Watch section discusses current issues.
  • Journal of Accountancy - web site
    AICPA magazine on current accounting trends/news. You can read current issue at the web site.
  • Journal of Accountancy past issues
    For past issues of Journal of Accountancy, see this link to ProQuest database.
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics
    "encourages the application of economic theory to the explanation of accounting phenomena."
  • Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
    "Subjects treated in this journal include the interface of accounting with economics, political science, sociology, or law."
  • Journal of Accounting Literature
    Published once a year by the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida.
  • Journal of Accounting Research
    "The Journal of Accounting Research publishes original research using analytical, empirical, experimental, and field study methods in all areas of accounting research."
  • Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
    JBFA "publishes high quality research papers in accounting and finance."
  • Journal of Taxation
    "Journal of Taxation provides in-depth articles by leading practitioners that examine the problems that tax lawyers and CPAs are likely to face in their own practices."
  • Journal of the American Taxation Association
    "The Journal is dedicated to disseminating a wide variety of tax knowledge and to fulfill this responsibility, the Journal considers research that employs quantitative, analytical, experimental, and descriptive methods to address tax topics"
    2013 to present access is abstract only.
  • Management Accounting Research
    Publishes "original research in the field of management accounting."
  • Management Science
    "Management Science is a scholarly journal that publishes scientific research on the practice of management"--including accounting topics.
  • National Tax Journal
    Published by the National Tax Association, the "focus of the NTJ is economic, theoretical, and empirical analysis of tax and expenditure issues, with an emphasis on policy implications."
  • Research in Accounting Regulation
    Publishes research on accounting regulatory policy.
  • Review of Accounting Studies
    "an outlet for significant academic research in accounting including theoretical, empirical, and experimental work"
  • Tax Law Review
    A faculty-edited law school journal for tax policy scholarship from the New York University School of Law.

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