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ACC 626: Get Started

About This Guide

This course guide was designed primarily for ACC 626, but contains useful information for all Accounting courses requiring research.

Library Links

Key Library website links:

Your Assignment

  • Write a research paper on a selected topic
  • Prepare an annotated bibliography

Are You Off Campus?

Access the Library's electronic resources (Research Databases, E-Journals, E-Books, etc.) from anywhere!

"Get access from anywhere" link.

Basic Searching Techniques

  • Choose an appropriate resource
    • Books
    • Articles
      • Research Databases
      • Specific Journals
    • Primary Sources
  • Break down your topic
    • imagine the title of the ideal book or magazine article
    • identify the key concepts
    • think of synonyms or alternate words for each of the key concepts
  • Use appropriate searching techniques
    • boolean operators (and, or, not)
    • phrase searching
    • truncation/wildcard symbols
    • field searching
    • setting limits
    • refining your search (using subject headings/descriptors and other terminology)

Subject Guide

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Sandra Keys
Dana Porter Library
Information Services & Resources (ISR)