Welcome to the DCTC Library's Accounting subject guide. On this page you will find helpful information about the research and writing process, including links to help you evaluate and cite your sources.
The 2nd page has information about the resources in our library and how to find them using our catalog.
The 3rd page is a gateway to the Library's best online resources and web sites for this course, including some tutorials for these resources.
Let's get started!
In the Library
Use our catalog, OneSearch, to find the books and videos on our shelves, plus ebooks and streaming videos.
The best way to begin your search is to enter one or two keywords on your topic. To narrow your results, use the Modify My Results options on the left side of the screen. You can also click on a relevant title and click on one of its subject headings to focus your search on that particular topic.
Please ask a librarian if you need help locating anything you find in our catalog.
If we don't have the book, video, or article you're looking for, you can request it via interlibrary loan (ILL) and it will come to you. It's easy! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you're looking for and we'll do the rest.
Our collection is organized by Library of Congress call numbers. If you like to browse, most books about accounting are shelved in the HF5601-5716 call number range. Ask a librarian if you need help finding anything.
Here are just a few of our books about accounting:
Behind the circulation desk we have our Course Resources collection. This includes books and videos that instructors have asked us to reserve for certain classes. Some of these can be checked out for two hours or overnight but others must be used in the Library. Ask a librarian if you're looking for one of these.
Gale Business: Insights
Gale Business: Insights features detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT, market share, and financial reports; thousands of company histories and industry essays; and case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies. Financial reports include income statements, balance sheets, cash flow, and ratios.
Michael's video tutorial for Business Insights: Global (older version)
Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier features the full text for more than 2,100 journals in all business disciplines. Coverage includes marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics. Additional non-journal content includes company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.
Gale OneFile: Business
There are millions of full-text articles in our EBSCO, Gale, and ProQuest databases. The best way to begin your search is to enter one or two keywords on your topic. Each database is different, but there will be ways to limit and focus your results so that you find the most relevant and useful articles available.
Our EBSCO databases are an excellent place to start your search for magazine and journal articles. One of these databases, Business Source Premier, offers full-text articles from more than 2,100 business and trade publications, covering accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and more.
Please visit the Library or e-mail email@example.com if you have any questions about our online resources or if you'd like help finding articles on your topic.
LinkedIn Learning, formerly known as Lynda.com, offers thousands of self-paced video courses and tutorials.
Logging into LinkedIn Learning is a little different from our other online resources. You'll still need your StarID, but if you're a DCTC student you'll use the username firstname.lastname@example.org, replacing ab1234cd with your actual StarID. DCTC employees should do the same, except with the username email@example.com.
Once you've logged into you LinkedIn Learning account, you can browse or search for courses and tutorials. I recommend clicking on the Browse button at the top of the screen, then selecting from the categories under Finance and Accounting. You'll find many hours of content.
Selected EBSCO ebooks
Here are just a few of the accounting ebooks you'll find in our EBSCO eBook Collection:
Accounting Applications, Systems & Methodologies, 2nd ed.
Salem Press, 2017
Short Introduction to Accounting
Richard Barker, 2011
Auditing: An Overview
Jacob Rymill, 2019
Mastering QuickBooks 2023
Crystalynn Shelton, 2022
Here are the ebooks about accounting you'll find in Wiley Online Library:
Selected web sites
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