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Accounting Background Information

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Books & EBooks

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Print Books

Accounting and finance for the nonfinancial executive: an integrated resource management guide for the 21st century (HF5635 .S552899 2000)

Historical encyclopedia of American Business (Reference HF3021 .H67 2009 and also available online)

Understanding hospital billing and coding (RA971.3 .F47 2011)


Accounting Databases

1. Useful keywords: bookkeeping, double-entry bookkeeping, certified public accountant, debits and credits, balance sheet, general ledger, accounts payable
2. Break down your topic into smaller concepts and identify synonyms
3. Use and to combine keywords, i.e. "accounting and bookkeeping"
4. Use or to expand your results, i.e. "general ledger or balance sheet"
5. Use "quotation marks" to search keywords as a phrase, i.e. "certified public accountant"
6. Use an asteric* to search multiple endings, i.e. account* will search accountant, accounts, accounting, etc.


What is an OER?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either a) in the public domain or b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone wiht free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activies (retain, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute).



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