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Business Research Guide: Accounting

Welcome to the ACT Business LibGuide! Here you will find Business-related information and resources for your class assignments and projects.

Suggested books/e-books

Top ranked e-journals in Accounting

Dictionaries and Glossaries

Library Book Lists

Suggested links to accounting books from the catalog.

Financial Statements

Journal Ranking Lists

A good starting point is to identify which journals are highly recommended or are rated/ranked highly. You can do this using:

Financial Times Top 45 Journals

ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide
(you need to create a free username and password on the site before you can view the guide)

Journal Quality List from

Journal Rankings on accounting in 2017 by SJR- Scimajo Journal and Country Rank. 

Articles on Accounting

Accounting Research Network

Accounting Websites

Financial Disclosures


EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Hoovers Online

Contains company information and financials, SEC filings, IPO information, competitive analysis. Has 'build a list' feature where companies can be filtered by financial, geographic and other criteria.

Financial Disclosures| News, Analysis and Opinion from POLITICO

Financial Disclosures Latest Breaking News, Pictures, Videos, and Special Reports from The Economic Times. Financial Disclosures Blogs, Comments and Archive News on

Investor Relations

When you need a company's annual reports, SEC filings, press releases, or conference calls go to the company's investor relations website.


Quarterly Financial Report for Manufacturing, Mining, and Trade Corporations

Seeking Alpha

Seeking Alpha


CNN Money
Nightly Business Report, PBS

Fox Business

Planet Money, NPR

Marketplace, APM

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