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Accounting: Books & e-Books

A guide for finding resources on Accounting in ACC Libraries and on the Internet.


ACC Library Services has a wide variety of books, electronic books, and audiovisual material on a variety of subjects pertaining to Accounting. This page will provide you with a list of subjects and keywords as well as some useful suggested reading. Need help? Check out our Get Help! page for links to our award-winning tutorials, 24/7 chat with a librarian and more!

In this tutorial you will explore the role books play in research, how to find books, and how to access e-books. This module is designed to take about 10 minutes to complete and includes lots of examples and some interactive practice.


Here are some examples of keywords for accounting:

  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accountant
  • Audit, Auditor
  • Balance Sheet
  • Billing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Budgeting
  • Corporation Tax
  • Cost Accounting
  • CPA
  • Credit 
  • Debit
  • Debt Refinancing
  • Diversification
  • Expenses
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Statements
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Investment
  • Investment Finance
  • Investor Relations
  • IPO
  • Letter of Credit
  • Management Reporting
  • Mergers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Net Income
  • Payroll 
  • Quarterly Reporting
  • Reconciliation
  • Reporting & Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • ROE / ROI / ROA
  • Taxation
  • Tax Return
  • Treasury
  • Variance Analysis
  • Year-End Reporting

Materials in the library for this subject are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification system. These are the primary call numbers for accounting/taxation materials.


HF 5601-5689, HG 1-9999


KF 6200-6800


You can search all of the library's resources in one place from one search box. Books, ebooks, streaming videos, articles, DVDs...they're all searchable from the Library Home Page or the Search Tool. After you get results note that they are displayed on two tabs: [ Books, movies, and music ] [ Journals, magazines, news ]

Search operators can be used within the Basic Search:

  • AND = type more than one word
    accounting budget
    Note: AND is implied; don't type it in.
  • NOT = use minus sign (-)
    accounting career -management
  • Quote (exact phrase) Search = use quote marks around the phrase
    "financial planning"

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