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The Accounting program at San Diego City College includes the study of basic, financial, and managerial accounting, as well as tax preparation, recordkeeping, and payroll. This guide will help you get started finding information in these areas, including books, articles, web sites, and media materials.

Key Terms in Accounting

Use these terms in SDCCD Books+ Advanced Search to find resources in the SDCC Library. See example search below.

Accounting  Auditing Bookkeeping
Cash Management Corporate Finance Financial Planning
Financial Statements Managerial Accounting Payroll
Recordkeeping Small Business Finance Tax Preparation

How to do an Advanced Search in SDCCD Books+ with Key Terms: 

Advanced Search Screenshot


1. Select SDCCD Books +

2. Select Subject from the dropdown menu

3. Type in the key term

4. Click the Search button to get results

Start Research Here!

Search Tips:

*OneSearch doesn't show you everything! Some databases, like those from EBSCO, are not included so you will need to search them separately.

  • To find Books, e-books and reference materials --> Use SDCCD Books+, A-Z Databases, or OneSearch
  • To find Textbooks for your class--> Use Course Reserves
  • To find Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers --> Use A-Z Databases, EBSCO Articles, or OneSearch
  • To find Periodicals by title --> Use Journal Finder or OneSearch
  • To find Videos and media --> Use Videos link, A-Z Databases (choose Films on Demand, Swank, or Kanopy), or OneSearch

Books for Accounting

San Diego City College Library has over 4500 books in its Reference Collection on the second floor and 60,000 books in its Circulating Collection, located on the third floor. We also have over 28,000 electronic books. Use SDCCD Books+ to find books in both our print and electronic collections. Here are some examples from our collection; click the links below to check on their availability.

Databases for Accounting

Internet Resources for Accounting

The web sites listed here were selected on the basis of their possible relevancy to the programs taught at City College.

San Diego City College LRC is not liable for the currency or accuracy of the information contained in third-party web sites, as they are outside the control of the LRC.

Magazines for Accounting

Our Periodicals and Newspapers section, located in the Library near the Circulation Desk and the Print Station, has a wide selection of print magazines to browse for ideas and trends related to your area of study. Here are a few titles with their corresponding web sites:

Black Enterprise  
Bloomberg Businessweek
Consumer Reports
Hispanic Business
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
San Diego Business Journal
Wall Street Journal

OER Guide for SDCC

Open Educational Resources (OER) are free digital learning materials that may be reused and/or customized. They often use Creative Commons licensing, so you can tell upfront what permissions are available for copying and sharing. Examples of OER may include textbooks, lesson plans, learning modules, lecture notes and slides, syllabi, assignments, podcasts, images, videos, and training materials.

Details on OER are too extensive for just one page in this guide, so please go to this the separate, detailed guide created for SDCC: Open Educational Resources

Link to OER guide at City

Videos for Accounting

Videos on DVD are kept at the Circulation Center desk; find the call number for the item first, then ask the desk staff to obtain the video for you. For more videos, look in SDCCD Books+ or OneSearch.


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