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Research guide to resources on accounting topics



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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.


See also these related guides:

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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

Terms in Accounting

Use these terms in the Advanced Search of OneSearch or SDCCD Books+ to find resources in the SDCC Library. See sample search below.

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

Sample: How to do an Advanced Search in SDCCD Books+ 

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1. Select SDCCD Books +

2. Select Subject from the dropdown menu

3. Type in a term

4. Click the Search button to get results

The Research Process

See these guides for more detailed information on how to do library research:

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