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Accounting Research Guide

Accounting Research Guide

Welcome to the Accounting Research Guide. This guide is to assist students who are taking courses in the Dunklau School of Business, and can also assist students, faculty, and staff doing research in this area.

This Research Guide will provide information on the most relevant databases to search from, online periodicals we may subscribe to, and websites and open access options for this subject.

If you have questions or would like assistance with your research, please contact the Head Librarian at


Academic Search Complete

Coverage of most academic areas including business, social sciences, general academic, and general sciences.

Business Source Elite

This database features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines. In addition, it includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.

Directory of Open Access Journals

A large database of open access peer-reviewed  journals and articles.

MarketResearch Academic

The Freedonia Focus Reports cover 15 industries with international content. Topics run the gamut from raw materials to finished manufactured products and various consumer goods and services.

MasterFILE Complete

Thousands of full-text magazines, journals, and reference works; more than one million images. Includes Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

Nexis Uni

Formerly LexisNexis, Nexis Uni provides access to more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including decisions of the Federal courts and the appellate courts of all 50 states. 

Regional Business News

Database that includes publications on business news inboth urban and rural areas of the United States.

Small Business Reference Center

A source for small business owners. The database includes topics on business strategies, business plans, reports, videos, books, etc.


Directory of Open Access Books

A large collection of open access eBooks.

eBook Academic Collection

Collection of text from a wide range of academic disciplines.

eBook Collection

Collection of eBooks with a wide range of subjects.

MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection

eBook collection of general subjects such as history, cooking, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, and much more.

Financial Statements and Ratios

Annual Reports

Search annual reports from global companies.

Industry Information

Bureau of Economic Analysis – U.S. Department of Commerce

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: quarterly gross domestic product (gdp) by industry, input-output accounts.

North American Industry Classification System

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

Ready Ratios

Financial Analysis and Industry Benchmarking.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: demographics, industries, occupations, geography, and business costs.


The premier source of free U.S. Trade and Tariff data.

International Business and Statistics

Country Risk Reports

Risk ratings compiled by the A.M. Best Company.


The European Union’s primary portal for statistical information and reports.

International Trade Administration – U.S. Department of Commerce

Developed by international trade experts and economists, provides trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets

OECD Economic Outlook

OECD’s estimates for international economic performance.

The World Bank

The World Bank’s primary portal to information and statistics.

U.S. Bilateral Relations Factsheets

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.



Guidestar is the go-to resource for nonprofit research. The free version provides access to a nonprofit’s IRS Form 990 filings which can be great sources of information on a nonprofit and include revenue info as well as money spent on top outside consultants and top highest-paid executives.

Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

BRQ Business Research Quarterly

This peer reviewed open access journal that focuses on management topics.

Nebraska Economist

Quarterly publication providing economic information and insights on the state economy.


Off-Campus Link

Research diverse perspectives, topics, and trends that align with curricular areas such as Political Science, English, Sociology, Humanities, Business, International Studies, and more. Features reliable, credible information from a wide variety of international, national, and local news sources, including the Omaha World-Herald.

New York Times

Create a login for free and read articles from the New York Times.

Ten Magazine

Quarterly publication that highlights the Kansas City Fed’s research and practices through the experiences of everyday people from the region.

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