Accounting Guide

Reference Tools

When researching a new topic it is often necessary to get an overview, explanations of unfamiliar terms, or brief factual information.

UNB subscribes to a substantial collection of print and electronic reference tools (dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guides, and standards) in the field of Accounting.

To find additional reference materials, check our electronic Reference Materials database.

Key Resources

  • CPA Canada Handbook (CPA Canada Standards and Guidance Collection: formerly CICA handbook)
    This is the electronic version of the CPA Canada Handbook and accesses up-to-date accounting information by searching keywords or phrases. Table of contents: Accounting handbook ; Assurance handbook ; CPA Canada public sector accounting handbook ; Archived highlight summaries ; Archived revision releases ; Canadian Auditing and Assurance Practice Notes ; Public Sector Statements of Recommended Practice ; Management's Discussion and Analysis ; Guidance of the Criteria of Control Board ; Risk Oversight and Governance Collection ; Investigative & Forensic Accounting
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Canadian Professional Engagement Manual (C-PEM)
    The C-PEM is designed to help practitioners perform efficient, cost-effective audit, review and compilation engagements for small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs). The C-PEM is also a key resource for training staff and providing just-in-time guidance. Volume 1 discusses key concepts and Volume 2 provides a comprehensive road map to performing assurance engagements. Guidance on documenting audit requirements is provided through two SME case studies with completed audit forms and memorandums.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Quality Assurance Manual (QAM)
    CICA’s Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) is a comprehensive resource designed to help firms comply with Canadian quality control standards (CSQC 1 and CAS 220) and develop and document their own policy manuals and systems of control. QAM includes sample quality assurance manuals, commentary and guidance on quality control objectives and Word files for customizing the sample manuals and practice aids – letters, forms and worksheets.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Financial reporting in Canada under IFRS (FRICIFRS)
    "Financial Reporting in Canada under IFRS looks at the application of IFRS [International Financial Reporting Standards] from a Canadian perspective. It examines and explains IFRS requirements; illustrating their application using real-world extracts of financial statements from companies that have already adopted IFRS. ... provides an overview of IFRS and discusses how the new requirements differ under the current Canadian reporting system -- helping you to make the transition to IFRS."--Product fact sheet PDF.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • AICPA Online - Audit & Accounting Literature (American Institute of Chartered Public Accountants)
    AICPA Online Professional Library provides UNB access to the Audit & Accounting Literature section which contains the following academic related content:

    • AICPA Professional Standards
      Contains all of the outstanding pronouncements on professional standards issued by the AICPA.
    • AICPA Technical Questions and Answers
      Contains nonauthoritative guidance based on selected practice matters identified by the staff of the AICPA's Technical Hotline and various other bodies within the AICPA.
    • PCAOB Standards and Related Rules
      Supplies auditors of public companies with a current and comprehensive source of PCAOB standards, staff guidance, and more.

    25 simultaneous users.
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    The complete set of International Financial Reporting Standards incorporating International Accounting Standards and Interpretations.
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Handbook of the code of ethics for professional accountants [HIL-REF HF5626 .H36 2010]
  • 2016 Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios [HIL-REF HF5681 .R25 W55 2015]
  • Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods

    Covering a selection of qualitative methodological issues, research strategies and methods, this comprehensive compilation provides an essential guide to the choice and execution of qualitative research approaches in this field. 

  • Wiley encyclopedia of management
    This title is part of the Wiley/Blackwell Reference Online e-book collection available through the Wiley Online Library.
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
    The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics is the key scholarly reference tool for economics. It offers access to over 3,000 articles written by leading figures in the field and is updated on a continual basis.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Dictionary of accounting, A
    "This authoritative dictionary will be invaluable to a range of students and professionals in the world of accounting and finance. There are straightforward definitions of the latest financial jargon and the dictionary includes comprehensive coverage of financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, direct and indirect taxation. corporate finance, and auditing."
    5 simultaneous users.

Additional Resources

  • Dictionary of accounting and auditing : 10,000 + accounting and auditing terms currently used in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia [HIL-REF HF5621 .L96 2005]
  • Dictionary of finance and banking, A
    "This dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of financial matters that will make it an invaluable resource for anyone working in banking or finance. It contains entries on every aspect of the financial world: insurance, stocks and shares, commodities, takeovers and mergers, international trade, and government finance. It provides international coverage of the world's most important financial centres, including New York, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Prepared with the help of a team of experts from Lloyds Bank, this essential reference offers straightforward definitions of the latest financial jargon. The lucid entries and in-depth coverage of personal finance - including investments, pensions, and taxes - also make the dictionary ideal for investors, homeowners, students, and those generally interested in business and finance."
    5 simultaneous users.
  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Management [HIL-REF HD30.15 .B455 2014]

    This updated edition of The Blackwell encyclopedia of management has thirteen subject volumes plus an index.  Each volume charts the major developments that have occurred in: digital technologies; ethics and governance-related issues; innovation; emerging markets; organizational networks; and new avenues of sustainable business growth. 

  • Handbook of International Financial Terms

    Reflecting the development of global financial markets, the Handbook is a reliable guide for practitioners, as well as an invaluable companion for advanced students of finance, accounting, and business.

  • Wiley/Blackwell Reference Online
    Wiley/Blackwell Reference Online "is a vast new online library giving instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the humanities and social sciences. With more than 350 reference volumes to be published in Blackwell Reference Online by the end of 2008, it is the largest academic reference collection available online and includes the critically-acclaimed Blackwell Companions and Handbooks, major reference works such as the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management and the Companion to Syntax, and a whole host of other valuable reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and concise companions."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Accounting Terminology Guide

    Free resource provided by the New York State Society of CPAs.

  • Cabells Scholarly Analytics – Whitelist (Business Set) & Blacklist
    UNB has access to the Whitelist and the Blacklist offered by Cabells International.

    The Whitelist covers more than 11,000 qualified academic journals spanning UNB's 4 accessible business related disciplines (Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management, and Marketing) to help researchers select the best match to publish their manuscripts. Each entry displays contact information, manuscript and submission guidelines, and actionable metrics to help researchers make informed decisions.

    The Blacklist is described as “deceptive” scholarly journals. The Cabells Journal Blacklist offers journal info, evaluation metrics, and submission details for universities Specialists analyze over 60 behavioral indicators to keep the community aware of the growing threats and to help keep academia protected from exploitative operations. The list became available in June 2017 and additional journal titles will be added on an ongoing basis.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

 

Key Databases

When searching for journal articles, our article databases Business Source Ultimate and ABI Inform Complete are usually the best places to begin. 

Below are a few UNB-subscribed databases for research in Accounting. For additional databases, check the Article Databases page of the library website.

Key Resources

  • Business Source Ultimate (formerly Premier version)
    Business Source Ultimate provides full text for more than 7,200 scholarly business journals and other sources. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. BSU provides full text (PDF) for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
    Indexing, abstracts, and full-text of scholarly and trade journal articles in business, management, and trade. Also covers dissertations, SSRN working papers, market reports, industry reports, business cases, local and regional business information, and global and trade news. Includes full text of The Wall Street Journal and digital images of selected key business journals from the first issue to the present. ABI Help Guide
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete (ProQuest)
    Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete is the nation's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic full-text reference and current events database. Available through the ProQuest Web interface, CBCA Complete combines full text and indexed content from all four CBCA database subsets (Business, Current Events, Education, and Reference). Subject coverage is comprehensive and information is available from the broadest range of Canadian sources anywhere.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • D&B Hoovers (formerly Hoover's Online)
    D&B Hoovers provides company information through a global database of over 120 million company records and business analytics (including financials, contacts, news, reports, triggers, and industry information). It's a great place to begin when researching an unfamilar company. Alongside company information D&B Hoovers can help to build a list of companies to match a customized set of criteria.
    10 simultaneous users only
  • Infomart (formerly FPinfomart.ca)
    Infomart provides access to a wide range of Financial Post (FP) electronic products including the Analyser, Dividends, Profiler, and Reports databases. The FP site features historical, investor and industry reports for 500 of Canada's leading publicly-traded companies and supplies corporate information on all Canadian publicly-traded companies. In addition, Infomart allows you to retrieve, manipulate and analyse basic data for over 1400 companies. Also offers a personal name search function and a Directory of Directors.
    4 simultaneous users.
  • Mergent Online
    Mergent Online provides access to financial data for over 25,000 public U.S. and international companies. Results include: company details/history, executives, ownership, key financials, equity pricing, reports, filings, news, competitors, plus a customized Report Builder. Company financial reports for up to 15 years can be downloaded via Excel spreadsheet software. Mergent also offers real-time access to company filings submitted to the SEC (U.S.) and SEDAR (Canada). Additional attributes include a Global Private Company database for over 20 million private companies, reports (industry or equity), economic indicators, and country profiles.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • PitchBook
    PitchBook is a private equity and venture capital database covering a wide range of companies, as well as startups. It can be used for competitor research to help identify companies that offer similar products or services. Researchers can also track entire private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) lifecycles from fund initiation to company exits, private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, and the limited partners, fund managers, advisors, and other key players involved. Researchers can save custom searches and set up email alerts to come daily, weekly, or monthly.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Mergent Intellect
    Mergent Intellect offers subscribed access to detailed business data for over 200 million public and private U.S., Canadian and international companies. Alongside detailed company research, the "Advanced Search" feature of the Intellect interface provides the opportunity to find executive contact information, build contact/mailing lists and much more.

    Use Mergent's Quick Tips and/or Help Guide to discover more about the features that Mergent Intellect provides.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Million Dollar Database (D & B/Mergent)
    Million Dollar Database (MDDI) is a valuable source of global information from Dun & Bradstreet on 34 million private and public companies and their executives. MDDI offers comprehensive coverage on U.S. and Canadian businesses plus business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide.
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • IBISWorld - US/Canadian & Global Industry Reports
    Our IBISWorld database contains a range of comprehensive industry reports in the following regions - United States, Canada and Global. Industry analysis includes key statistics, industry performance, up-to-date forecasts, supply chain information, and competitive landscape. Report ListingsUS Industry Reports: The core collection has 30-40 page reports on more than 700 U.S. industries. The reports are written to the official North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). • US Specialized Industry Reports: NAICS can often be too broad when dealing with small or new industries. IBISWorld is adding new reports every week that follow our standard report format and complement our NAICS collection. • Canada Industry Reports: The Canadian collection has over 400 detailed research reports on a wide variety of Canadian industries with new reports added every month. • Global Industry Reports: 75 Global Industry Reports offer the same clear and up-to-date forecasts as our country-based industry reports, but instead focus on industry performance in key regions like Europe, Asia, the Middle East and more.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • BCC Research Academic Library
    "BCC Research produces comprehensive market research reports to assist with market sizing, forecasting and industry intelligence. They cover topic areas such as biotech, engineering, pharmaceuticals, information technology, energy and resources, nanotechnology and photonics."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Additional Resources

  • Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly (CPI.Q)
    Indexes over 400 Canadian periodicals (English and French) with full-text and reports from 165 periodicals.
    Limited to single-user access.
  • Mergent Archives
    Mergent Archives provides access to a vast, indexed collection of historic corporate and industry-related documents covering over 100 countries and industries. Digitized content includes: Mergent (Moody’s) manuals (1909 -), Ford Equity Research Reports for over 4500 U.S. and Canadian companies, 85 years of annual reports beginning as early as 1925, and access to the entire collection of Mergent’s semi-annual industry reports (2003 -).
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database)
    Passport GMID is an international market research database and analysis tool from Euromonitor. The database contains business intelligence and reports across key industries, companies, markets, and consumers in more than 200 categories for 80 countries. Also available is research on lifestyle, demographic and socio-economic country data that spans 206 countries.
    Passport GMID User Guide PDF
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Statista
    Statista is a multidisciplinary database that aggregates information covering 80,000 topics. Access to data from over 18,000 sources covering 1.5 million statistics. All statistics can be directly downloaded in PNG, PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint formats. Data prepared according to academic citation standards, with a citation tool (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Bluebook) and links to the original source for further research. Statista also covers industry reports, studies, forecasts, dossiers, digital market outlook , aesthetically pleasing infographics, and more.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • First Research - Industry Profiles (Mergent Intellect)
    First Research offers knowledge tools (Industry Profiles and State & Provincial Profiles) that are essential for enhancing presentations and learning about key issues within 1000+ U.S. and Canadian industries. Canadian Industries: Select the International/Global Content tab on the Blue Navigation ribbon.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Financial times (FT.com)
    UNB has purchased a premium online subscription to FT.com which provides our academic community with the current Financial Times newspaper, the latest international business, finance, economic and political news, analysis, data, tools, plus RSS feeds. Users can also view the Financial Times on mobile devices by downloading their apps: http://apps.ft.com
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Econlit
    Produced by the American Economic Association, EconLit is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts more than 700 international economic journals back to 1969. The database contains over one million records and is considered the foremost source for journal articles, books, dissertations. book reviews, and working papers in the field of Economics.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • OECD iLibrary - Books, Papers and Statistics
    OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. OECD Books and Papers covers all OECD’s published (ISBN/ISSN) monographs, journals, statistical annuals and periodicals available online in 17 subject themes. The main texts are accessed as PDFs, whilst related tables are in XLS, PDF or HTML.OECD Statistics provides online access to all OECD’s published data, irrespective of format. It includes the dynamic interactive databases, as well as the statistical annuals and periodicals in PDF format, and their related tables in XLS, PDF and HTML.

    IEA Statistical Databases are not included in this package.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • LegalTrac
    Provides references to articles in major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals, and international (including English-language and French-language Canadian) legal journals. Also includes references to selected law-related articles from business and general interest publications.
    LegalTrac also provides access to over 100 full-text journals covering the aforementioned fields of study.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Canadian Newspapers FULLTEXT (Infomart)
    This database offers fulltext access to a variety of Canadian newspapers, (coverage dates vary by title). New Brunswick newspapers, The Daily Gleaner, The Telegraph Journal, and The Moncton Times Transcript have coverage from 1998-date.

    DURABLE LINKS TO PDFs
    ON-CAMPUS

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    Then copy/paste the proxy prefix to insert at the start of your URL to ensure ready access from any location, and save your link for future use, and/or copy/paste the link into a browser for access:
    https://login.proxy.hil.unb.ca/login?url=
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    OFF-CAMPUS
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    Sample: http://www.fpinfomart.ca.proxy.hil.unb.ca/download/pdf/irvinglibrary_20141007_0827_gdqd_3.pdf

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    4 Simultaneous Users
  • PressReader - Worldwide Newspapers

    Thousands of newspapers, magazines, and other news sources from 100 countries in 60 different languages. News sources are searchable and current with up to a 60-day backfile at most -- access varies per news source.

    July 2019 NOTE: Please visit PressReader directly to select the newspaper or magazine you wish to read. Title level access is not yet available through the catalogue or the eResources search.

    Due to publisher restrictions online access to the Globe & Mail newspaper is only available while on-campus.
    4 simultaneous users.

  • Films on Demand
    Note: UNB Libraries subscribes to the Master Academic Collection and FMG Archival Films & Newsreels Collection. Not all films listed are viewable. Videos are in Flash format. Includes 5,500+ educational titles and over 60,000 video segments licensed for use in Canada, covering a broad range of subjects including business, social sciences, education, health and medicine, humanities, sciences, and guidance, and including archival films and newsreels.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar searches a subset of the Web that Google has classified as "scholarly literature". They do not publish a list of chosen sites, and they do not state how often sites are checked. Some important sources are not covered at all. Thus, Google Scholar alone should not be relied on for comprehensive research.

    By accessing Google Scholar as a UNB Libraries user, you benefit from technology that lets on-campus and off-campus users connect directly to full-text articles in journals to which UNB subscribes. Just click on the blue Title link in the Google result list.

    To still view UNB Libraries' holding on-campus or off-campus through Google Scholar, use the following steps:

    - Follow link above or go to https://scholar.google.com/ to ensure bypassing the proxy login.
    - Click the three lines in the top left corner.
    - Click Settings.
    - Click Library Links.
    - Search for University of New Brunswick, check the box next to the result, and save your settings.

    You can now continue to search and should see the Check for Fulltext @ UNB links next to articles and books we have access to.


    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest PQDT: formerly Digital Dissertations)
    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (formerly Digital Dissertations) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities."
    All PhD dissertations and Master's theses from depositing universities are available from 1997 onwards, unless the document's author has requested a temporary delay.
    It is also possible to search within an interface exclusive to Dissertations & Theses @ University of New Brunswick.

    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Document Delivery

If a journal article is not available at UNB, it can usually be obtained through our document delivery service.  See the document delivery page for the electronic request form.  Article delivery in print or electronic form takes between 2-7 days.

 

Financial Statements (Public)

When researching company financial statements:

  1. For basic company information, check Mergent Intellect and/or D&B Hoovers (links below);
  2. For detailed public company financial statements, use authoritative databases such as Infomart (Canadian public companies) or Mergent Online (U.S. and some global public companies) (links below);
  3. For private equity/venture capital company information (startups, deals and investments), try using PitchBook (link below);
  4. Also check the company website (public companies will often post current financials);
  5. To access journal/magazine articles use Business Source Ultimate or ABI/Inform Complete 
  6. For archived company financial data, try Mergent Archives (link below)

 

Canada


  • Infomart
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to a wide range of Financial Post (FP) electronic products including the Analyzer, Dividends, Profiler, and Reports databases. The FP site features historical, investor, corporate information and industry reports for 500 of Canada's leading publicly-traded companies

  • SEDAR
    (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval) provides access to financial documents filed by Canadian public companies with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Filings are from 1997 to present including annual and quarterly reports, and other documents.

  • D&B Hoovers (formerly Hoover's Online)
    D&B Hoovers provides company information through a global database of over 120 million company records and business analytics (including financials, contacts, news, reports, triggers, and industry information). It's a great place to begin when researching an unfamilar company. Alongside company information D&B Hoovers can help to build a list of companies to match a customized set of criteria.

  • Mergent Intellect
    UNB-subscribed database. Mergent Intellect is powered by D&B/Hoover’s business datasets for over 100 million public and private North American/global companies.

  • PitchBook
    UNB-subscribed database. PitchBook is a private equity and venture capital database covering a wide range of companies, as well as startups. It can be used for competitor research to help identify companies that offer similar products or services. Researchers can also track entire private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) lifecycles from fund initiation to company exits, private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, and the limited partners, fund managers, advisors, and other key players involved. Researchers can save custom searches and set up email alerts to come daily, weekly, or monthly.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Each user is required to create a personal Pitchbook account while on campus using their valid @unb.ca email address.

  • Million Dollar Database (MDDI)
    UNB-subscribed database. Offers users a valuable source of in-depth information on both privately held and public businesses in Canada and the U.S. with business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide.

  • Mergent Archives
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to a vast, indexed collection of historic corporate and industry-related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.

 

United States


  • Mergent Online
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to financial data for over 25,000 public U.S. and international companies. Results include: company details/history, executives, ownership, key financials, equity pricing, reports, filings, news, competitors, plus a customized Report Builder.

    Company financial reports for up to 15 years can be downloaded via Excel spreadsheet software. Mergent also offers access to real-time company filings via the SEC (U.S.) and SEDAR (Canada).

  • EDGAR
    Access the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission's database EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval), which provides U.S. public company filings (10-Ks, 10-Qs, proxies, and other documents) from 1993 to present also includes mutual fund filings beginning February 2006 to present

  • Researching U.S. Public Companies Using EDGAR: A Guide
    http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/edgarguide.htm

  • D&B Hoovers (formerly Hoover's Online)
    D&B Hoovers provides company information through a global database of over 120 million company records and business analytics (including financials, contacts, news, reports, triggers, and industry information). It's a great place to begin when researching an unfamilar company. Alongside company information D&B Hoovers can help to build a list of companies to match a customized set of criteria.

  • Mergent Intellect
    UNB-subscribed database. Mergent Intellect is powered by D&B/Hoover’s business datasets for over 100 million public and private North American/global companies.

  • PitchBook
    UNB-subscribed database. PitchBook is a private equity and venture capital database covering a wide range of companies, as well as startups. It can be used for competitor research to help identify companies that offer similar products or services. Researchers can also track entire private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) lifecycles from fund initiation to company exits, private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, and the limited partners, fund managers, advisors, and other key players involved. Researchers can save custom searches and set up email alerts to come daily, weekly, or monthly.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Each user is required to create a personal Pitchbook account while on campus using their valid @unb.ca email address.

  • Million Dollar Database (MDDI)
    UNB-subscribed database. Offers users a valuable source of in-depth information on both privately held and public businesses in Canada and the U.S. with business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide.

  • Mergent Archives
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to a vast, indexed collection of historic corporate and industry-related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.

 

International


  • Mergent Online
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to financial data for over 25,000 public U.S. and international companies. Company financial reports for up to 15 years can be downloaded via Excel spreadsheet software.

  • D&B Hoovers (formerly Hoover's Online)
    D&B Hoovers provides company information through a global database of over 120 million company records and business analytics (including financials, contacts, news, reports, triggers, and industry information). It's a great place to begin when researching an unfamilar company. Alongside company information D&B Hoovers can help to build a list of companies to match a customized set of criteria.

  • Mergent Intellect
    UNB-subscribed database. Mergent Intellect is powered by D&B/Hoover’s business datasets for over 100 million public and private North American/global companies.

  • PitchBook
    UNB-subscribed database. PitchBook is a private equity and venture capital database covering a wide range of companies, as well as startups. It can be used for competitor research to help identify companies that offer similar products or services. Researchers can also track entire private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) lifecycles from fund initiation to company exits, private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, and the limited partners, fund managers, advisors, and other key players involved. Researchers can save custom searches and set up email alerts to come daily, weekly, or monthly.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Each user is required to create a personal Pitchbook account while on campus using their valid @unb.ca email address.

  • Million Dollar Database (MDDI)
    UNB-subscribed database. Offers users a valuable source of in-depth information on both privately held and public businesses in Canada and the U.S. with business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide.

  • Passport GMID
    UNB-subscribed database. A quality international consumer-based market research database containing business intelligence and reports across key industries, companies, markets, and consumers in more than 200 categories for 80 countries.

  • Mergent Archives
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to a vast, indexed collection of historic corporate and industry-related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.

  • OECD iLibrary
    UNB-subscribed database OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. OECD Books and Papers covers all OECD’s published (ISBN/ISSN) monographs, journals, statistical annuals and periodicals available online in 17 subject themes.

  • IMF Data and Statistics
    The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators.

  • World Bank Data Catalog
    The World Bank's Open Data initiative provides users with access to World Bank data. Searchable by Country, By Topic, by Development Indicators

UNB Subscribed Journals

UNB Subscribed Journals

UNB Libraries subscribe to a wide variety of academic journals, magazines, and newspapers in print and/or electronic format.  When searching for journal articles, the Business Source Ultimate and ABI Inform Complete databases are usually the best places to begin your search.

Below are a few of the subscribed titles in the field of Accounting:

Journals

Trade Publications/Magazines

Journal/eBook Packages

Newspapers

Document Delivery

If a journal article is not available at UNB, it can usually be obtained through our document deliveryservice.  See the document delivery page for the electronic request form.  Article delivery in print or electronic form takes between 2-7 days.

Find Books

UNB WorldCat is our catalogue for searching UNB Libraries' collections.  It is useful when you don't have a particular title in mind and are instead searching by topic or keyword(s) to see what is available.  Note that UNB WorldCat also includes links to selected article records by default.  After an initial search you can limit results to books, if desired.

 

Search UNB WorldCat:     

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Books and other materials appearing in your results and not held by UNB may be requested for loan from another institution.  Please refer to the document delivery page for electronic request forms and more details.

When searching our library catalogues, try using one of the following subject terms:

  • Accounting
  • Amortization
  • Auditing
  • Debits
  • Financial Statements
  • Liabilities (Accounting)
  • Managerial accounting
  • Productivity accounting
  • Sales accounting

Many accounting titles can be found on the shelf in the Call Number range:  HF 5601- 5689

Government Documents

Our Government Documents, Data, and Maps Department website also provides access to a variety of materials. This web site includes a list of Internet sites of federal, provincial and international governments which provide information sources and publications for downloading, to supplement the collection found in UNB WorldCat.

UNB Libraries is a depository library for the federal Depository Services Program (including Statistics Canada publications), the European Union, the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations. Contact the Government Documents Information desk for help.

 

Document Delivery

Books and other materials not available at UNB may be available for loan from another institution through our document delivery service.  See the document delivery page for electronic request forms and more details.  Delivery in print or electronic form usually takes between 2-7 days.

 

Free Websites

Free Websites

While there is a wealth of information freely available on the internet, not all sites are created equal. Careful evaluation is a critical part of doing research on the Internet.  Below are a few recommended sites:

Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
http://cpacanada.ca/

Office of the Auditor-General of Canada
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/admin_e_41.html

Canadian Public Accountability Board
http://www.cpab-ccrc.ca

Canada Revenue Agency
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes.html

Canadian Tax Foundation
http://www.ctf.ca/ctfweb/en/

Department of Finance Canada
http://www.fin.gc.ca/fin-eng.asp

American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
http://www.aicpa.org/Pages/Default.aspx

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board(PCAOB)
http://pcaobus.org/Pages/default.aspx

International Federation of Accountants
http://ifac.org/

IFRS Foundation
http://www.ifrs.org/

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