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ProQuest – Business

  • ABI/INFORM Complete contains thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data.
  • Free to you as an Ashworth Student.
  • Access this resource by entering ProQuest through the Student Library link in your Student Portal

Additional Resources

Digital Commons Network – Accounting

  • The BEPress Digital Commons Network is an open source institutional repository which makes the scholarly output of several universities and institutions freely available
  • The accounting section contains almost 1000 works from 70 institutions
  • A tutorial on using the Digital Commons Network can be found here

Digital Public Library of America

  • Brings together free resources from America’s archives libraries, archives, and museums
  • Striving to contain the full breadth of human expression, this portal currently provide access to over 5,000,000 resources
  • Use the bookshelf tab or the search bar to navigate to the search interface or find resources on a particular topic
  • Not business-specific, but use search features to narrow results down to your chosen topic

Directory of Open-Access Journals

  • “The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact”
  • Thousands of open access journals with full text articles
  • Not accounting-specific

Google Scholar

  • “Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature”
  • Since not all resources on Google Scholar are free, look for items that have a PDF link on the right hand side of the page, which indicate they are available for free immediate viewing
  • Not accounting-specific, but use search features to narrow results down to your chosen topic

Internet Public Library – Accounting

  • “ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment”
  • “Merged collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians’ Internet Index (LII) websites”
  • Provides a variety of online resources including some access to full-text articles

  • Free quizzes, download-ready study guides, question and answer area, and accounting dictionary

Annual Reports Library

  • On this site, there is “information for investors about how to read an annual report, how to find reports online, information for students and educators as well as for those involved in creating annual reports and for those interested in reports by non-profit and charitable organizations.”

Continuing Professional Education Accounting and Tax Institute

  • A non-profit, on-line continuing education service for various accounting degrees fulfillment, such as CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and Financial Planning
  • Included is information on the state board requirements across the United States, as well as a full online course catalog

  • Nationwide database of 450,000 Certified Public Accountants and CPA firms searchable by criteria including name, location and industry focus
  • Taxpayer, small business, and investing information is available for the public and the professional as well as job postings and career information

  • CPA-Resource provides many resources, useful to professional accountants, CPAs or those interested in accounting
  • Articles, blogs, news, audio and video content related to accounting are provided through a free membership, although many materials are also available without a membership

Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

  • The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board promulgates accounting principles for federal government reporting entities
  • Provides access to all publications issued by FASAB including exposure drafts, the volume of original pronouncements, newsletters, minutes and meeting agendas

SmartPros Accounting Students

  • An online resource for accounting students including
    • Daily accounting news updates
    • Guide to tax & accounting resources on the Web
    • An online forum
    • Employment information
    • “Tips, tricks and solutions for accounting students and working world neophytes”


  • “Tools and resources for the electronic accountant.”
  • Features free, full-text articles of Accounting Today, Accounting Technology, and Practical Accountant
  • Also has a newswire, news from Washington, and industry rankings
  • Free registration is required to read the newsletter