Accounting - Recommended Sources

Listed below are some specialist e-resources that are bought by the University that you may wish to explore.

Specialist e-resources

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

Contains electronic versions of the Dictionary of Accounting (2007), Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (2006) and Dictionary of Financial Engineering (2000).

• Datastream  (in Library only) 

For masters or dissertation students, this is a very powerful database with financial and economic data from around the world.
It is available through AppsAnywhere (on campus).
Use is limited to two simultaneous connections at any one time. Try again after 15 minutes if unsuccessful at first.

• Linkedin Learning ( not in Discovery 

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LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda .com) is a great online learning and training resource, available free to all students and staff. A University account gives al students and staff access to a library of course on business, creative and technical skills.

There are over 14,000 courses available covering Business, Creative and Technology subjects. Some of the courses will relate directly to your degree course, others offering general skills such as Microsoft Office, SPSS, while others offer business skills for increased employability.

All the courses are available over the web or through the mobile apps and can be studied at your own pace.

Market Intelligence, part of S&P services and previously known as SNL (Savings and Loans), is a global financial database providing news, financial data, and analytics of banks and insurance companies. Bought by the Business School to replace Bankscope, it is available on campus only. First time users need to register using a University email address. 

Over 240 unlimited access in-depth guides to current and classic research across a range of subject areas. If you can't access something via this site, put the book title into the Portsmouth catalogue instead as we have previously bought some titles via Ebook Central.

TItles for 2018 include: The Routledge Companion to European Business, The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Security in Business, The Routledge Companion to Fair Value in Accounting, The Routledge Companion to Management Buyouts, The Routledge Companion to Co-opetition Strategies, The Routledge Companion to Accounting in China, The Routledge Companion to the History of Retailing, The Routledge Companion to Reward Management, The Routledge Companion to Critical Marketing, The Routledge Handbook of Festivals

Printed Resources

You might also want to check the Library Catalogue for some of our printed subscriptions in this area:

  • Tiley & Collison UK Tax Guide
  • Tolley's Orange Tax Handbook
  • Tolley's Yellow Tax Handbook
  • Tottel's Tax Tables
  • UK Balance of Payments - Pink Book
  • Accounting Standards - ICAEW
  • Applying GAAP - ICAEW
  • Auditing and Reporting - ICAEW
  • Implementing GAAS - ICAEW
  • Accountancy Daily
  • Accounting and Business (previously Certified Accountant)
  • Accounting Horizons
  • Investors Chronicle Newspaper

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