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Getting Started with Reference Resources

Background information can help you prepare for further research by explaining concepts related to your topic, especially if you are researching an unfamiliar topic or discipline. Entries in reference resources tend to be short and can help you get started with research on a new topic, identify trends in a subject area, and define unfamiliar terms or people from your readings. Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and handbooks. 

General Reference Databases

Reference Books


A Dictionary of Accounting
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5621.D53 2016

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HG151 .D54 2005


Accountant's Encyclopedia
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5621 .P7

Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography

Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations
CALL NUMBER: Ref. AS8 .E53 pt.1-3

Encyclopedia of Busine$$ and Finance
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF1001 .E467 2001 vol. 1-2

International Encyclopedia of Business and Management
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF1001 .I53 2002 vol. 1-8

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HD30 .15 .B455 2005 vol. 1-13


Accountants' Handbook of Formulas and Tables
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF 5699 .L56 1988

APB Accounting Principles
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5616 .U5 A55 vol. 1-2

Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5681.R25 T68

Business Ratios and Formulas: A Comprehensive Guide
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5691 .B73 2012

GAAS Guide
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5667 .M514

Guide to Preparing Financial Statements Trends
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5681.B2 G845

RMA Annual Statement Studies
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5681 .B2 R6

United States Master Tax Guide
CALL NUMBER: Ref. KF6369.A1 C6

Wiley GAAP ... Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5616.U5 W55