ACCT 359 - Accounting Information Systems

Vocabulary is a key to searching. Use references, textbooks or ask your professor if you don't know the terms to search for. Try to search combinations of terms like: "Knowledge base" and "information systems" and business. Or try new concept terms like "Cloud computing". Remember a word may be written as one word or two: data base or database

Reference resources may help you find terms, different disciplines may have different terms for the same topic. 

Sage eReference
Credo Reference

Blackwell encyclopedia of management: management information systems  Ref HD30.15.B573 2005
Computer and information security handbook  Oversize QA 76.9.A25 C66 2009
Organizational Studies  Ref HD31.S24 2006
United States Statutes at Large   Oversized KF50.U52

Government - Manual Ref JK421.A3   

Public Laws
    Thomas from the Library of Congress - includes Public Laws
includes Federal laws
    Checkpoint (RIA) - Links to tax law

Judicial Brach of Government can overrule or set precedent for laws
    LexisNexis Federal and State Cases
    Federal Courts System - locate a court

Rules & Regulations are created by an agency appointed/created by the federal government to oversee the details for the law
    PCAOB  Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Scholarly journal articles - write down descriptors or subject terms used in the items you find. See also Accounting journals

EBSCO Megafile - search 4 databases including Business Source Premier and Academic Search Premier
Google Scholar - links to scholarly content with citing links
Ingenta - links to some full-text of scholarly content
JSTOR - archive of scholarly journals
ProQuest - psychology, sociology, education, pais links to full-text
Sage eJournals - full-text scholarly articles
ScienceDirect - scholarly/technical articles (ex: science, accounting, management) 
Scirus - set preferences to Concordia, links to some full-text

ProQuest Newspapers has full-text newspapers for the Wall Street Journal

FindIt Citation Linker use to locate a article from a citation or to locate a journal.

What does
citing and cited information mean for a research article?

Citing sources: Business documents may look different than most academic research papers, however citing resources is still required for this course. In business, citing your resources gives added credibility to your document. RefWorks

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