Finding journal articles by topic

Finding Information for Accountancy and Finance
Books Books for Accountancy and Finance are held at a number of different classmarks and are located mostly on the second floor of the University Library. You are advised to use the library catalogue to find the location of an item. This will save you a lot of time and also show you if the item is available or out on loan. As an indicative guide, the most popular Dewey Decimal classmark numbers are: 330 Financial economics 336 Public Finance 332.6 Financial markets 332.642 Stock exchange 336.2 Tax assessment 346.066 Corporate law 657 Accountancy 658.15 Financial Management Journals Some print journals are shelved on the top floor in alphabetical order of the title. They are for reference only and can be searched by performing a ‘Journal Title Keyword’ search on the library catalogue. The majority of titles are available in electronic format on the university’s subscription databases. To search for a particular title, check the Electronic Journals A-Z, via Find it at Lincoln > more Resources.

To find journal articles relating to a particular topic, use an appropriate bibliographic database which will allow you to search hundreds of journals simultaneously. The articles will be available either in abstract format only (summary) or, in full-text. Databases A list of databases can be found via Find it at Lincoln > Databases…. The databases most useful for Accountancy and Finance journal articles are: ABI-Inform, EBSCO (Academic Search Complete and Business Source Complete), Emerald Management ejournals, and Emerald Management Xtra. These databases contain predominantly full-text articles on a range of accountancy and finance related topics. If the full text is not available, check the library catalogue for a printed copy or the Electronic Journals A-Z to see if it is available on another journal database. IngentaConnect and SwetsWise are also useful, providing full-text articles to those journal titles we subscribe to in printed format. Science Direct is also worth investigating as it has plenty of scholarly articles. Financial and Company Information FAME (Financial Analysis Made Easy) contains financial accounts of over 550000 public and private companies in the UK and Ireland, from information received from Companies House. MarketLine Business Information Centre provides a concise overview

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of over 10,000 company profiles, 2,500 industry profiles in over 100 countries. Stock Price Information Factiva is a recommended source of information for up-to-date company, financial and business news. Factiva has a five year archive of share prices, interactive graphs, and contextualising news stories. Websites like Google Finance and Yahoo Finance are also very useful. Newspapers The latest printed copies of The Times, Guardian, Independent and Financial Times are available on the ground floor of the Library. Newspapers are also available in full-text within the Lexis Library and Factiva databases. As well as national newspapers, titles include many local papers, e.g. The Lincolnshire Echo, and Factiva includes a wide range of international publications. During term time you are able to buy the Financial Times at 50p from the Students’ Union Shop on the ground floor of the Main Building. Reference Material Useful titles are: 332.103 ros Dictionary of Banking & Financial Services 331.103 new The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance 336.2 tol Tolleys Yellow Tax Handbook 332.6322 wat The Waterlow Stock Exchange Yearbook

Ebooks For ebooks choose Dawsonera and MyiLibrary from the Databases section of (under more resources from Find it at Lincoln). Help For help in using the above resources please email your Academic Subject Librarian at

Advice can also be sought from the drop-in sessions every Wednesday from 9.30-11.30 on the ground floor of the Business School building. The Academic Subject Librarians for the Business School deliver 1-1 Learning Development sessions should you need advice on referencing, finding information and/ or essay writing. Daren Mansfield occupies a slot on Mondays from 10-11am, and Martin has a slot on Thursdays from 1-2pm. Blog The Business Librarian Blog is useful for tips and advice from videos, news and information from There is an archive on the righthand side of the screen where you can find older entries.

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