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On this page, we hope you will find valuable resources for finance research - including company and industry overviews, ratios, financial statements, analyst reports, industry news and business articles.
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This guide is designed as a starting point for doing finance research in the United States. Use the tabs to navigate through the guide.
Accounting & Finance Encyclopedias
A Financial History of Modern U.S. Corporate Scandals from Enron to Reform
Includes an examination of the collapse of the Enron Corporation and other financial scandals that arose in the wake of the market downturn of 2000, examines the SEC's full disclosure system in corporate governance and the role of accountants in that system, chronicles numerous scandals, and covers the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
A Financial History of the United States (2002; e-book)
Vol. I: From Christopher Columbus to the Robber Barons (1492-1900)
Vol. II: From J.P. Morgan to the Institutional Investor (1900-1970)
Vol. III: From the Age of Derivatives into the New Millennium (1970-2001)
Dictionary of Accounting (Oxford Reference)
Provides straightforward definitions of the latest financial jargon along with comprehensive coverage of financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, direct and indirect taxation, corporate finance, and auditing.
Dictionary of Accounting Terms (Credo)
You may be a business student; an accounting major or an MBA candidate. You may be an accountant or you may have to deal with accountants. Whatever the case, Barron's Dictionary of Accounting Terms provides the definitions, examples, and illustrations you need to know about all aspects of financial record keeping.
Dictionary of Finance and Banking (Oxford Reference)
Covers the vocabulary used in banking, money markets, foreign exchanges, public and government finance, and private investment and borrowing, and much more. The coverage in all areas is wide and international.
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
Topics include accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and more.
Handbook of International Financial Terms (Oxford Reference)
This Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference book on the world of finance. Here you can find out the meanings of what can seem a bewildering array of financial terms, such as a Circus, a Firewall, an Amazon Bond, a Clean Float, a Cocktail Swap, a Butterfly, a Streaker, a Straddle, and a Strangle. There are numerous examples to show how particular calculations and instruments are used; details are also given of acronyms, currencies, and major markets.
Oxford Handbook of Banking
Provides an overview and analysis of state-of-the-art research in banking written by leading researchers in the field.
Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics
A reference work on philosophical issues in the practice of economics. It is motivated by the view that there is more to economics than general equilibrium theory, and that the philosophy of economics should reflect the diversity of activities and topics that currently occupy economists.
QFinance: The Ultimate Resource
Includes best practice and thought leadership articles, as well as practical guides and solutions to daily financial challenges, up-to-date country and industry data, summaries of the most popular finance titles, and, biographies of important people in the world of finance.
Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary (CREDO)
Clear, accessible, and cross-referenced explanations of today's most essential financial terms, including vocabulary related to accounting, finance, banks and banking, economics, investing, markets, real estate, and securities.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Management (3rd Ed.)
A comprehensive 13 vol. business encyclopedia covering: Accounting, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Management, Management Information Systems, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation Management, plus an index. Articles arranged alphabetically within subject volumes; they contain good background information on the listed topic plus a bibliography for further reading
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