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Research guide for accounting and finance.


Hello! Welcome to the Accounting & Finance research guide at Muntz Library.

This guide is designed to inform you about resources for your studies in all aspects of accounting and finance.

Please be aware that some links in this guide will link out to other UT Tyler guides, databases, and other Internet sources in new browser tabs.

Library Hours

Fall & Spring
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Fr   7:30am - 5pm
Sa   9:00am - 6pm
Su   1:00pm - 2:00am
Mo - Th   7:30am - 10:00pm
Fr   7:30am - 5:00 pm
Sa   9:00am - 6:00pm
Su   1:00pm - 10:00pm
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Quick Guide Rundown

Here is some of what you'll find in this guide:

Databases - How to search for articles, Access to databases, List of best journals 

Books - How to search for books, How to use ebooks

Web Resources - Lists of websites, How to evaluate websites 

Additional Resources - Information about CPA Exam and GAAP, Citation guide, How to use interlibrary loan

For Faculty - Library services for faculty

What are accounting and finance?

The disciplines of accounting and finance are related to each other, but also very different.

Accounting deals mainly with the rules, procedures, and processes of financial accountability. The Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is a benchmark publication that outlines the standards and practices of creating, maintaining, and auditing financial records. Accountants regularly engage in report reconciliation, itemization, invoicing, tax preparation, payment processing, and other financial matters necessary for business operations.

Finance deals mainly with understanding, analyzing, and managing cash flows, credit markets, investments, and other financial assets. People who study finance examine the monetary resources and profitability of a business with a keen eye towards future financial returns and forecasting. People in finance frequently engage with banks, creditors, shareholders, government agencies, donors, and others who have a financial relationship with a business.

You can read some job descriptions that are available to people in accounting and finance by clicking the links below. These are from the Occupational Outlook Handbook provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Need an appointment?

If you'd like to set up an appointment with me to talk about your assignments, send me an e-mail. Let me know what the assignment is about, what research you've done thus far, and any other related information.

I will be glad to help you with using the databases, looking for books, brainstorming ideas, citing sources, and related tasks. However, I can't help you write your paper, do your statistics, or complete any of your homework assignments.

For writing help, you can contact the Writing Center. For statistics tutoring, you can contact the Department of Mathematics.

Remember, any of the Reference staff at our library can assist you with the basics of research help, but if you need assistance with psychology specifically, please feel free to let me know!