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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Accounting HF5601-HF5689 Bookkeeping HF5601-HF5689 Banking: Accounting HG1706-HG1708
Banking: Bookkeeping HG1706-HG1708 Banking HG1701-HG1708 Finance HG
Business HF5001-HF6182 Business Mathematics HF5691-HF5716 Business Communication HF5717-HF5734.7

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
Wiley GAAP 2010 : interpretation and application of generally accepted accounting principles REF HF5616.U6 W55
The complete dictionary of accounting and bookkeeping terms explained simply REF HF5636 .F47
The AMA handbook of due diligence REF KF1357 .C753 2010
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Accounting, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Accounting" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Principles of financial accounting HF5635 .P967 2011
Accounting at Your Fingertips HF5635 .M969 2012
Accounting Ethics HF5625.15 .D87 2011
Finance and accounting for nonfinancial managers HF5657.4 .D76 2010

Find More Accounting Find More Auditing Find More Bookkeeping


To search the Library Catalog for books about Accounting, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Accounting" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
Accountants' handbook. Vol. 1, Financial accounting and general topics EBSCO eBook
The essentials of finance and accounting for nonfinancial managers EBSCO eBook
Accounting best practices EBSCO eBook
Accounting for managers EBSCO eBook

Find More Accounting Find More Auditing Find More Bookkeeping


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Accounting or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter " Accounting" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Accounting equation HF5680.A23 A23 2001
The eye-popping world of financial accounting HF5635 .E94 2008
More than numbers HF5657.4 .M67 2005
Accounting. Program 2, Using ledger HF5680.A23 .A236 2005

Find More Accounting Find More Bookkeeping


To search the Library Catalog for books about Accounting, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Accounting" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Strategic Finance Periodicals Collection
Money Periodicals Collection
Fortune Periodicals Collection
Accounting, Accountability & Performance ePeriodicals Collection
Auditing ePeriodicals Collection
Current Issues in Auditing ePeriodicals Collection
Accounting Education ePeriodicals Collection

Find More Accounting Find More Auditing


The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Some of the items listed above are available electronically and can be accessed by following the links provided. Review the "Database Tips" section below for more information about accessing the electronic form of these journals from home.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Business Source Complete Full-text articles from journals and magazines in all areas of business, economic reports, company profiles, business books, case studies, encyclopedias, reports.
Regional Business News Full text from business newspapers, magazines, and newswires throughout the United States.
Wall Street Journal Provides full-text coverage from January 2, 1984 to the present.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access the databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) aicpa.org/Pages/Default.aspx
Institute of Management Accountants imanet.org/ima_home.aspx
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sec.gov
International Federation of Accountants ifac.org
American Accounting Association aaahq.org/index.cfm
The Internal Revenue Service irs.gov
Internet Public LIbrary: Accounting ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&cid=1&tid=6606&parent=6607

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936.273.7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: https://www.lonestar.edu/accounting-dept-montgomery.htm

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Pat Sendelbach, Department Chair and Faculty Adviser Patricia.A.Sendelbach@lonestar.edu 936.271.6134 F350


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