Accounting Research Guide

Access to resources useful for accounting students and accountants.

Description: ACCT 5317 Research Guide

Your assignment requires you to find authoritative research concerning an accounting topic. A basic Google search is not the best method to find the appropriate sources. This research guide will direct you toward better search methods to ensure success.  For additional information, Ask a Business Librarian.

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Sample APA Citations

These citations are based on APA 7th edition but have been modified to meet the requirements of SMU Cox School of Business instructors. Check with your professor regarding the appropriate citation style for your course.

The following is an example of references on a reference page for the type of articles you will be using for this assignment. Examples of in-text references can be found in the Citation Help Research Guide.


FTSE Russell. (2020). Inc. [Company financials]. Retrieved from Mergent Online database

Hughes, J. & Ertel, D. (2020, July/August). What is your negotiation strategy? Harvard Business Review, 98(4), 66‐75. Retrieved from Business Source Complete database

Southwest Airlines Co. (2020, July 27). Form 10‐Q. Retrieved from

Tarullo, D. (2019, Winter). Financial regulation: Still unsettled a decade after the crisis. The Journal of Economic Perspectives. Retrieved from JSTOR database

Waters, R. (2017, July 10). Google seeks to make artificial intelligence more people‐friendly. Retrieved from ABI/Inform database

Using Library Search to Find Business Articles

Learn how to find articles in Library Search with this tutorial

Moving Beyond Google for Business Research

This one-hour, hands on workshop focuses on effective and efficient use of the resources you will need to successfully complete your research.

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