AF311: Intermediate Accounting-2

Luca Pacioli, the father of double-entry accounting

AF 311 Syllabus

Researching Your Assignment in Intermediate Accounting-2

Journal Articles

Healey Library has a large number of databases of articles, some of which cover specific fields, while others are more general. You can see a list of all the databases at the library's Databases & Indexes page. If you are searching off campus, enter your last name and barcode to access the databases.

Click on Business and Economics Databases to access data related to business and economics.

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Online Resources

Here is a guide to some of the library resources which may be useful for your Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or international accounting standards (Standards) assignments.

Here are a few websites with information on SOX or Standards. Searching the web (with a search engine such as Google) is a good way to find various viewpoints on the act by discovering what the government, professional organizations, companies, etc. have to say about it, as in these examples. As with all sources of information, you need to be careful to evaluate the accuracy and bias of anything you find. In particular, there are many websites offering information on the SOX that are created by companies hoping to make money by offering consulting, software, or other services related to compliance, and you need to take this motive into account when evaluating the information they provide.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Government agency overseeing public companies and the stock market

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

Private-sector non-profit corporation created by SOX to oversee auditors.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Professional organization for Certified Public Accountants.


Major auditing firm.

Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

Private, not-for-profit corporation that develops accounting standards (GAAP) in the US.

International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)

Organization creating international accounting standards (IFRS).

International Federation of Accountants

International professional organization for accoutants

IAS Plus

Information and news about international financial reporting from Deloitte, one of the Big Four accounting firms.

Also see SEC above.

Other General Resources

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