Direct access to the Library's print collections is NOW AVAILABLE!
However, many print books are also available as e-books through the library website. Please consult the handout on the left of this page to learn about finding e-books using LibrarySearch.
Inter-campus delivery and inter-library loan of books or other Library items are now available. To learn more about these services, please click here. Library users can also now request holds of materials currently in the Library for pick-up at the Information & Loans desk. To learn more about this service, please see this page.
Books can be good starting points for your research to both explore a topic and identify additional references. Books can also offer in-depth analyses of a topic or include various original or republished article-length essays. While many books found in the Library are scholarly - written by experts, for experts - some will be intended for a practitioner or popular audience and may not be appropriate for your literature review.
To find books, use the library catalogue.
The video above explores how to use a keyword search to generate a list of subject headings you can then use to refine your search.
However, you can also use subject headings when you begin to search the catalogue. Just use the pull-down menu to change the 'Anywhere' button to 'Subject'.
Some possible subject headings relevant to possible topics for your assignment that you could use in a catalogue search are:
|Accounting--Law and legislation--United States||
|Accounting fraud||Natural resources--Accounting|
|Consolidation and merger of corporations--Accounting||International business enterprises--accounting|
|Derivatives securities--Accounting||Investment analysis--Accounting|
This is not a comprehensive list! To identify relevant subject headings, use the catalogue record for a book you already know to be relevant and try searching for other books using the heading(s) you find there. Keep track of what OTHER subject headings are associated with the books you find using that search and use these to extend your search for relevant books.