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Accounting: Reference Resources

This guide provides access to information in accounting.

What is a reference resource?

Reference resources are usually encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, manuals and other books that you would refer to when wanting to know a definition of a word or concept, a general overview of a topic, specific information about a certain period of time or event in history.

BPL Online Reference Sources

  The Boston Public Library has numerous directories and other reference titles from their electronic databases in Business.  Below are a few ebooks from the BPL's Gale Virtual Reference database that we don't have in our database at BCC that might benefit you when doing research in accounting.

Gale Virtual Reference (96 full text business reference books in this database) includes such titles as:

How do I get into a BPL Database?

 If you see this symbol

Boston Public Library Logo

You will know that the databases is provided through the Boston Public Library.  If you live, work, or go to school in the state of Massachusetts, you are eligible for a Boston Public Library eCard.  Fill out the form below and you will receive your eCard number. 

Just enter your BPL eCard number when prompted every time you access BPL databases.

Selected Credo Reference E-Books

Try Google Books!

Type in the search box: accounting reference

Google Book Search

Reference E-book Databases

    The databases noted here contain hundreds of full-text reference books for you to use at all three BCC campuses and remotely!

Finding E-Books Using the Gale Virtual Reference Libary (GVRL) database: 1


Finding E-Books Using the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVLR) database: 2

Finding E-Books Using the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) database: 3