By Gary A. Giroux
"Scandals relating to manipulation and fraud have dominated much of the history of business and the accounting profession in America since the founding. Crooks, corruption, scandals and panics have been regular features of the business landscape ever since, with regulations and the expansion of financial disclosure, auditing, and regulatory agencies following major debacles. The importance of this topic is demonstrated by the major accounting and finance scandals of the 21st century, some of the most destructive in our history, including Enron and the multi-trillion dollar real estate crises. This pair of scandals has an extensive number of companions (if less severe and not as well known). The types of violations, causes, and results are equally valid and continue to be of concern today. This book reveals the signs that suggest financial corruption in organizations and proposes remedies to contain it and prevent its recurrence."
By Ataur Rahman Belal, et al.
"This engaging chapter resides in the Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management series which aims to advance knowledge of the governance and management of corporate environmental impacts and the accounting for these, including issues related to measurement, valuation, and disclosure. It also aims to increase the awareness of management, accounting practitioners, investors and other stakeholders of the financial and social consequences of corporate environmental impacts, encouraging greater environmental accountability and responsibility."
If you somehow missed the MEGA search box (Search the Library Collections), don't worry.
ProTip: Everything begins here: library.centennialcollege.ca
It's time to activate Plan B, and open up the E-Resources tab.
If you think of the Internet as a pile, the library, on the other hand, is a collection. We specialize in collecting quality resources for student success. The E-Resources tab is your gateway to selecting and entering the name of the resource(s) you need.
There are several points of entry into the collections: Search Keywords box, A-Z list, Media Type filter, and the School List filter.
ProTip: The Search Keywords box allows you to search for a collection, a resource. It is not designed to search within the collection.
Once you select a collection (Business Source Complete, for example) you are almost ready to work!
Not sure what's inside a collection (database)? Before opening the database, each collection comes with a short description of what you can expect to find. For example:
Business Source Complete
Full text business scholarly journals, magazines, country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research. Includes full text of the Harvard Business Review, and Datamonitor country, company, and industry reports.
Working off-campus, you may be asked to login. Simple: just use your myCentennial login credentials.
Because many of our journals and magazines are collected together in aggregated databases, adding and mixing several titles and publishers, searching is usually a matter of entering words and phrases that describe your topic, at least in the beginning.
(Begin here, just to get the hang of it!)
You can explore the magic of these selected collections:
Business Source Complete
Business Insights Global
Academic Search Premier
From time to time, a professor, here and there, may recommend a favorite journal or magazine, suggesting a title that is perfect for your research report! With over 150 discrete collections within our online library, how will you ever find it?
The short answer is to summon the magazine/journal searching tool, with the obvious name: Full Text Journals. This tool, located on the library's homepage, below the Library Guides link, directly links to individual magazines/journals within our collection, no matter which database(s) it resides in.
Try it, and see for yourself.
Example: MIT Sloan Management Review... shows up in few places, including here!
You may want to practice with a few of these titles!
The purpose of this guide is to provide a "toe-dip" into the library's collections as they pertain to Accounting students. If you want to drop deeper into the bottomless pit of research, check out these other two guides:
While these guides are "for" these courses, their real purpose is to open up the library to students in new ways, covering journal and magazine discovery and evaluation, search strategies, along with navigating the streamed audio-visual experiences, and giving a little head-space to APA.
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