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Guide to Learning Resources for Accounting for Business Business, Management and Communications

Books Several copies of the core and recommended texts for this unit are available from Swindon College LRC:

Cox; Foundation Accounting

Dewey: 657 COX

Dyson; Accounting for Non Accounting Students

Dewey: 657 DYS

Jones; Accounting

Dewey: 657 JON

Woolf; Auditing Today

Dewey: 657.45 WOO

Use Heritage the library catalogue, to find books, and check that there are copies available. Heritage is available in the LRC and on Swindon College VLE. Ask LRC staff for help using Heritage.

This guide will point you towards the most useful resources for your unit available at Swindon College LRC and Oxford Brookes Library webpages. It is not exhaustive! To find additional resources, please ask staff, consult your module handbook and explore library/

More resources inside:

Electronic Books through MyiLibrary Some of the reccommended texts for the unit are available to read as ebooks. Consider this as an option if you are unable to get to the library, or all copies are out on loan.

Go to the Business subject page from library/

Follow the instructions to use MyiLibrary under E-books and new books.

Use the MyiLibrary spreadsheet to locate your book and click on the link. Remember to log on to Athens first!

Accessing Ox Brookes online


Why Use Databases?






Thomson ONE Banker Analytics


Swindon College LRC Information


Help from your Learning Advisor


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Quick Guide to Accessing Oxford Brookes on-line Resources First, go to the Library Home page and log-on to Athens using your PIP.

Go back to the library home page and select Subject Help then Business from the drop-down list.

Expand your topic of choice. Go to Guides and Links to Databases for Management, Business and Economics. Select the relevant database. Select the relevant links to learn about database content and how to access.

Why Use Databases? To help you get the best marks for your assignments! In your assignments tutors are looking for evidence both of breadth and quality of reading. You need to be using journal articles in your assignments to demonstrate this and potentially improve your grades.

See below for the databases we feel will be most useful for the Accounting Unit Journal articles are peer-reviewed i.e. other academics and subject experts read them and assess their

Oxford Brookes Databases: Emerald What does it contain? Full texts and abstracts from 120 journals and some books, from one publisher only. It contains mainly articles on business, with a strong focus on management. There is a relatively large selection of articles on accountancy.

When should you use it? As your primary source of journal articles on accountancy. Specifically for this unit: For articles on accounting and auditing systems, accounting theory, historical development of accountancy and fraud.

quality before they are published. You can therefore be assured of their quality. The databases selected by Oxford Brookes contain the most relevant and best quality information for your courses. Databases allow you to search a huge amount of information efficiently – with a little practice!

Also consider Business Source Complete for theory Business Source Complete also contains some material on accountancy and auditing. Although we normally recommend Business Source Complete as your first port of call for journal articles, in this case, Emerald appears to have a greater number of articles.

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Oxford Brookes Databases: Fame What does it contain?

Specifically for this unit:

The accounts and details of To find company accounts, ratios, 160,000 plus UK and Irish compa- stock data etc… nies. To analyse the data you find. When should you use it? To find information on specific companies, understand ownership structures, compare companies with competitors and to identify the major companies by country or industry.

Remember there are “Teach yourself” courses for each database modules available on the Brookes Library website. You will get much more out of Fame and Thomson ONE by investing time in teaching yourself how to use the databases.

Make sure you log onto Athens using your Brookes PIP before trying to access any Brookes databases. It will save you time and hassle during your research. Go to library/ and click on the Athens buttons. (Note this does not apply to Thomspon ONE Banker)

Oxford Brookes Databases: Thomson ONE Banker Analytics What does it contain? Primarily accounts, financial information and share prices for 28000 plus international companies.

When should you use it?

It has an amazing capacity to analyse and manipulate the data .

Specifically for this unit:

To search for specific company accounts.

Examples of company accounts and financial information. To play around with accounting information.

Recommended journals and websites: The following journals are recommended for this unit: Accounting Technician They can be found in the newspaper and journals section of Swindon College LRC. Back copies are available for loan.

The following websites are recommended for this unit www.accountingtechnicia

Accessing Thomson ONE Is different from other Brookes databases and does not use Athens authentification. Go to: Go to: Click here to log on with your credentials. You will need to use a password available from your PIP pages on the Oxford Brookes website.

Expert Help Available As it may be challenging finding articles and information for this unit, consider asking the experts for help! Contact information for the Business Librarian Team at Oxford Brookes is available on Page 4

Swindon College LRC Term Time Opening Hours: Mon- Wed 08:30 - 19:00 Thur 09:00 - 19:00 Fri 08:30 - 16:30 Our holiday opening times may be different. Please check our opening hours before making a journey into college.

Swindon College Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is on the Level 2 of the Phoenix Building. Here you can access a wide range of resources for your course including books and journals. You can access PCs for independent study, print, photocopy, scan and bind your work.

Contact us:

As an HE student, you can take out up to 10 items at a time.

Tel: 01793 498381 email: Or search for swindoncollegelrc on

You can renew items up to 3 times in person, by phone or online. Please bring your books etc… back on time to ensure other students can access them too, and remember, like other public - or academic libraries, there are fines on late items. You can also reserve books and request inter-library loans for items we do not have in stock. Ask LRC staff for further information. Don’t forget that the Oxford Brookes Business library at the Wheatley campus has an even greater range of resources available, as well as expert staff. Contact them at: Or call Neil Vaughan: 01865 485851

Your Learning Advisor is here to help! Please talk to your Swindon College Learning Advisor Emma Bushell for further help identifying and accessing resources, or to improve your study skills. Call into the LRC (Phoenix Building, 1st Floor) or contact Emma on: Tel: 01793 498293

BECS Drop-ins If you would like one-to-one help with finding resources for your assignments, as well as referencing and other “study skills”, you can drop-in to one of the BECS sessions below with Emma : Mon Mon Tues Wed

09:00-10:00 13:00–14:00 16:00-17:00 09:00-10:00

The Zone P315 P312 The Zone

Alternatively, contact Emma to book an individual appointment.

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