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Welcome Financial Accounting Students
Welcome to the financial accounting course guide. This guide highlights some of the resources that will help you complete your class assignments.
SIC and NAICS Codes
SIC/NAICS Directories are numerical classification systems to help identify and organize like companies within the same industry.
NAICS Search The North American Industry Classification system (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting and analyzing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
- NAICS was adopted in 1997 to replace the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system to allow for a high level of comparability in busines statistics among the North American countries.
- "Concordances" -- A detailed conversion (concordance) between the SIC and 2002 NAICS is available in Excel format. There are no plans to develop a concordance between the SIC and 2007 NAICS.
SIC Manual SIC codes and their descriptions at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) website
Websters Online A quick way to look up SIC codes and corresponding NAICS codes (use the left column).
SEC EDGAR system
Securities and Exchange Commission database that provides access to public company SEC filing documents (Including 10-K and 10-Q) and mutual fund disclosures.
Provides free access shareholder reports for many publicly traded corporations
Business Source Premier
Major source for business & finance research. Includes news, magazines, and scholarly articles as well as country, company, and industry profiles.
Hoovers Company Profiles
Information about global public and non-public companies including location, financials, competitors, officers, and more. (Contained in the Business Market Research Collection).
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)
Access to news, business, governmental and legal sources.
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
A database of financial information bringing together S & P's investor information products: Bond Guide, Corporation Records, Dividend Record, Earnings Guide, Industry Surveys, Mutual Fund Reports, The Outlook, Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, Stock Guide and Stock Reports.
Encyclopedia of business information sources by
Call Number: Click on the title above for online access.
This is a comprehensive listing of business related finding aids including abstracting and indexing services, almanacs and yearbooks, bibliographies, biographical sources, directories, encyclopedias and dictionaries, financial ratios, handbooks and manuals, online databases, periodicals and newsletters, price sources, research centers and institutes, statistical sources trade associations and professional societies, and other related sources of information on each topic.
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