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Getting Started
  1. To search for BACKGROUND information, Academic Onefile
  2. To search for BOOKS, EBOOKS and DVDS owned by Sage, use the Libraries Catalog.
  3. To search for JOURNAL ARTICLES, use Business Insights: Essentials or ProQuest Central
Find Journal Articles
Databases for Accounting Research -

ABI/Inform Dateline Restricted Resource Some full text available
Business, Economics: local and regional business publications

ABI/Inform Global Restricted Resource Some full text available
Business, Finance, Economics: journals, company profiles, Wall Street Journal

ABI/Inform Trade & Industry Restricted Resource Some full text available
Business, Economics: trade and industry periodicals

Academic Onefile Restricted Resource Some full text available
A multi-disciplinary database containing thousands of journals and reference sources.

Academic Search Elite Restricted Resource Some full text available
Provides full text for more than 2,100 journals, including more than 1,700 peer-reviewed titles. It covers a wide variety of topics including computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, history, and ethnic studies.

Banking Information Source Restricted Resource Some full text available
Search essential banking industry publications providing information about the finanical services industry, banking, and industry trends.

Business Insights: Essentials Restricted Resource
Business reference information, including company fundamentals and histories, investment research reports, industry rankings, profiles and market share data.

Business Review (Albany) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text access to local business news and resources, including the Book of Lists.

Business Source Premier Restricted Resource Some full text available
Country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.

Credo Reference Restricted Resource Some full text available
An online reference library containing dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, books of quotations and atlases. Credo Reference also offers a range of subject-specific reference books.

Dissertations & Theses: Full Text Restricted Resource
Comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day and offering full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997.

Ebook Collection Restricted Resource Some full text available
A collection of over 10,000 eBooks covering a wide range of disciplines.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Restricted Resource Some full text available
Reference books in a database format. The sources include multi-volume encyclopedias in history, social sciences and more.

LexisNexis Academic Restricted Resource Some full text available
Replaced by Nexis Uni.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History Restricted Resource Some full text available
Articles by noted scholars from more than thirty-five countries on inventors, theoreticians, industry leaders, markets, industries and labor.

ProQuest Central Restricted Resource Some full text available
Comprehensive research database covering nearly every academic discipline.

Regional Business News Restricted Resource Some full text available
Coverage for regional business publications.

Sage Journal Portal - Business & Economics Restricted Resource
Access to thousands of online journals covering a broad range of disciplines including Business & Economics.

Value Line Restricted Resource
Financial data and analysis from Value Line's publications, covering stocks, mutual funds, options, convertible securities, and more.


Locating Journal Articles

Many of these databases, provide full text coverage. You will often see links that you can click on to connect directly to an article. Look for "PDF Full Text," "HTML Full Text" or "Linked Full Text" somewhere on the page. Examples are below:

The Find Full Text symbol indicates that Sage may own the material, but it is housed in a different database or journal. Clicking this link will bring you to the article in full text, if owned by Sage.

If full text access is NOT available through the Sage databases, you may request the journal article via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

If you have a citation for a specific journal or newspaper article, click here for instructions to learn how to locate the article using the "Journals A-Z" portal.
Find Books

Search the Sage Libraries Catalog for books, eBooks and DVDs:

A keyword search is the default search option in the Libraries catalog. Use the catalog's "Advanced Search" to search by author, title, call number, ISBN number or subject. You may also limit your search to a specific library (Albany or Troy).

RESEARCH TIP: Use a thesaurus to find synonyms to expand your keyword searches.

To find the book on the shelf, you will need to know the library (Albany or Troy), shelving location (Main, New Books, etc.) and call number. This information can be found on the item record (see example below). If you find a book in the catalog but it is on the opposite campus, storage or otherwise inaccesible, use the "Place Hold" function to request the book.


All eBooks owned by Sage can be found by searching the Libraries' catalog. You may also search these collections separately.

Ebook Collection
A collection of over 10,000 eBooks covering a wide range of disciplines.
Ebook Central
A collection of over 70,000 eBooks covering a broad range of subjects.

eBooks may be downloaded to an eReader device. See here for downloading instructions.


Not finding what you need?

Try searching WorldCat, a catalog of books, media and journals in libraries around the world. You can use Sage's Interlibrary Loan service (ILL) to borrow books from other libraries.
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Citing Sources
General Online Guides
Purdue Online Writing Lab

Accounting classes typically use MLA or APA citation styles. Copies of both MLA and APA Handbooks are available at the Albany and Troy Sage Libraries Reference Desks.
Evaluating Websites
There are numerous websites and blogs available on the internet but some may not be accurate, creditable or useful. Therefore, you should always carefully evaluate a source - no matter how reliable it seems to be - before using it for your research. Use a TRAP to evaluate materials for quality.

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