Subject Guides



Accounting texts can be found on our shelves with the subject numbers 657 to 657.95 and 658.022 to 658.1512


Our campus libraries take a range of local newspapers, current issues are on display and back issues kept for a short period.  Use Jisc FE Custom Newspapers for access to national titles online.

Emerald  Business and Management journals including a very useful collection of Accounting and Finance journals, e.g. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability and Managerial Finance.
InfoTrac – Gale Databasesprovides access to full text articles from a wide range of Journal titles including Accounting Today and Financial Management through the General OneFile database.  Try Jisc FE Custom News for newspaper articles, this includes access to articles from the Financial Times but please note there is a 30 day delay on this title due to publisher embargo period.

You can also find newsletters and magazines online on the websites of some of your professional organisations……………… 

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)has a student eMagazine alongside other resources in the ‘Students’ section.  They also publish Scottish Outlook.
Setting the Standarda quarterly review from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
 The Independent or The TimesLastly, you may find the financial pages of some of the national newspapers helpful. 


Our eBook collection is accessible in College through the .



We have tracked down some websites that you may find helpful, these are listed below. The terms of use and copyright information for these resources will be available on each site.

There are a number of organisations that you can access for information, many of these you will already be familiar with.  Please note that some have information that is only available to members or if you register.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA) this site has a section directly aimed at students.  You may also find the Research and Insights section helpful.
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)this site also has a student section, it also provides access to a range of CIMA reports, for example on sustainability and ethics.
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) includes a useful section on Policy and Guidance with access to reports and standards.
Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)take a look at the Professional Standards and Policy and Technical sections.
Financial Reporting Council (FRC) useful site to use to get access to financial reporting standards currently in issue.
ICAS – Chartered Accountantsa wide range of reports and publication available online.  You may also find the Technical Kowledge section informative.  
Accountancy Age and Accountancy Age Insight lots of articles available without logging in! 
Biz/ed a free online service for students and lecturers, includes resources to support Accounting with specific sections on Accounting Information Systems, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Published Accounts.
HM Revenue and Customsprovides tax agent and advisor guidance, includes HMRC Manuals.
Open University, Open Learntake a look at the Money and Management section.  Try the ‘Tag Cloud’ to discover info on this topic.
RBA Information Servicesuseful links in the Business Resources section.


We have subscribed to a range of eResources that support Business and Management courses.  These are all licenced for educational use and are perfect for including in your reports and assessments.

Access is via Shibboleth, sometimes known as the UK Federation or Federated Access, using your full College login and password.

You are permitted to use these resources for study and research during your course at the College.  You must not pass these details to anyone else to allow them to use these services.

A selection that may prove useful are listed below.

Credo A great resource for checking background information, you will find a wide range of reference books, dictionaries and encyclopaedias here including the Collins Dictionary of Business and Dictionary of Accounting.
Emerald A range of full text articles from Business and Management journals and books.  Browse the Accounting and Finance section or search for a specific topic.  Advanced searching is available so that you can be very specific about your requirements.  Includes the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability and Managerial Finance journals.
InfoTrac – Gale DatabasesGale Databases includes General Onefile InfoTrac, a collection of journal and magazine articles on a wide range of topics, and Jisc FE Custom News that provides access to articles from numerous newspapers including some you will be familiar with such as the Financial Times, Scotsman, Herald, Independent and Times.

Internet Search Skills

Take a look at the Virtual Training Suite online tutorials, they take around an hour to complete.  Here is a link to the Business and Management tutorial.

VTS Business and Management Tutorial

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