Accounting and Business Administration

Collection of resources relating to accounting, including searchable directories of jobs, CPAs, or accounting associations, and vendors who supply accounting-related services and products.

American Accounting Association
Information about the organization as well as links to accounting resources for teaching, practice, and research.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Useful site containing member information for the AICPA, plus links to "Hot Topics," download sites for tax forms, and other resources of interest to practicing CPA's.

Extensive list of resources for auditors organized alphabetically by resource name. Provides links to databases, companies, organizations, and associations.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Gateway to Federal Reserve information, including access to publications previously available only via subscriptions to print sources.

Business Plans
Offers free sample business plans for review. See also the Business Plans and Profiles Index at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Business Week
Selected stories from current issues of the magazine, plus archived issues back to October 1995. Searchable and browseable.

Financial news, stock quotes and news stories from the network.

Chamber of Commerce
Homepage of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce providing links and resources for its membership of more than three million business and organizations.

Current Industrial Reports
Provided by the Manufacturing and Construction Division of the US Census Bureau, the site includes the full text (in PDF) of current industry activity reports. Search by subject or NAICS subsector.

Dow Jones Homepage
Dow Jones homepage with links to the Wall Street Journal, Barrons and National Employment Weekly. Beware of the subscription fees!

Economic Censuses
The Economic Censuses gather industry specific data on a quinquennial (five year) basis, the latest being 1997. There are over a dozen separate censuses, including thoses for construction industries, governments, manufacturers, mineral industries, retail trade, service industries, transporation, and wholesale trade. The 1997 census was the first to be based on the NAICS instead of the SIC.

Economic Clock
Economic, business and personal statistical information provided by the U.S. Government including:

  • Income Statstics
  • Poverty Statistics
  • Labor Force Data 
  • Business Statistics.

Edgar Online
Full-text of the SEC filings of U.S. Corporations.

Emergence of Advertising In America: 1850-1920
The database includes over 9,000 advertising images from 1850 -1920. The site is searchable or browse by category or collection type. Maintained at the Duke Univ. Libraries. For the time period 1911 - 1955 see the adjacent site at <>

Federal Reserve Banks
Site provides a link to each of the twelve Federal Reserve Banks and financial data and information from each of the twelve regions.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Home Page
The same information as above but from a "local" perspective. Also includes job information.

Subject guide to web sites of more 70 stastitics-producing agencies of the US government.

Financial Accounting Standards Board
Information about FASB, plus links to summaries of all FASB statements, recent announcements, recent FASB exposure drafts, etc.

Government Accounting Office Reports and Decisions
Free databases for the full-text of all publicly released GAO reports since 1995 and for decisions made by the Comptroller General in certain areas such as appropriations; bid protests; civilian or military personnel pay and allowances; household goods and freight loss damage; transportation rates etc.

Government Accounting Standards Board
Collection of resources about GASB, its activities, its publications, and its statements. Includes summaries of all GASB statements.

Hoovers Online
Hoover's Company Capsules contain information on more than 11,000 public and private enterprises in the United States and around the world.

Inc. 500
Annual listing of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. Searchable database of all winners since 1982.

Internal Revenue Service
Links to the IRS's Digital Daily publication online, tax regulations, consumer information, forms and publications, online services, etc.

Securities and Exchange Commission Homepage
News and information about the SEC, plus links to Edgar and the SEC Digest and Statements. Also includes current SEC rulemaking.

Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
A well-organized set of accounting and tax sites by subject. Maintained by the University of Northern Iowa.

U.S. Tax Code
A hypertext version of the entire United States Internal Revenue Code, Title 26 of the U.S. Code (26 USC). Hyperlinks have been created between sections to allow easy following of cross-references. The Code is also searchable with a WAIS-based full-text search engine that allows users to locate material by keyword.

Yahoo! Finance
Search for any company by ticker symbol for stock quotes, the lastest company news and SEC filing information or find the latest currency rates, and obtain the latest financial news.

Update 4/10/09