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Accountancy and Law Subject Guide: Find definition & topic information

Essential resources and research help for Accountancy and Law students

Reference sources

Finding definition & topic information

When you are new to a topic, library-subscribed reference sources can help you define key terms and gain a general understanding. These are similar to Wikipedia, except that they are more authoritative. You can use such sources in your assignments with confidence.

Here are some reference sources that are relevant to Accountancy and Law:


Lookup a word / term / concept (e.g. Income tax, 10-K, EBITDA, corporate welfare):

Understand a topic / concept (e.g. Taxation: Purposes of taxation, classes of taxes,  history of taxation):



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Research Methods

 Understand research

SAGE Research Methods provides material to guide you through every step of the research process. From quick dictionary definitions, case study examples, step-by-step data analysis software learning, books and journals about research to video tutorials showing research in action, if you are looking to familiarize yourself with any aspects related to the research process, use this platform to find the answer to your research methods and statistics questions.