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Develop your search

Trying different keywords and using synonyms is important when searching. For example, one topic could be searched a number of ways:

blockchain accounting
blockchain accounting trends
blockchain finance accounting 
blockchain accounting (trends or applications)

"non fungible tokens"
"internet of things" business accounting
nfts assets accounting

Resources to help: The differences between Scholarly/Popular/Trade publications and Is this scholarly?

Below are three different ways to try searches to find academic articles:

I. Google Scholar

If you find one good article make sure to "chain" by clicking Cited by and Related articles below its summary.
Does not include magazines or trade publications. 
Besides providing links to articles in MRU databases, Google Scholar links to online repositories which contain articles the author has been allowed to upload. and ResearchGate are among the repositories searched by Google Scholar.
To set up off-campus follow Menu Icon --> Settings --> Library Links. 

II. Search every database at once

Search articles, books, multimedia & more

This is the same search box that is on the Library homepage. Once you've done a search, you can change the type of your results by clicking the filters on the right.

  • Check off Peer-Reviewed Journals under the Availability filter to find scholarly articles. Select Available online to retrieve full-text articles. 
  • Check off Articles under the Resource Type filter to just see both popular and scholarly resources.
  • Limit by publication date by using the Creation Date filter
  • Use the Advanced Search link to open an advanced search box for more precise searching

III. Accounting-related article databases (trade & scholarly)

Use these to find trade and scholarly sources. You can apply limits for Trade PublicationsScholarly Articles, and by Date
After conducting a search change the list of results from Date/Most recent first to Relevance.
Both of these resources have a feature that allows you to search more content: i.e., Choose Databases in Business Source.  

Here are direct links to good sources that are limited online but you can access free via the Library:

Accounting Perspectives
Accounting Today - Search example: JN "Accounting Today" and trends and technology
CPA Journal - Search example JN "CPA Journal" and cryptocurrency
Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting - Search example: JN "Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting" and "artificial intelligence"
Bloomberg Businessweek - Search example: JN "Bloomberg Businessweek" AND accounting trends
Forbes - Search example: JN "Forbes" and blockchain
Globe and Mail - Canadian
Harvard Business Review - Search example: JN "Harvard Business Review" and "internet of things"
Wall Street Journal



Google News is a great source of current, reliable articles. 


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