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History of Accounting: A Resource Guide

Accounting and Auditing Periodicals

Periodicals can be used to trace the changes in accounting practices, but they can also be used to understand the history of the industry and profession. This is not a full list of all accounting and auditing periodicals. The focus is primarily on the United States with a few titles from the U.K. To find specific articles in older trade and professional literature, you may need to use indexing sources that cover periodicals. The end of this pages includes a number of such indexing sources to assist.

General Peridocals

The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to digital content are provided when available. To locate additional materials, see the Search the Library's Catalog section of this guide.

Indexing Sources

Many of the trade literature sources are not necessarily going to be digitized and searchable. Historically, indexing services have been the traditional way to access many of the articles found in trade literature if the journal did not index itself. Included below are many of the standard and relevant indexing titles. While many of the below indexes are available in electronic format, the print versions may be more widely accessible.