Research Guides

ACC632 - Intermediate Accounting


Business Library Hours
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 
Welcome
Welcome to the University of Miami Libraries Guide on how to locate data for your accounting course. This guide provides you with recommended sites that locate U.S and international publicly traded company data.  This includes:
  • company financial data
  • company committee members
  • comparative company ratios
  • industry surveys
  • benchmarking ratios
  • accounting journals
If you need additional information that is not covered in this guide, please call 305.284.6516 for assistance.
Database Access
List of 100+ Business Databases
The University of Miami subscribes to over 700 online databases. From the list of 700, over 100 databases are dedicated to the subject discipline of business. Click the link above to access all the business databases.

Remote Access
Remote access to the University of Miami's online database is possible from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access.  Once you have selected a library research database, you will be prompted for your CaneID name and password.  This process is necessary to authenticate your enrollment status at UM.

NOTE:  If you have a firewall on your computer, please bring down the firewall.  All the library research databases contain encrypted data and this will not pass through a firewall
Company Financials - U.S. & International
  • Mergent Online: This easy to use database provides important financial reports including balance sheets, income statements, retained earnings, and cash flow. In addition, this database provides the annual 10K report. Documents are available for download into Excel.  Conduct a company search, select the company of your choice, and click on the tab labelled Company Financials to obtain and download the financial data into Excel.
     
  • S&P Netadvantage:  This database provides information on U.S. publicly traded companies and industries.  For company financial data, select the tab labelled, Company.  Enter your company name or ticker symbol, and select the search button.  When the company profile appears, select Financials/Valuation from the table of contents section.  When ready to download, click on the Excel icon at the top of the page.
     
  • Thomson One Banker (Not accessible via a Macbook): This database allows you to enter your desired company and it will provide a company overview, financial reports, and financial/growth ratios.  Enter a company's ticker symbol in the search box.  When the company's profile appears, select the tab labelled, Financials.  Select the type of financial data needed (overview, financial statements, financial ratios, or growth ratios).  When ready to download, click on the Excel icon.
Business Library Hours
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 
Company Officers
  • Hoover's Company Profiles: Conduct an advanced search on your company in this database and obtain a company report in PDF format  which identifies the company officers and provides their title, annual compensation and bonus.  Look at the Table of Contents to determine the page number for the People section. 
     
  • Mergent Online: This easy to use database provides a wealth of informaiton on U.S. and international publicly traded companies.  This includes identifying company officers, directors, and committee members.  Conduct a company search, select the company of your choice, and click on the tab labelled Executives.  Select the topic (officers, directors, or committees) to acquire the name of the executive. 
     
  • S&P Netadvantage:  This database provides information on U.S. publicly traded companies and industries.  For company financial data, select the tab labelled, Company.  Enter your company name or ticker symbol, and select the search button.  When the company profile appears, select People from the table of contents section.  Select the topic (professional, board members, committees or compensation) to acquire the name of the executive. 
       
Biographies of Company Executives
  • Hoover's Company Profiles: Conduct an advanced search on your company in this database and obtain a company report in PDF format.  Look at the Table of Contents to determine the page number for the Biographies section.​
     
  • Mergent Online:This easy to use database provides a wealth of informaiton on U.S. and international publicly traded companies.  Conduct a company search, select the company of your choice, and click on the tab labelled Executives.  Select the topic (officers, directors, or committees) to acquire the name of the executive, then click on the executive's name to obtain their biography. 
     
  • S&P Netadvantage:  This database provides information on U.S. publicly traded companies and industries.  For company financial data, select the tab labelled, Company.  Enter your company name or ticker symbol, and select the search button.  When the company profile appears, select People from the table of contents section.  Select the topic (professional, board members, committees, or compensation) to acquire the name of the executive, then click on the executive's name to obtain their biography. 
Business Library Hours
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 
  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage: In this database, you can search for your company and compare it to others in the industry by clicking Quick Comparative Analysis in the menu column. You can then compare financial data, operating statistics, valuation, and other information between companies. 
     
  • Thomson One Banker (Not accessible via a Macbook.  Use the IE browser on a PC.): This database allows you to compare your company to similar companies in the industry. You can do this by going to the Peers tab. Under Performance, there are several comparisons you can see including ratios. You are also able to add other companies, or "peers" to your list of comparisons. 
Business Library Hours
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 
Business Library Hours
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 
Business Library Hours
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 
Business Library Hours
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 
In-person research assistance
If you are having difficulty extracting data on your company of choice, contact the Business Library at 305-284-6516.  Individual appointments can be setup with any member of the Business Library.

The Business Library, known as the Judi Prokop Newman Information Resource Center is located on the 4th floor of the Miami Business School's Aresty building.
Business Library Hours
Summer 2019 Hours (through Aug. 18, 2019)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Fall 2019 Hours (Aug. 19 to Nov. 26)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

Thanksgiving Holiday:  Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 - CLOSED

Fall Final Exam Hours (Dec. 2 to Dec. 11)
Mon - Thurs.      7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday                7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday            7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday              12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter 2019 Hours (Dec. 12 to Dec. 20)
Mon - Fri.            9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday            CLOSED
Sunday              CLOSED

University Holidays:  Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 - CLOSED 

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