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Accounting

Accounting standards (CICA Handbook, IFRS), annual reports, articles, bankruptcy research, books, corporate governance, dictionaries & encyclopedias, tax research, writing & citing.

Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

Brock University's Academic Integrity Policy provides clear expectations for the ethical use of sources and examples of dishonest behaviors including "Using direct quotations or large sections of paraphrased material without acknowledgment" (See Appendix Two of the policy for a complete list).

How to Avoid Plagiarism

Some students might be confused about when to quote, when to paraphrase and how to avoid plagiarism. The following sources may provide additional insight into the difference between summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting and plagiarism, so that you can give appropriate credit for the sources that you rely on in your academic work.

Writing Guides

American Accounting Association Style

The following resources provide assistance in citing sources according to the American Accounting Association's style guide, which is based on the Chicago Manual of Style. 

It may be helpful to scan recent issues of journals published by the AAA such as: The Accounting Review or Accounting Horizons to see examples of different types of citations.

Citing Business Sources in APA Style (Brock University Library)

This guide will walk you through the entire process of citing sources from creating in-text citations to your References list. It includes example citations from popular Business databases and statistics sources, as well as examples of how to cite audiovisual materials, and how to cite sources in your business presentations.