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The focus for this subject guide on Accounting is how to find financial information about companies. The guide also lists Web sites that deal with financial ratios,  a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about accounting. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. 

Web Site Links

Financial Information About Companies    

EDGAR Database   http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm
This is the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) database that contains annual reports for companies. 

Money Central     http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/home.asp
This is a financial site to look up company information and statistics.  In the left corner,  there is a box to put a symbol, enter the stock symbol.  On the left side of the screen, you can click on various topics like "Company Report," "Financial Results," etc.

Reuters     http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks
This is an excellent financial site for getting stock information, particularly ratios.  On the first screen, enter the company name or stock symbol, on the next screen, check on Financials to see Valuation Ratios.

Financial Ratios    

American Express Small Business Network   http://www133.americanexpress.com/osbn/tool/ratios/financialratio.asp
This site shows how to calculate and use ratios to analyze the financial condition of a small business. 

Foster Business Library : Financial Ratios Calculator   http://www.lib.washington.edu/business/ratios/
The library of the University of Washington offers a financial ratios calculator. It also includes a ratios formulae table.

Wachowicz's Web World: Web Sites for Discerning Finance Students   http://web.utk.edu/~jwachowi/part3.html
Professor John Wachowicz has developed a site to accompany his textbook Fundamentals of Financial Management.  There are several sites on this page that deal with financial ratios.  Very helpful is Investopedia.com : Ratio Analysis (http://www.investopedia.com/university/ratios/).

Books   
The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books
Non-circulating:

Almanac of business and industrial financial ratios
Call number: Ref HF5681.R25T68 2008

Business ratios and formulas : a comprehensive guide
Call number: Ref HF5691.B73 2007

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Accounting

Business enterprises--Finance

Researched and evaluated by:
D. Yashar, Librarian 9/1998
last update: D. Yashar, Librarian 5/2010

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