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Accounting: Starting out

A guide to resources for Accounting

Welcome to your Accounting Subject Guide!

The purpose of this guide is to help you with your study and research in the field of Accounting by gathering all the resources that you will need (books, journals, databases, websites and a referencing guide) into one place.

Please contact your Faculty Librarian, Sue Rionda, for additional information and assistance.

RU Accounting News

Videos/Podcasts from the International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund is adding visual context to the data it generates to help students to understand complex current issues while searching for the solution.

 Confronting Crisis (animated history of IMF’s multilateralism)

Examples of this content include: 


The Fed just raised interest rates - what does that mean?

Click here to watch video on IMF's YouTube channel

Click here to download video

Podcasts (Please click on this title to

access the podcasts detailed below)

Hilma Mote: Africa Must Make Women a Priority

March 08, 2017

Hilma Mote, African Regional Organization of the International Trade Union Confederation (photo: Boris Buchholz / IPPNW).

Global trade union leaders gathered at the IMF in February to discuss how workers are being impacted by the changing global economy. In this podcast, Hilma Mote, of the African Region’s International Trade Union Confederation talks about the challenges African youth, especially women are facing with the continent’s rapidly growing labor force.

Hilma Mote, Executive Director of the Africa Labor research and education Institute, ITUC-Africa.

Eric Hanushek: More One Knows, Faster One Grows

March 03, 2017

Eric Hanushek, economist at Stanford University, says more skills lead to stronger growth. (Juan Lopez/La Nacion de Argentina/Newscom).

There is a strong connection between human capital and economic growth, and in this podcast, Eric Hanushek says societies that invest a lot in the cognitive skills of their people grow significantly faster. Hanushek studies the relationship between education policy and economic outcomes at Stanford University.

Eric Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.

 Alec Ross on The Industries of the Future

February 24, 2017

Author Alec Ross says data is the raw material of the information age (photo: picture alliance / Tobias Hase/Newscom).

In this podcast we speak with author Alec Ross about his new book The Industries of the Future. Ross says 90 percent of the world’s data has been produced in the last two years, so those businesses that own or harvest a meaning from all this data will be leading the pack. Ross has served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the US Secretary of State.

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Alec Ross, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University.

IMF Statistics E-Learning Videos


Personal Librarian

Recently-arrived books

Faculty Librarian: Commerce

Sue Rionda
Commerce (Level 3, Main Library)
Tel. (046) 6037339

Principal Librarian: Commerce & Law

Jill Otto
Commerce & Law (Level 3, Main Library)


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