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Accounting Collection Development Guidelines

General Department Information

The Kent State University College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management provide high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs by engaging in a combination of instructional, research, scholarship, and service activities. The Department of Accounting's home page can be found here.

Departmental Goals

The accounting curriculum is designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in accounting theory necessary for entry-level positions and career advancement. It encompasses a common body of concepts, conventions, principles, and theories essential to the professional compentency of the certified public accountant, controller, industrial accountant, institutional accountant, and governmental accountant. The student is enabled to continue effectively pursuing professional development through the more specialized programs provided by employers or through graduate studies.

Departmental Areas of Concentration


Degrees offered:

Doctor of Philosophy (concentration in Accounting)

Master of Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Special programs within the school:

The Department of Accounting admnisters an internship program for students who are interested in obtaining career-relevant experience.

Scope of Coverage

The following subject areas are collected at the advanced study level:



Business mathematics.

Commercial arthimetic

Public Accounting/Auditing


Taxation. Internal Revenue.

Apply the following parameters to the above scope of coverage areas:


Primary emphasis is on the English language.

Date of Publication

Emphasis on current materials.

Geographical Guidelines

No restrictions.

Multiple copies

Only when warranted by high demand.

Material Types


Recent Acquisitions

Advanced study level and research level scholarly materials are emphasized. Textbooks are acquired on a very selective basis.

Audiovisual Material

Purchased upon request from the departmental faculty in support of classroom instruction.

Theses and Dissertations

Selectively acquired in support of graduate and faculty research.

Microfilm Reproductions

Selectively acquired in support of graduate and faculty research.


Current list of departmental subscriptions

Recent volumes of a select number of scholarly journals in the discipline are also available online through the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC). A current list of titles is available here.

Back issues and full runs of selected scholarly journals focusing on Accounting are also available online through Kent State University's subscription to JSTOR. A current list of titles is available here.

Government Documents

The collection is strong from 1962-present, with earlier collections obtained from purchase and donations. All materials are cataloged and accessible via KentLINK.

Methods of Acquisition

As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, Kent State University receives federal documents at no cost. Kent State University is also a State of Ohio Depository Library, and acquires many free state documents and publications as a result.

Federal Publications

Mnay agencies publish and distribute information in support of the research and instructional interestes of the Accounting Department. The Bureau of the Census, Commerce Department, Federal Trade Commission, and the Agriculture Department supply the school with documents that offer various statistical information, analyses, and guidelines. Any and all congressional publications are received by the library which includes bills and laws, congressional hearings, congressional records, and various House and Senate reports.

Federal Depository, Documents Data Miner

Government Information Databases

Online Services and Electronic Resources

Access to articles and databases, including full-text, is available here.