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Resources in the field of Finance

Online Course Reading List

Online students: Unless noted otherwise, readings listed are REQUIRED for completion of activities in the online course.

Seated students: Please check with your faculty to determine if the materials shown here are required for your class.


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Week 6

Case Studies (Review and select one to use for Activity 6.3.)

Week 7

FIN301 Search Strategies

This page will provide you with some tips and tricks to make your research a breeze! If you still can't find what you need, please don't hesitate to contact the library! You can find our contact information and more on the Get Help page.

To get you started, here are some general search strategies:

Keyword Strategies

Use these keywords in a general search in any one of our recommended databases or inside DragonQuest:

  • Financial Decision-Making
  • Valuation of Financial Assets
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Working Capital Management
  • Time Value of Money
  • Sources of Long-Term Capital
  • Short-Term Financial Management
  • Financial Ration Analysis
  • Organization of Financial Markets
  • Financial Risk and Return
  • Stock Price AND Intrinsic Value
  • Profit Calculation
  • Cash Flow Calculations
  • Bond Pricing
  • Capital Assessment Pricing Model

Subject Strategies

Searching for results by subject heading, rather than by keywords, can help you focus your search in new directions. Consider these subject search options:

  • Financial Market
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Time Value of Money
  • Liquidity (Economics)
  • Financial Management
  • Intrinsic Value
  • Financial Statements
  • Cash Flow
  • Corporate Bonds
  • Capital Assets Pricing Model

The following image shows you how to change your search to a subject search by using the dropdown menu inside DragonQuest:

Image shows the dropdown menu selection for "SU Subject Terms" in the DragonQuest search area


Research Starters

Need some extra guidance? Try a Research Starter:

What is a Research Starter?

Research Starters are encyclopedia entries, so they are more of an "idea gathering" mechanism than a scholarly source to support your stance on an issue. They provide you with background information on a broad topic and highlight keywords you can use and/or links to source material to get you started on your research. 

What's in the News?

These databases will connect you with local, national, and international news stories, company financial data, and case studies:

Academic Writer Help

If you'd like additional guidance on using Academic Writer, we recommend the following tutorial: