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ACCT 401 - Fraud Examination : Find Books

Resources for students completing fraud cases research paper.

Finding Books in Van Wagenen Library


choose Physical Materials from dropdown menu beside search box


Enter two or three keywords in the search box. You may need to try different combinations of words to find exactly what you're looking for. To limit your search to books, check the box next to "Books/eBooks" in the "Material Type" panel. 

choose Books/eBooks in Material type panel


Once you've found a book you're interested in, write down the "call number" provided. This is the address where that books lives on the shelves.

Call Number listed in a book record


Look for the signs on the ends of the rows to help you find the shelf that has your book.

Library shelf guide signscall number on book spine

Books about similar subjects are grouped together on the shelves, so take a look at the books beside the one you were initially interested. Chances are good you'll find other relevant sources nearby!

If you need help, ask a librarian or staff member at the main desk on the library's first floor.

Books at Other Libraries

If our library does not have the materials you need for this assignment, we can borrow them from other libraries through the interlibrary loan process. Try selecting "Other Libraries" in the dropdown menu of the search box. If you can't find what you need there, you can make a request using our Interlibrary Loan request form (see below). It usually takes 1-2 weeks to get in a loaned books, so make sure to request them with plenty of time before your assignment is due!

Possible Keywords to Search

Enter a search term or phrase into the search box on the library homepage to search for books at Van Wagenen Library.

Here are some possible search terms that will bring up books for your assignment:

  • Auditing
  • Fraud
  • Fraud investigation
  • Fraud prevention
  • Forensic accounting
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Fraud
  • Business Fraud
  • Corporations
  • Corrupt Practices
  • Criminology
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Misleading Financial Statements
  • White Collar Crime Investigation
  • White Collar Crimes

View the results you get. Write down the call numbers for any titles you want to find so that you can locate the book on the shelves. Once you find one book, the neighboring books will usually be on the same topic. You can browse those to see if they will be helpful.

Books on Accounting Principles and Practices at Cobleskill

Books on Fraud Investigation at Cobleskill

Also see books listed on the home page for more books on fraud investigation.