ProQuest Information and Learning, the research solutions company, on Monday launched a revolutionary new solution for accounting scholars: ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards™. This new model advances traditional aggregation to create a one-step research experience.
"The new ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards product fills a definite void in the need for accounting and tax information for our students and faculty," said Alicia Estes, Head of the Business & Documents Center at New York University's Bobst Library. "It's the only one that is specifically designed from the academic's point of view. It can be used by differing levels of students and it is also attractive to the accounting faculty. It has some unique components that address what we are looking for – namely the standards content of FASB, GASB and IASB, combined with a rich background of scholarly research, journals and publications."
Designed specifically to serve the needs of accounting scholars and their students, ProQuest's latest addition is the first-ever information solution to blend key accounting standards data with periodical content from top accounting journals. ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards enhances accounting research by combining standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and top-peer-reviewed and trade accounting journals – and then applies valuable new tools to improve the search and retrieval process.
Experts from ProQuest's renowned Chadwyck-Healy and ProQuest platform design teams have created a full web-based offering with compelling new tools: SmartVeiw™ - a split screen that displays a table of contents and the full text of the standards simultaneously; mouse-over glossary “lookups”; an intuitive user interface; and seamless click-throughs to related standards, footnotes and other common links. ProQuest Accounting and Tax with Standards can easily integrate and cross-search with other Proquest business and news products, creating a holistic approach to accounting standards research.
ProQuest Accounting and Tax with Standards provided in-depth coverage of U.S. and international accounting policies and standards, including original pronouncements, statements, interpretations, Technical Bulletins, Board Opinions, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Interpretations, Current Text and Emerging Issues Task Force Abstracts. Information on state and national tax legislation, corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs and management consulting firms are also available through ProQuest Accounting & Tax Standards.
"This product shows ProQuest strengths in action," said ProQuest Information and Learning President David "Skip" Prichard. "We appreciate the challenges our customers face and their incredible creativity, so we listen very closely to them. Our teams then use these dialogs as the basis for creating solutions that continually meet and exceed users' expectations. SmartView, for example, is a tool born out of a series of customer discussions, and represents an industry benchmark that no other company could set."
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