Whether in an advanced course or in an introductory level one, students invariable ask questions about some finance or accounting term they came across. Here are three excellent references to give them.
For finance definitions, the gold standard is Cambpell Harvey's Hypertext Finance Glossary . He's been generous enough to put it online on his personal website at Duke. Hey - while I generally dog their basketball team whenever possible, I have nothing but admiration for their finance department.
Another finance reference that's relatively new but looks promising is the Reuters Financial Glossary, a wiki developed by the folks at Reuters.
For accounting terminology, the New York State Society of CPAs has put up this Guide To Accounting Terminology.
If you know of any others, let me know.
HT: Truck and Barter