Have you ever wondered what those twin-screen terminals in the Information Centre are for?
Did you know that they provide access to Bloomberg one of the world’s leading financial databases?
Maybe you did know and you’re put off by the look of it? If so, we think its high time you gave it a try…
Once you get over the fact that Bloomberg looks different to other databases you will find it is easier to use than you’d expect thanks to its predictive text functionality, help menus and 24/7 chat support direct from Bloomberg.
Bloomberg provides international real-time and historical company and economic data and rivals Datastream as one of our richest financial databases. Content includes:
- More than 20 years of financial data
- Economics and statistics from over 170 countries
- Daily and historical market data
- Data from 420,000 equities that can be screened
- Indices, foreign exchange rates and commodities
- Company news
- Excel export/import functionality
And much, much more…
To get started, check out this Introductory User guide, watch one of the Bloomberg’s online tutorials at a terminal (headphones can be borrowed from the desk) or ask a member of library staff to give you an overview – we’d be very happy to help you get acquainted with it. To get help from Bloomberg tech support just press the <HELP> key twice and input your question.
Post by Claudia Luna
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