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How do I use Bloomberg   Tags: business database  

This guide provides a brief introduction to Bloomberg and helps you understand how to navigate the database.
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2014 URL: http://researchguides.smu.edu.sg/bloomberg Print Guide RSS Updates

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Bloomberg Workshops

Undergraduates: Register for the monthly workshop "Hands-on Introduction to Bloomberg" on the Library Learning Calendar.

Postgraduates: Contact the Library for training details.

 

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This guide was created by Celia Cheung and Chrissy Tan. It is now maintained by Low Jiaxin and Chrissy Tan. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance in using Bloomberg.

 

 

 

Introduction

Bloomberg provides real-time and historical pricing, indicative and fundamental data, charts and graphs on various topics, customized analytics, company and industry news, economic data, statistics, and estimates. Use this database to obtain global financial and business information.

Bloomberg is accessible on campus only. Four Bloomberg terminals are available on Level 3 at the Li Ka Shing Library. Three terminals are available for booking  via the Facilities Booking System. Each user is allowed a one-hour booking per day during term time.

 

Getting Started

To get started, try the following suggestions:

1) Log in to Bloomberg
To log in, double click the green "Bloomberg" icon on the desktop, then press Enter or <GO> to begin.  The Bloomberg Login Name and Password for the terminal that you are using are available here.

2) Watching Bloomberg "Getting Started" video
Upon login, Bloomberg opens four windows.  Select a window, then type BESS <GO> and click Getting Started under Bloomberg Core Videos.  Remember to bring your own handset to listen to the video.

3) Referring to the Bloomberg "Getting Started" cheatsheet
This cheatsheet provides basic instructions on how to navigate Bloomberg.
 

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