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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: Nov 27, 2014 URL: 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. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance in using Bloomberg.





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.

Bloomberg is accessible on campus only. Four Bloomberg terminals are available in the Investment Studio of the Li Ka Shing Library. Please make a prior booking via the Facilities Booking System. Each user is allowed a one-hour booking per day in term time.


Getting Started

1) Log in to Bloomberg
To log in, double click on 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. Each terminal has a unique login name and password.

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 earphones to listen to the video. Plug your earphones into the jack located on the keyboard.

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

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