Thursday, 5 November 2020

Accessing Bloomberg and EIKON Live Financial Data

At the Marshall Library we have two Live Financial Data Terminals available for staff and students in Economics and Development Studies: Bloomberg and EIKON.


Bloomberg is a computer software system  that enables professionals in the financial service sector to access Bloomberg Professional Services through which users can monitor and analyze real-time global financial market data. It also provides excellent news feeds. If you would like to book a session using our Bloomberg terminal please fill out our online from on the Marshall Library website:

We will email a confirmation. Please come to the front doors of the Marshall Library and telephone us on 01223 335217. A member of Library staff will come down to let you in and escort you to the terminal. 

During Covid-19 restrictions you must -
    1.     Wear a face mask at all times inside the Marshall Library
    2.     Sanitise your hands with sanitiser provided
    3.     Scan the NHS QR Track and Trace code on entry
    4.     Sanitise the Bloomberg keyboard before you leave the Library

N.B. There are no toilet facilities available on the Marshall Library side of the Austin Robinson Building
Introductory Bloomberg videos and tutorials

The terminal is available during our current opening hours of 9am-4pm -so the last bookable session each day is from 3pm.

Bloomberg Video Tutorials

If you have not used the Bloomberg Terminal before we recommend you download and read the Bloomberg Getting Started Guide:

Bloomberg: Our Top 25 Tips and Tricks - CJBS video from 2013

Three Bloomberg tutorial videos by Eric from May 2020

Part I - Quick Introduction to Basic Functions

Part II - Advanced Function Exploaration

Part III - Additional Economic Stock


Like the Bloomberg TerminalEikon is a software system used to monitor and analyze financial information. Eikon provides financial professionals with access to market data, analytics, and messaging tools. Information can also be exported to Microsoft Excel for continued data analysis.

During the Covid-19 restrictions we are making access to our terminal remote access only. To access the Marshall Library EIKON licence please email
explaining you are an Economics/Development Studies student (which year) or Economic/Development Studies member of academic staff. You will be granted a day long access to the EIKON data and they will send you details on how to access EIKON.
Please note you should allow plenty of time for any data downloads as all sessions end at 4pm.

Email if you want to use the EIKON licence remotely and you have not used it before. We can send you a guide in PDF format.

Cambridge Judge Business School Video Tutorials

These video tutorials have just been made available

Eikon Essentials: Introduction and Searching

Eikon Essentials: Financial Charts