Bloomberg is a global financial markets database providing economic and business news, analytics, real time pricing for over 5 million securities world-wide. It also includes extensive historical pricing and stock charts.
A "getting started" guide has been created by Bloomberg and provides an overview of, and how to navigate and search, the resource.
To explore the Bloomberg terminal, type User into the search box (at the top left), then select Learn the Bloomberg, at the bottom of the menu list. This opens a new window, Master the Bloomberg Terminal which takes you through a quick tour, helping you Discover, Explore, Target, Get Alerted, Keep up and Accelerate.
Getting Started with Bloomberg
An introduction to the financial markets database, covering: what’s available, booking a terminal and setting up an account, how to find your way around, and how to get help.
Using Bloomberg with Excel
Covering exporting data from Bloomberg, downloading the Excel add-in, importing data using the Excel add-in, accessing templates, the basics of using formulas to build functions.
Bloomberg Bootcamp: certification time
An overview of the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) e-learning module including what in comprises of, how you can access it, and how BMC certification could improve your employability - including information on the Bloomberg Talent Search (BTS).
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an e-learning programme available online to members of the public at a cost, but free to students via the Bloomberg terminals in the Financial Resources Suite on Floor 1 of the Library. The programme helps you learn to use Bloomberg through an exploration of financial market concepts. It is an 8-10 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of 4 modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities. You will get a certificate upon completion.
To get started…
Another, older, certification programme, the Bloomberg Essentials Online Training programme (BESS), is still available, but not developed anymore. Type BESS and 'Go' on the Bloomberg terminal for more details.
Access to Bloomberg is only available on campus. There are currently 10 Bloomberg terminals at Brunel University Library, which are located in the Financial Resources Suite on the first floor of the Library.
Each slot is one hour long, and you can book up to a week in advance. The PCs are available to book during the following hours in term-time:
(Access to the Financial Resources Suite has been extended from 10pm to 2am on a trial basis.)
NB: Please ensure you book a terminal to guarantee your session. All bookings will have priority.
The Business and Economics and Finance librarians, Alice Cann and Kanwal Virdee, hold drop-ins in the Financial Resources Suite (Library floor 1) to help with finding data in any of our resources:
Tuesday 2-2:30 - with Alice
Thursday 2-3:30 - with Kanwal
These won't run every week due to other commitments - check on Twitter for details.