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Welcome to the Bloomberg Terminal Research Guide!

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Why use Bloomberg?
  • Monitor the news of a particular company, industry or topic
  • Download historical stock prices and market data
  • Compare two stocks or a company to an index
  • Review historical corporate actions of a company
  • Monitor the financial markets around the world
  • Use Bloomberg Industries for deep industry analysis
Physical Location and Access at the Robert W. Woodruff Library

Bloomberg Terminals are currently located in the FINANCIAL APPLICATIONS LEARNING LAB (room 207) and can only be used in the library for non-commercial research.

Online tutorials in Bloomberg use streaming video and audio. Library does not loan out or issue earphones, earbuds, or headphones. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN SET OF THESE DEVICES.

For log-in and accessibility issues and set-up and software support, contact Bloomberg Help Desk directly at 212-318-2000.

Also be aware of alternatives! Scroll further down this page to find a list of other online resources.


There are available options to using the Bloomberg terminal. These are:

  •  - Provides company and industry profiles, including SWOT reports, market share reports, financial reports, business news.
  •  - Browse here for company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, market research reports, SWOT analyses.
  •  - Examine industry benchmarks of public and private companies. Find industry quick ratios; current ratios; current liabilities/net worth (%); current liabilities/inventory (%); total liabilities/net worth (%); fixed assets/net worth (%). Look up solvency, efficiency, and profitability ratios by industry.
  •  - Search for government filings (i.e. 10Ks, 10Qs, 8Ks, etc.); ratings of active and inactive bonds; industry reports; company financials; equity pricing; competitor data; company filings (with link to EDGAR)
  •  - Company credit ratings; key ratios; company balance sheets; fixed income summaries; income statements; cash flows; quick comparison analysis between competitive/peer companies

The above resources may also be found in our databases/e-resources page, as well as in pertinent Business/Finance/Economics research guides available in our research guides menu or in the Business Librarian’s research guides page.