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In-person Library services have been altered to limit COVID-19 spread. Read our Opening Guide for more information.


Bloomberg Professional set up, certification, and tips/tricks

Bloomberg During Time of COVID-19

During the Pandemic you can either access the three terminals in the library or we have arranged for access to the Bloomberg Terminals via Bloomberg's Disaster Recovery (DR) service.* 

Logging In to a Terminal Remotely
Once a student or professor has a Bloomberg login (different from a BMC login), users may login to Bloomberg remotely in the following way:

Step 1: Navigate to
Step 2: Enter personal Bloomberg username and password (what you would enter if you were at a terminal in the library)
NOTE: Bloomberg Terminal credentials should be used. BMC credentials are NOT valid here.
Step 3: Verify identity with a code sent to the enrolled student email or mobile device. If this information is not already on file with Bloomberg, contact customer support:

Help! I don't have an existing Bloomberg Terminal username or password

Option 1: Visit the library and sign up for an account on one of the three Bloomberg Terminals - this gets you immediate access in the library or remotely.

Option 2: Students and faculty that do not have an existing Bloomberg Terminal login, can request a Bloomberg username and password at our BMC web portal. Be sure to use your university e-mail when creating a BMC account. AFTER SETTING UP ACCOUNT e-mail: and so we may approve, Subject of e-mail: Bloomberg BMC. Can take up to 1 business day to complete.

Users with a BMC account tied to their university e-mail can login with their BMC username and password. If the university has DR mode activated, users should see a tab at the top of their dashboard called “Terminal Access”. Click this tab and follow the instructions.
NOTE: If “DR” mode is activated and are using your university email but still do not see this tab, email us at with your BMC account information.


Remember Courtesy!

We have only 4 seats, when all four seats are filled, if a fifth user attempts to login, the fifth user will see a warning that they are logging into a terminal that is currently being used by another student or faculty member and will have the option to kick the current user off. Please don't do this. Instead we ask that we all be courteous, log out of Bloomberg when you aren't using it. Try to only use the terminal for an hour or so at a time so everyone has an opportunity.


Understanding Bloomberg & The Terminal

Getting Started with Bloomberg

What is it?

Bloomberg Professional Service, a powerful database that allows users to do business, financial, and economic analysis.

Where is it?

The University Library has 3 Bloomberg Terminals on the 2nd floor in the Academic Commons, next to the Librarian Consultations area.

How do I use it?

You need to create an account with Bloomberg. Some students choose to use the Bloomberg Market Concepts program to become Bloomberg Certified. Use the different tabs on this guide for help with the keyboard functions, lists of common shortcuts, and help with certification.

Creating an Account

To create your account:

  1. Double-click the Bloomberg icon on the terminal desktop.
  2. Hit Enter <Go>.
  3. Click "Create a New Login"
  4. Fill out the required information. Use your cell phone numbers for the telephone numbers and your IUPUI e-mail.
  5. You will receive a text within a short period of time.
  6. Input the received code.
  7. Now you can login using your created username and password.

Guides and Tutorials

At any point in Bloomberg, type BU <GO> for a list of tutorials and cheat sheets.