Since the library is closed to the public, 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 https://bba.bloomberg.net/
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: https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/support/support-numbers/
Help! I don't have an existing Bloomberg Terminal username or password
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.
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 email@example.com with your BMC account information.
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.
*When the library reopens, access will revert to in-library-use only.
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.
To create your account:
At any point in Bloomberg, type BU <GO> for a list of tutorials and cheat sheets.
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