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Bloomberg Professional set up, certification, and tips/tricks

Business & Economics Librarian

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Katharine Macy
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Office: UL3115N
Subjects: Business, Economics


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Nikki Johnson
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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, Ask the information desk if you need directions to the terminals.

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.

Understanding Bloomberg & The Terminal

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.