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Bloomberg Professional: Getting Started

This guide contains recommendations on how to search and use the Bloomberg Professional terminal, available in the Carr Library on the Livingston campus.and at Rutgers Business School, 1 Washington Place in Newark

COVID-19 Update

The Bloomberg Terminal in Carr Library on Livingston Campus is now open to a single user at a time on a first-come, first-serve basis. Users must wear a mask. The Bloomberg terminals located in the RBS building are not available due to COVID-19 restrictions. Finance students who need access to Bloomberg should contact fred.hoffman@rutgers.edu. Please see the Bloomberg Certification page for instructions on how to access Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) for free through Dec. 13, 2020.

In addition, please refer to the Business Databases: Quick Guide for alternative sources. For example:

  • Factiva is a vast repository of business news, equity stock quotes and market indices (both current and historical).
  • Marketline provides global consumer product market data, summaries of M&A and financial deals and worldwide economic and demographic indicators.
  • Mergent Online contains up to 25 years of annual and quarterly financial data, including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and financial ratios for over 22,000 US and foreign public companies.

Where are the Bloomberg Terminals?

Bloomberg Professional is a terminal-based resource, which means that it is not available remotely. One of the Bloomberg Terminals is located in the Carr Library on the Livingston campus. A total of four Bloomberg terminals are located at Rutgers Business School at New Brunswick/Piscataway (located on the fifth floor of 100 Rockefeller Road at Livingston Campus) and Rutgers Business School at Newark. An additional eight Bloomberg terminals are available for students who are enrolled in the Mathematical Finance Program (Rm. 103 Hill Center) and Financial Statistics and Risk Management Program (Rm. 480 Hill Center).  Note: you must be enrolled in those programs in order to use the Bloomberg Terminals. Rutgers Business School-Newark has one Bloomberg terminal located at OIT computer lab (422).   

Access to Bloomberg Professional Terminal is limited only to current Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff.  However, the Bloomberg Professional Terminal at the Carr Library is the only one that is available to the public who use the Carr Library in-person.

If you have any questions about the Bloomberg Terminal, please contact:

Rebecca Diamond, Business Instruction Librarian, (New Brunswick) <rebecca.diamond@rutgers.edu>

Jonathan Torres, Business Librarian, (Newark) <jonathan.torres@rutgers.edu>

Roberta Tipton, Business Librarian (Newark) <tipton@rutgers.edu>

 

 

 

Bloomberg Terminal at Carr Library

 

 

The Bloomberg Professional Terminal at the Carr Library is the only one that is available to the public who use the Carr Library in-person. Thanks to the generous gift from Bloomberg, L.P, the Bloomberg Terminal is housed in the Career Collections Room at the Carr Library.  It is solely maintained and supported by Bloomberg, L.P.

This terminal does not allow data to be downloaded on to the computer or a portable device.  If you need to download data, please use the ones located at Rutgers Business School, Dept of Mathematics and Dept of Statistics, provided you are currently enrolled in their programs.

To use the Bloomberg Terminal at the Carr Library, please use the login ID and password posted underneath the monitor.  After you login, you will need to login with your personal ID.  See the box on the right hand side of this page on how to create individual login ID. Be prepared to have a phone ready in order to receive a text message.

 

How to create your individual login?

If you are using Bloomberg Professional for the first time, you will need to create a personal log in to access Bloomberg Professional after you login to the terminal using the ID and password posted on the sign.

Then follow these steps to create your own personal log in:

  1. Open Bloomberg
  2. Press <CONN/DFLT>
  3. Press <GO> - do not put anything in the Login Name or Password fields
  4. Choose a method for validation (SMS Text Message)
  5. Bloomberg will send you a code - enter in this validation code
  6. Answer any additional personal information questions
  7. Now, log in with your personal username and password

You will use the personal username and password to access Bloomberg Professional once you open it again in the future.

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