Instructions and tips for getting started on the Bloomberg Professional terminals for research in business, finance, real estate and economics.

Bloomberg Guides and Tutorials

Type BU and hit <GO> to access Bloomberg's video tutorials and printed or online guides.

Choose Marketing Materials to access the Getting Starting guide, search guides, and topic-specific cheat sheets.  Click Download to view the document. Choose the print command within Adobe to obtain a hard copy.

Bring personal earphones to listen to tutorials, or borrow a set of headphones through the library.  At the Eisenhower Library, connect your headphones to the keyboard.  At Harbor East, connect them to the computer.


Bloomberg is a terrific source for immediately released Bloomberg breaking news and current, national and international news.

General News Menu:

Hit the green <NEWS> key.


Type N. Hit <GO>.  Highlight selections or type the number or shortcut/command.

Bloomberg Breaking News:

Bloomberg breaking news stories are specially coded (Look for the "B" by the links).

Company-Specific News:

Company-specific news can also be obtained from the company profile in Bloomberg.

Type the co. ticker symbol. Hit <EQUITY>, then <GO>.