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


What Is Bloomberg?


Created by Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P., the Bloomberg Financial Service provides in-depth, company profiles; real-time news; current and historical financial and industrial data; real estate data; U.S. and international economic indicators; and quotes and technical analysis on U.S. and international securities.  Historical coverage varies.

Who Can Access It?

Bloomberg is available to current faculty, staff, and students for academic research or teaching.  Access requires your active JHED authentication, university e-mail address and Bloomberg terminal account.

Where Is It?

Bloomberg is not remotely accessible.  Bloomberg software installations exist on designated terminals, for onsite access only.  Verify building hours before visits. Look for the special, colored keyboard that accompanies the terminal.

  • Sheridan Libraries (Homewood campus) -- 3400 N. Charles Street - 3 terminals in Data Services (A Level), 1 terminal on main floor (M level)

  • Harbor East Library (Carey Business School Harbor East campus, 2nd floor) - 100 International Drive -- 7 terminals

  • Bloomberg School of Public Health -- Hampton House, 9th floor - 1 terminal

Washington, D.C.
  • Arts & Sciences Center -- Bernstein-Offit Building (BOB), 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW - Learning Commons 3rd floor (Rm. 326) -- 1 terminal

  • Carey Business School -- 1625 Massachusetts Ave. NW -- First floor -- 1 terminal

  • School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Library -- 1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW  (across the street from the Bernstein-Offit Building) 6th floor -- 2 terminals  (Although this location is closed, terminals are available by appointment if needed. Please try other locations first.)

Please bring relevant sections of this guide with you to the terminals for your convenience. 

Access Policy for Bloomberg Terminals:

To ensure availability of the service, Bloomberg terminals are designated primarily for Bloomberg research. Access is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please use other terminals for non-Bloomberg related research.