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 LP, 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?

This resource is available solely to current JHU faculty, staff, and students for their academic research.  JHU authentication (JHED ID/password) is required for access, in addition to your designated Bloomberg login and password.

Where Can I Access It?

**On-site access to Bloomberg terminals is unavailable due to COVID-19. Please refer to the Temporary Virtual Access page for information on temporary, virtual access to the university's Bloomberg terminals during this time.**

Bloomberg is not a networked resource. A special keyboard accompanies each terminal.  Access is available from specific terminals at these JHU campuses:

  • Milton S. Eisenhower Library-- 3 terminals in GIS and Data Center on A-level; 1 on main floor (M-level)
  • Carey Business School Harbor East Library-- 7 terminals
  • Carey Business School Washington D.C. Center--1625 Massachusetts Ave., 1st floor --1 terminal
  • Washington Resource Center (WRC)--1717 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 100 -- 2 terminals
  • Washington D.C. Center Student Lounge --1717 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd floor-- 1 terminal
  • School of Public Health --Hampton House, 9th floor --1 terminal

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

Access Policy for Harbor East and Eisenhower Library Bloomberg Terminals:

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