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 software is available to current faculty, staff, and students for academic research.  Your university ID/password (JHED authentication) and your Bloomberg terminal account are required to access the database.

Where Can I Access It?

Bloomberg is not remotely accessible. A special, colored keyboard accompanies the terminal.  Bloomberg software currently is on designated terminals at these university locations.  Check this list in mid-July for additional locations.

  • Sheridan Libraries (Homewood campus) -- 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD
    3 terminals in GIS and Data Services (A-level)
  • Harbor East Library (Carey Business School Harbor East campus, 2nd floor) - 100 International Dr., Baltimore, MD -- 2 terminals


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

Access Policy for Harbor East and Sheridan Libraries Bloomberg Terminals:

To ensure availability of the service, the Harbor East and Sheridan Libraries 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.