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 BPS and hit  <GO>, or type BU and click on Marketing Materials, to access Bloomberg's 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.
  • Register for or view free training seminars or webinars through SMNR.
  • Refer to the Certification Program link on this web guide for details on the Bloomberg Markets Concepts (BMC) course.
  • 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 current, national and international news.

General News Menu:

Hit the green <NEWS> key.


Type N. Press <GO>.  Highlight selections or type the number or command.

Company-Specific News:

Company-specific news exists within the company profile.

Type the company's ticker symbol. Hit the yellow <EQUITY> button, then press <GO>.