Current Status of Library Services
Remote Access to Bloomberg Terminals in Disaster Recovery (DR) Mode
Bloomberg Terminals are available remotely for current Stanford faculty, staff, and students.
Please note these limitations:
- There are a limited number of “virtual terminals.” Limit your session length as a courtesy to other users, and make sure to log off when you are finished so others can have access.
- Only one student can be logged into each Bloomberg Terminal remotely. If Student A is logging in and the terminal is being used by Student B, Student A will see a warning that they are logging into a terminal that is currently being used by Student B. Student A will have the option to kick Student B off or try again later.
- Please be considerate of your colleagues and don’t kick them off without notice! The warning message will let you know who is currently logged on ahead of you, so you can reach out to them to coordinate.
Bloomberg Download Limits
Bloomberg has various download limits, including daily and monthly download quotas. To ensure Bloomberg data is available for those who need it, please follow these guidelines:
- If you need to conduct a lengthy research project using Bloomberg, please contact us or fill out our Data Inquiry Form so we can discuss your Bloomberg research needs directly.
- If you are looking for common finance or economic data, such as stock pricing data, company fundamentals or financials, or M&A or IPO data, please see this list of alternative sources or fill out our Data Inquiry Form. These sources are all great places to get this type of data and do not have the same access challenges as Bloomberg.
GSB Faculty & PhD Students
If you need to conduct a lengthy Bloomberg research project, please contact us or fill out our Data Inquiry Form so we can discuss your Bloomberg research needs directly.
Please note these instructions were recently updated to reflect changes Bloomberg made on September 1, 2020.
Bloomberg Terminal Account Set Up
If you haven't yet logged into our Bloomberg Terminals remotely, follow these steps.
Step 1: Create a Bloomberg for Education Account (BMC)
- Go to portal.bloombergforeducation.com/register.
- Sign up for a BMC account as a Learner (most students and staff) or Professor. Be sure to use your @stanford email.
- Activate the account using the link in the confirmation email you are sent.
- Ignore the screen asking you to checkout and register for the Bloomberg Market Concepts course.
Step 2: We Have to Approve "Learner" Accounts
- Let us know you have created a BMC account and that you need authorization to create your Bloomberg Terminal login.
- If you created a Professor account in Step 1, follow the instructions provided by Bloomberg.
Step 3: Create a Bloomberg Terminal Login
- While logged in to the Bloomberg for Education portal, go to the Terminal Access tab.
- Follow the account creation wizard to create a Bloomberg Terminal login. This is also called a Shared Bloomberg Terminal Login, meaning it is a login that works on terminals accessible by or shared with multiple people.
Logging Into Bloomberg Terminals Remotely
- Go bba.bloomberg.net
- Login with the Bloomberg Terminal username and password you received following the above steps.
- Verify your identity with a code sent to your email or mobile device.
- Select whether to launch just Bloomberg or Bloomberg with Excel. Use the arrow button next to Launch to either:
- Launch within the browser (if you don't want to worry about installing software)
- Launch with Citrix Receiver
- If you do not already have Citrix Workspace installed, you should be prompted to download it. If not, you can download Citrix Workspace for Windows and Mac.
- After you click Launch (or Launch with Citrix Receiver) an .ica file will download which will prompt Bloomberg to open via the Citrix Workspace.
- If you have technical problems, check out Bloomberg Terminals Troubleshooting help.
How to Save Downloaded Data on your Computer
- File > Save As > Browse > Local Disk (C). Or, if you are on a computer with multiple users/accounts, go to File > Save As > Computer > Local Disk (C) > Users > your user name.
- Either locate an existing folder or create a new one to save the file.
- Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020 8:32 AM
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