For up-to-date information on available technology resources during the Coronavirus pandemic, see our Computing Availability During COVID-19 article.

Bloomberg Terminals

Terminals are available for accessing the Bloomberg Financial Markets data services.

Access During COVID-19 pandemic: During the current extended campus restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lippincott  Library has been working to provide students with remote access to Bloomberg terminal services through the end of December 2021. 

While the Bloomberg service remains available remotely the physical terminals cannot be used, due to licensing constraints. They will therefore remain offline for the time being, but will be returned to service in January 2022.

For information about accessing Bloomberg remotely through Lippincott Library, please email:
lippincott@wharton.upenn.edu.

The Bloomberg terminals are solely for the use of accessing the Bloomberg Financial Markets data services. The terminals provide students with real-time data on the market, news, and the world. 

These terminals are not typical Wharton Lab computers;  they do not offer the same applications.

Logging In

There are two steps to logging into these worksations.

  1. Log into the Bloomberg workstation in the same as you log into any other Wharton public workstation.
  2. Use the login information available at the Bloomberg terminals to log into the Bloomberg service itself. 

If you do not see the login information, contact Student Support.

Location of Bloomberg Terminals

Jon M. Huntsman Hall

  • Forum Level, across from the entrance to the F75 Computer Labs.

Does not support the Bloomberg Excel plugin.

Lippincott Library

  • Yablon Financial Resources Lab (Room 244)

Does support the Bloomberg Excel plugin

Alternatives

S&P Capital IQ offers an alternative to the Bloomberg Terminals. Capital IQ is a research tool available to full-time MBA students. It provides students with in-depth reports of information about the financial, analytical, and research of companies, markets, and industries. The S&P Capital IQ Excel Plug-in is not available on the computers in Huntsman Hall.

For more information on the Capital IQ, visit the Library's FAQ. If you choose to use the Wharton Research Data Service to access Capital IQ, please refer to the WRDS Account Guide in creating an account.