Where is The Bloomberg?
There are five (5) Ford Library Bloomberg Terminals, with custom Bloomberg keyboards and dual-display flat panel monitors, located on workstations in the Library Data Resources Room.
Not at Fuqua? - There are also (3) Bloomberg terminals in the Brandaleone Lab for Data and Visualization Services in Bostock Library. If you are a Duke undergrad or grad student, you may find it more convenient to use these workstations.
You need a Bloomberg account, so request Bloomberg Access Instructions at our Circulation Desk or view them online..
Create an account
- Log in to a Bloomberg workstation using your Fuqua network, or Bloomberg Duke Walk-in username and password. Make sure that the dropdown in the login dialog is set to FUQUA.
- Double-click the Bloomberg icon on the Desktop and press the red CONN/DFLT key on the Bloomberg keyboard to get to the Bloomberg login screen.
- Create your personal Bloomberg account by clicking the blue “Create a New Login” text at the bottom center of the screen. You will need to have a cell phone, or an SMS-enabled device to receive your Account Activation Code from Bloomberg at the end of the account creation process.
- Detailed account creation instructions are HERE.
- After you create an account, you can work with this Getting Started Guide.
Installing the Excel Add-In
If you have previously created auto-updating Excel spreadsheets using the Bloomberg that you saved to your network drive or to a portable flash drive, you will need to install the Bloomberg Excel Add-in to your Windows user profile for each Bloomberg workstation you use.
- If you have either the Bloomberg software or the MS Excel application open, close them both .
- Select the MS Windows icon .... Bloomberg Folder ..... Install Office Add-ins
- You will see a small dialog box 'Install Office Add-In to this user's profile'. Press 'Install'.
- A message will display in the same box, listing the installed MS Office add-ins, including Excel. Close the box with the "x" in the upper right. Don't press 'Install' a second time.
- Start the Bloomberg application first, and login to the Bloomberg application.
- Now start MS Excel, and you should see a “Bloomberg” tab appear in the Ribbon.