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Bloomberg Terminal : Useful Bloomberg Guides

Commerce Research Library, US Department of Commerce



The Bloomberg Terminal is a dedicated computer that offers access to the Bloomberg Professional service, Bloomberg Government (BGOV), and Bloomberg Law (BLAW) and is located in the Commerce Research Library (HCHB Room 1984).


Reservations are required to use the Bloomberg Terminal. If you are logged in and a second person logs in to the Terminal, you will be logged out. Please respect your colleagues by using the Terminal during your reservation window.

If you already have a Bloomberg Terminal login:

  1. Go to and click “Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login” from the black banner at the top of the page
  2. Enter your Bloomberg Terminal username and password
  3. Choose your verification code delivery method. Once you receive the code, re-enter it on your browser screen
    1. If your verification method is no longer valid (i.e., you don’t have access to that email or phone) Call 212-318-2000, and they will enter a new address on file for you
    2. If your Bloomberg Terminal login has expired - Call 212-318-2000 and Bloomberg will reinstate your login. If you have not logged in in the last 45 days, your credentials have expired.
  4. Launch Bloomberg Terminal, and you’re in

If you do not have a login:

These instructions will be sent to your email after reserving a time slot.

Access tips:

  1. Be sure you use Chrome or Firefox for your browser and it is up to date.
  2. You can circumvent the Citrix download when you get to the “launch” screen by clicking the down arrow next to the “launch” button and select “launch within browser”. 
  3. Please email the Library at if you are having access issues.

Popular Functions

Below are just a few shortcuts to get you started.  Let us know which functions you use the most or any topics you'd like us to offer training on!

Real-time news updates from a multitude of websites, tickers, and wires.  See the top stories of the day, narrow your search by language (then translate!), global region, keyword, source, and more.  Use <MRUL> to create a forwarding rule and news alerts will be sent straight to your .gov email.

<BGOV> Bloomberg Government
Track legislation and regulations, find hearing transcripts and CRS reports, view staffing directories, and access other government intelligence tools.   BGOV reports both minutiae (who got a subcommittee appointment on the Hill) as well as "deep dives" and analysis on policy, appropriations, legs and regs, and more.  You can also subscribe to Bloomberg BNA newsletters that will go to your .gov email.

<BI> Bloomberg Intelligence
Independent research by Bloomberg analysts that covers everything from the macro picture to company-level operating, financial, and valuation information.  Use this as a starting point to aggregate data available in other parts of the terminal.

<RES> Research Search Engine
Search or browse all available research OR within a company page, use <BRC> to see research on that particular company.

<DS> Document Search
Locate reports, PR announcements, financial documents, research, transcripts, and more.

<EQS>  Equity Screener
Locate the number of companies within a certain industry in a certain area (public companies only).

<PSCR> Private Equity
Similar to <EQS>, this function provides data on private companies.

<RELS> Related Securities
See the parent/subsidiary relationships between companies.

<MA> Mergers & Acquisitions
Locate companies with investments or purchases, along with capital market data.  Slice and dice this data many ways. Use <CACS> to show single corporate actions. 

<SPLC> Supply Chain
See quantified relationships between buyers and sellers.

<BMAP> Bloomberg Maps
Commodity maps that beautifully show shipping data.  Search for specific vessels or vessel types, track choke points, view movement terminals, and then save it all under "My Maps" to view the updated data later.

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