Access to Financial Databases

Sheffield University Management School has access to a number of Financial Databases

Bloomberg

Bloomberg is available in the Trading Room. You need to request access to the trading room. Please contact Jonathan Jeffery to request access. Once you can access the Trading Room, you can login to a computer using your University of Sheffield username and password.

You need to create an account to login to Bloomberg. Start the Bloomberg application using the Bloomberg icon on the desktop, then click "Create a New Login". Use your @sheffield.ac.uk email address.

Eikon / Datastream / Worldscope

Eikon grants access to the data previously available via Datastream and Worldscope

Eikon is available in the Trading Room. You need to request access to the trading room. Please contact Jonathan Jeffery to request access. Once you can access the Trading Room, you can login to a computer using your University of Sheffield username and password. Eikon is available on 12 marked PCs in the Trading Room.

Staff can have access to Eikon on their own computer; please contact the IT Office to have Eikon installed.

Start Eikon using the Orange Eikon icon on the Desktop. If you intend to use Eikon in Excel, you must use the Eikon icon on the desktop first.

In Excel, go to the Thomson Reuters tab, click Sign In, then use the Build Formula button.

Eikon Help

In the Eikon application, click the Orange Eikon icon at the top left of the screen, then go to the Help menu option.

In Excel, on the Thomson Reuters tab, there's a Help button below the Sign In / Online button.

WRDS

Through WRDS, The Management School subscribes to the following datasets:

  • Bank Focus (under Bureau van Dijk)
  • BoardEx
  • Compustat North America (under Compustat - Capital IQ)
  • CSMAR
  • MCSI (formerly KLD and GMI)

See full list of datasets available to us through WRDS (requires WRDS login) and further details on all WRDS' datasets.

To access WRDS, request a WRDS account. Use your @sheffield.ac.uk email address. Your access will usually be granted within 1 working day.

You can access WRDS on any computer once your WRDS account has been activated.

WRDS Help

Getting Started with WRDS

Prowessdx

Commonly used database of Indian firms which includes financial statements as well as ownership and board information

See Prowessdx website for further details. Register at this address using your @sheffield.ac.uk email address.