Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Library purchases high-quality subscription online resources to support your assignments.  
Download the University VPN system to access these any time, anywhere!

News Services

Including our Financial Times and Economist subscriptions

Use the resources below to find detailed financial information:

For further help and support, please self-enrol on the BaL Moodle site: Financial Databases: Access and Guidelines. This site also includes information about Audit Analytics and BoardEx.

If you are having trouble accessing data, look at this suggested reading list for possible alternatives


• Bloomberg 

  • Bloomberg is available in the Bloomberg Suite and on some open access pcs in the Richmond building.
  • There are also 3 terminals on the first floor of the Library.
    These machines cannot be booked but are priority use for Bloomberg.

Supporting guidance can be found on the BaL Faculty's Bloomberg moodle page.

• Eikon (Datastream for Office) 

  • Eikon is available on two terminals in the Richmond building.  It is not available on terminals in the Library.
  • Students can access 1 licence from AppsAnywhere for one hour at a time.
  • Staff can also access 1 licence from AppsAnywhere. 

Please self-enrol on the BaL Financial Database moodle site and read the AppsAnywhere Eikon access instructions.
Once you have clicked on the Eikon button in the virtual client, you must make sure that you leave your mouse cursor on the black box and wait for the login and password box to auto-fill.

Additional Eikon help videos

The new interface for S&P, includes most Capital IQ (standard) financial data, as well as banking information, news and analytics and information on millions of private companies. 

Additional access instructions:

  • Available on campus or via VPN 
  • Students who have already registered for S&P Capital IQ (standard) can use the same details to access this new interface
  • First time users need to register using a University email address - click on NEW USER SIGN UP
  • New student users are advised to the choose Generalist profile when registering

  • Similar to Bloomberg but web-based and available off-campus
  • Deep global company information and market research
  • Real-time and historical information on companies, markets, transactions and people worldwide
  • Ratings Direct covers global, national and regional scale credit ratings and research

Most financial data can now be accessed in the new S&P Capital IQ Pro Platform.

Additional access instructions:

Existing users please SIGN IN
To register: select New User? (top right) and use your University email address 
Getting started registration instructions

Your Subject Team

 Hannah Porter

Faculty Librarian

email hannah.porter@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3238

 Lizzie Wildgoose

Assistant Faculty Librarian

email lizzie.wildgoose@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3452