Bloomberg Terminal Provides Access to Business Data

Bloomberg terminal hardwareStudents who seek the latest business data to support their classwork at the University of St. Thomas have access to the Bloomberg terminal, a research tool that offers students access to real-time financial market data and business news.

The Bloomberg terminal is financial software that provides professionals in finance and other industries access to the Bloomberg Professional Service through which users access financial news for all market sectors, price quotes, multimedia reports, analytics and trading capabilities into a single platform.

James Piccininni, UST’s dean of libraries, said Bloomberg software offers UST students the opportunity to become proficient at using a tool relied on by many business professionals. In addition, there is an available Bloomberg certification course through the terminal that provides students with a competitive edge for job seeking.

“The Bloomberg terminal is certainly among the best research tools available today for market research,” Piccininni said. “The acquisition of a Bloomberg terminal significantly strengthens the library’s resource offerings to our business students.”

Dr. Beena George, dean of the Cameron School of Business, worked with Piccininni to acquire the Bloomberg software.

“Having access to the Bloomberg terminal on campus will be a distinct advantage for our students,” George said. “They will gain hands-on experience with the same tools used by financial professionals all over the world.”

The Bloomberg terminal is set up in the Doherty Library Student Computer Lab.  A UST ID card is required for access to the lab.

Students need to login to the Bloomberg resource and create a personal account.   Students may reserve the terminal for up to two hours per day using the UST online registration system. For more information about the Bloomberg terminal click on > http://libguides.stthom.edu/bloomberg_terminal

By Marwa Abdou

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