Falvey Memorial has one Bloomberg Professional terminal for the 2015-2016 academic calendar located on the first floor. Any Villanova student or faculty member may use the terminal for academic purposes after logging in with their Villanova username and password and by checking out the Bloomberg keyboard at the Information Desk during library hours. Additional Bloomberg terminals are available in the Applied Finance Lab in Bartley Hall.
To use Bloomberg, you will need to establish a personal login.
VSB students are required to view this series of videos with accompanying exams. They may also be helpful for general users as they cover basic navigation, customizing the launchpad or default screen, downloading data to Excel via the API and market sector functions. Use earbuds or borrow headphones from the Information Desk to view the videos.
Click on the Blue Getting Started video
Typing Help into the command line and the GO key delivers text based users manual.
To get help on the features of a specific market sector function type the function such as F5 for Money Market or F3 for Corporate Bonds and link to the Documentation and Help.
CHEAcommand will provide you with a menu of cheat sheets.
Hitting the HELP key twice will allow you to email a question to Bloomberg support. Live immediate chat is not available, but you can expect an answer to your email within 24 hours. Be as specific as you can with your question in order to get a good answer.