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Datastream Guide

Datastream is available for in-library use only, on a designated Bloomberg PC (Workstation 6) in the Johnston Library. This workstation can be booked.

Example: Finding historical price and volume for an equity

1) Run Microsoft Excel and look for the Thomson Reuters tab and select Time Series Request.

TR drop down

 

2) Datastream uses codes to identify companies and other financial securities. Click on the Find Series button.



3) Enter your company name to search.

 

The Criteria Search button allows you to perform advanced searching.

 


Select your company and click on Use.

Click on the yellow coloured Datatypes button to search for your variables, i.e. price and volume. 



Select your variables and then click on the Use button.


Change your date parameters and frequency and then Submit.  

 

Your results.