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Economics: Finding Subject Specific Information

The Royal Holloway University Library's subject guide for Economics.


In this section of the Library's Moodle space you will find resources and activities to help you develop your information searching skills.

Accessing other libraries

Through this link you will find more information about accessing Senate House's physical and online resources, as well as information about accessing libraries at other institutions.

Recommended Resources

You can find a list of subject specific databases for Economics on our Library Resources A-Z.

What is Bloomberg?

Bloomberg is a platform (Terminal) which provides access to live financial, currencies, and commodities data, along with a wide range of news articles, reports, and background information. The service can only be accessed through the Bloomberg Terminals on campus.

To use the Bloomberg Terminals you will need to create a Bloomberg account. You can only do this on the Bloomberg Terminals, remote access is not available.

Bloomberg also overlays Excel so you can use Excel to export data from Bloomberg. Please see the guidance document below on how to install the Bloomberg Excel Add-On if it is not already available.

Where can I access the Bloomberg Terminals?

The Bloomberg Terminals are located in PC Lab 1 in the Computer Centre at the Egham Campus.

When can I access the Bloomberg Terminals?

PC Lab 1 in the Computer Centre is open to users 24/7. Between 18:00-08:00 and at weekends you will need your university card to access the PC Lab. Please be aware that teaching takes place in the PC Lab and the Bloomberg Terminals will not be accessible during these times.

Where can I get help using the Bloomberg Terminals?

Bloomberg provide a short guide for getting started on the Bloomberg Terminals. You can also access the online Bloomberg Help Centre through the Bloomberg website, or by pressing F1 on the keyboard when logged into a Bloomberg Terminal.

The library also runs introductory training sessions on how to use the Terminals for relevant subject areas. We will directly contact you to advertise when these are running. You can also contact your subjects Information Consultant if you have any questions about using Bloomberg.

What is Bloomberg Market Concepts?

The Bloomberg Market Concepts course is an industry recognised qualification in using the Bloomberg Terminals. Please use your Royal Holloway email address to sign up to the course. The course is free for Royal Holloway Library users. Once you leave Royal Holloway you may be charged to complete the course.

You can access the course through a web browser, you do not need to be on a Bloomberg Terminal to complete it. The course can take between 8-12 hours to finish but it will save your progress as you complete different sections. Bloomberg do occasionally add new modules, so it is worth checking to see if there is any new content.

Accessing resources off campus

To access our resources off-campus, you can use Royal Holloway's VPN, which will simulate on-campus access.

If you are not using Royal Holloway's VPN, you may be asked for a login. In this instance you can use your College username and password (which you normally use to access Moodle).

More information on accessing e-resources can be found in our Accessing Eresources page.

General resources

The link below will help you find Royal Holloway PhD theses, UK theses through British Library's EThOS service and theses and dissertations from other countries through ProQuest.

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