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Datastream Guide

Learn how to access and use Datastream at NYU Libraries.

Service Update: Coronavirus

Temporarily unavailable. Distance solution anticipated for fall semester.

What is Datastream?

Datastream is a global financial database that contains current and historical time series data on stocks, indices, bonds, funds, futures, options, interest rates, commodities, currencies, and economic indicators.

  • NYU's subscription includes WorldScope Fundamentals (financial information for public companies worldwide, updated monthly).
  • The Bobst terminal includes both the Datastream software and Excel API.

Where is the Datastream Terminal?

NYU Libraries:

  • Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 5th Floor: One terminal is available for use in the south wing. It is directly to the right of the Bloomberg terminal, has two monitors, and faces west (toward the group study area). No appointment is necessary.  In order to provide access to all users, please be courteous and try to limit your time to 30 minutes or less when others are waiting.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Library, Digital Studio: Contact the Abu Dhabi Library for more information.

Stern School of Business:

  • Stern faculty and PhD students can have Datastream installed on their computer by contacting Stern Research Computing.

Alternatives to Datastream