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Finance and Financial Data

Access NYU Libraries' premier company intelligence and finance research collections.

Finance FAQs

Q: What happened to Thomson ONE?

A: It has been replaced by the successor product, LSEG Workspace.

Q: Where can I find EBITDA?

A: Use LSEG Workspace, Capital IQ, or Bloomberg.

Q: How do I find constituent lists?

A: Use the MEMB <GO> command in Bloomberg for current lists. For historical lists, use WRDS or Global Financial Data.

Q: I need high frequency / tick / intraday data. What are my options?

A: Use either Bloomberg (intraday data for the last 30 to 90 days using the GIT command) or WRDS TAQ.

Q: Does NYU have LOBSTER data?

A: Not through NYU Libraries. Your school or department may be purchasing LOBSTER data in some form, but please know that it is typically licensed for use by only a single individual.

Q: I need a very large financial dataset to run through and/or train my ML/AI protocol. What product is best for that purpose?

A: Use Datastream, WRDS, or a public financial API. (Do not use library-sourced data in any ML/AI product that logs all inputs or requires that users agree to hand over the copyright to inputs, because this would violate NYU's license agreements with our financial data vendors.)

Q: Does NYU have access to Factset, Bureau Van Dyk, Crunchbase, or other financial products I'm not seeing on this guide?

A: Not through NYU Libraries. Other schools, departments, units, or individual faculty within NYU may be purchasing these products.

Q: Where can I find delisted or dead stocks?

A: Use Global Financial Data, Datastream, or WRDS.

Q: I need to combine financial/company data sourced from multiple suppliers. Where do I start?

A: Try WRDS' linking suite as a first step. The methodology of scholarly articles using the same datasets may also provide practical insights.

Q: Does NYU Libraries provide data feed access to any of their products?

A: No. Our academic subscriptions do not include true, corporate-style data feed access. Our APIs are intended for academic research only, and cannot serve as a substitute for a data feed subscription.

Q: How do I find a company's bankruptcy indicator score (Altman Z-Score)?

A: After accessing the relevant equity in Bloomberg, use the AZS command.

Q: I'm interested in corporate valuation. Where should I start?

A: Consult Aswath Demodaran's class, website, and textbooks, which you can use in conjunction with library resources.