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Getting Started

Bloomberg Getting Started Guide for Students is available in Business Library Moodle 2022-2023. Non Business students should email businesslibrary@city.ac.uk for a copy of the guide. The guide illustrates the basic principles of navigating Bloomberg and the Bloomberg Excel add-in using relevant and accessible information for new users.

Bloomberg Market Concepts also has a module on terminal basics. See our Bloomberg Market Concepts guide for more information.

Bloomberg help codes

Bloomberg has lots of help codes you can use. Enter each one followed by <GO>:

HELP

For basic help with using the terminal.

HLPT

To access the Help Library, which has guidance on a range of Bloomberg topics.

F1 key

Use this keyboard shortcut to access contextual help for the function you’re viewing.

BHL

For the Bloomberg Help and Learning Centre.

BPS

Quick guides to functions for different market sectors.

QUIC

A list of Bloomberg Quick-Takes articles to help you understand various topics.

BU

To find and enrol in webinars and training resources.

USER

Workflows and useful Bloomberg functions for specific professional roles.

BQLX

To learn more about Bloomberg Query Language and view a list of functions.

Bloomberg can also assist in your job hunt. Try the following codes:

PEOP

A people database that you can filter for things like job role and alumni of particular schools.

JOBS

A jobs search for the finance industry.

BI

An industry explorer to help you with application and interview research.