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Financial Information

Information about our financial databases. Please use the menu on the left to explore the guide. Contact your librarian if you need help or advice.

Key Financial Databases

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Financial Information

What's available

Companies are required to release a certain amount of financial information on a regular basis. How much information they disclose depends on a number of factors, including:

  • In which country they're incorporated
  • Whether or not they're publicly listed on a stock exchange

Publicly listed companies must release more information than private companies, which can make it a challenge to find certain types of financial data for private companies.

The Business Library provides access to a wide range of financial data for both public and private companies. It's accessible across a range of platforms on site and from your own computer.

Where to access financial databases

On site: at one of the Financial Resources sites - at the Business School:

At Northampton Square, Financial Resources Suite

How to access financial databases

If it's on site, you will need to either use credentials or create your own. If it's off-site, then you can access financial databases on your own computer, often your own City username and password are all you need.

Sometimes databases require specialist access arrangements. You can find these in Business Library Moodle 2021-2022.

Support, Training and Certification


Support for Financial Databases on site can often be found on the desktop or in the database instructions next to the terminal. Bloomberg and Eikon run certification training. 


Training on these databases is held periodically during term and can be booked on the Library Training and Workshops calendar. Training sessions focuses on specific areas for particular student groups, as laid out in the description. Training on the Library Training and Workshops calendar is open to all City students.


Bloomberg Certification is run through a module called Bloomberg Market Concepts. It consists of four modules, is self-paced and free when taken on a Bloomberg terminal. To begin, login to a Bloomberg terminal type BMC and press <GO>. Alternatively, BMC can be taken on your own computer. Bloomberg estimates it takes eight hours to complete.  You can stop at any point and pick up where you left off. See Signing up for Bloomberg Market Concepts.

Eikon certification and training takes place online. To get started, visit the Refinitiv training site and select Eikon.