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What is Eikon?

  • Eikon (previously Datastream) is an international historical financial database produced by Thomson Reuters.
  • It includes millions of data sets of both developed and emerging markets, with over 25 years of history for major developed markets.
  • Key data sets include equities, market indices, bonds, warrants, unit trusts and commodities.

How Do I Access Eikon?

  • One Datastream terminal is available for users in the Data Resource Centre (DRC).
    • The DRC is located on the second floor of McLaughlin Library. As long as the library is open, you may access the terminals.
  • The dedicated machine that includes Datastream requires you to sign in with your University ID (email login).
    • Note: the machine is slow to load (make sure Service Status says Connected).
  • Double click on the Microsoft Excel icon (not the Datastream icon).
  • When Excel is loaded, Datastream should appear as a tab. Click on the Datastream tab.
  • You should see the Datastream functions replace the Excel functions.

***In response to the library being closed in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Eikon is currently available through online access. This includes access to Datastream, ESG, and I/B/E/S data collections, and allows users to download the Excel plugin on their own computers.

We have a limited number of logins to accommodate online access. Please contact our Data Resource Centre team to request login details or get help.

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