How do I access Datastream and what does it hold?


Datastream is available on Excel on on-campus PCs.  To gain access, contact for a password.

You can also get the software on your own PC.  It will not work on Macs. 

Remote access to Datastream is accessed via (Refinitiv) Eikon (formerly Thomson Reuters Eikon).  To gain access to the Eikon software contact  

Eikon will install an Excel Datastream add-in on your computer.  To open it:

  • Click the 'start' button on your computer (the Microsoft square).
  • Find and open Refinitiv EIKON – Microsoft Excel. 
  • In Excel click on the Refinitiv Eikon tab and Sign in. 
  • Next, click on Add-ons. 
  • When you see 'restart needed' (wording may be slightly different) next to Datastream, close Excel and re-open Refinitiv EIKON – Microsoft Excel. 

You should now see the Refinitiv Eikon Datastream tab.  Sign in to Eikon again if you need to.  Select Refinitiv Eikon Datastream tab. 



An information service providing company, financial and macroeconomic data in some cases back to the 1960s. 


Global historical content on securities, companies, markets and economies globally. Information sources include Government Departments, Stock Markets, OECD, IMF, Worldscope and Eurostat. 

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Early 1960s to the present. 

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