Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bloomberg: Basics

Introduction to the Bloomberg Professional Service.

The Help Key

The Help Key (green, in the upper left corner of the keyboard) has two main functions:

1. If you enter a keyword at top of screen and press HELP, you can search the entire Bloomberg database for mentions of that keyword.  This a great way to search, especially if you're new to the system and don't know what to look for.

2. Press HELP twice to open a chat window with a Bloomberg Help Desk representative.

Bloomberg Shortcuts & Tips

MAIN GO: The main page/table of contents for the Bloomberg system

GRAB GO: Take screenshots and email them to yourself

LAST  GO: Display a list of the last 8 functions

To learn more shortcuts and tips, type EASY and press GO .

For help contact:

Profile Photo
University of Illinois Library
Contact:
Main Library
1408 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
217-333-2290
Website