The use of McGill Library's professional business databases is limited to academic purposes. These databases are not to be used on behalf of external organizations or for commercial reasons.
Students completing internships may not access resources and reports on behalf of their employers.
Eikon is a financial markets database that provides access to information relevant for macro analysis, asset allocation strategy and sector research. Eikon is powered by Datastream, one of the most comprehensive economic databases, which combines company and cross asset market data. Eikon can allow researchers to track daily news and events, compare and analyze key economic indicators, provide unique economic time series data, access forecasting data, and is international in scope.
One of Datastream’s strengths is in providing access to historical data, making it a useful resources if you carrying out economic regressions or need historical data on financial instruments.
Current McGill faculty and students can access Eikon + Datastream from the designated workstation in the Finance Lab located at the Humanities & Social Sciences Library, McLennan, 3rd floor (Room M3-53B).
Alumni and external users cannot access Eikon due to licensing restrictions.
Eikon terminals are also available to current McGill Desautels students and faculty at the following locations:
Follow steps to launch Eikon platform prior to opening Excel (outlined above).
Click on the Eikon Excel icon located on the desktop.
On the Excel ribbon, select the Thomson Reuters tab and then select the Sign in option.
You should not have to enter any credentials as you will have launched Eikon prior to opening Eikon Excel.
Once connected, the features should appear in the ribbon as shown below.
Troubleshooting tip: If the Thomson Reuters add-in is not appearing in the ribbon, go to File -> Options -> Add-ins, and select the Thomson Reuters add-in.