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Finding Data & Statistics: Economics: Datastream software


Datastream is a historical financial numeric database that provides a range of charting and reporting tools that enable users to manipulate and display, or simply download data. The Microsoft Excel add-in enables users to search the Datastream database from inside Excel. This database includes worldwide equity coverage direct from the stock markets, comprehensive market indices, economics data direct from national government sources as well as the OECD and IMF, fixed income securities and associated indices, commodities and derivatives data.

Note: we do not get some of the add-on datasets visible in Datastream, specifically IBES, MSCI and some Worldscope content is not part of our subscription.


Datastream is available on the workstations in the Data & GIS Lab, located on the 2nd (Main) floor of the west wing of Geisel Library. It is available only for use by current UC San Diego students, faculty and staff.

We have one seat at a time access. If another user is waiting to access Datastream, please be courteous and limit your access time to 30 minutes.