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This guide provides information on how to access the financial tool EIkon

Eikon: financial, company and economic data

What is Eikon?

Eikon contains current and historical financial, company and economic data and news from Refinitiv, including data on financial instruments, debt and stock markets and foreign exchanges.

Accessing Eikon

You can access the web version of Eikon, on- or off-campus.

Alternatively, by using one of the dedicated PCs on Level 1of Stockwell St Library on in Queen Anne 274, you can access Datastream and further functionality not available via the Internet.

Eikon usernames and passwords

You will need a specific username and password to access Eikon. To request an Eikon username and password, please complete the request form below or email

Eikon Request Form

Who can help me with Eikon?

If you are required to use Eikon to complete your assignments, then your lecturers will arrange training for you. Usually they will use trainers from Refinitiv, the database provider, itself.

You can email queries to but for expert advice and training, please visit the Refinitiv website.

Eikon and Datastream training videos

Refinitiv have created a series of training videos to take you from the basics of Eikon up to advanced projects. Access these via the Refinitiv website. 

You can also access some brief introductory videos on using Eikon within the Academic Support videos libguide.


Changing the interface language in Eikon

You can change the interface language in Eikon from English to one of a choice of other languages. Instructions are available here. 

Important: if you change the interface language to one other than English, please change it back to English before you log out.

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