University Library

Economics Research Guide


Bloomberg Terminal

The Bloomberg terminal in the Leyburn library has complete company equity and bond information. You can only access it on site in the library so if you want to check it out then you will find the below links useful:


•  FactSet
   FactSet is available to W&L users only; registration is required see instructions below. FactSet offers comprehensive data and analytics on global financial and economic markets and companies. Once you have your account, you can get help using FactSet in the Online Assistant, but logging in is required. You can also access tutorials and information about FactSet Certification at FactSet Learning (requires logging in). 

FactSet data coverage includes:

  • Financial data on 70,000+ public and private companies worldwide with historical coverage for developed markets from 1980s and for emerging markets from 1990s
  • Up-to 2,000 historical financial metrics data items for close to 100 countries
  • Historical financial data on 5,000 global indices, as well as fixed income, commodities, alternative investments markets, and more
  • Other items include bonds and loans, corporate governance, estimates, filings, mergers and acquisitions, mutual funds, ownership, private companies, and supply chain relationships. 

Access to FactSet is available for academic, noncommercial use by students & faculty of W&L, and it is intended for advanced users. FactSet requires registration for an individual user account.

Accessing FactSet:  Registration is required

  1. To get started with FactSet, new users must first register and create an individual account using a Washington and Lee University email address at: https://advantage.factset.com/academic_idrequest
  2. Upon completion of the registration form, ID requests are typically processed by FactSet within 72 business hours. You will receive an email directly from FactSet confirming your registration and providing login information.

For Assistance:

  • You can get help using FactSet in the Online Assistant, and you should start here (requires logging in). 
  • Tutorials and information about FactSet Certification is available at FactSet Learning (requires logging in).
  • For technical issues, contact the FactSet Help Desk at 1-877-FACTSET (available 24/7). This is not for help using the site itself, but technical issues about accessing the site.
  • Email: academics@factset.com


Barron's in Education

Barron's is a weekly news magazine providing financial news, providing in-depth analysis and commentary on stocks, investments and markets. Access to Barron's current content is restricted to students, faculty and staff, and users need to register for a personal account

W&L’s subscription was a gift from Tommy McBride and McBride & Associates at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Tommy has been a Barron's Top Ranked Advisor since 2009. The goal is to spur financial education, learn from investing’s best minds and foster professional growth in US business schools.

Wall Street Journal

The library provides current access to the Wall Street Journal online for faculty, staff and students, but you must register for a private accouint using your W&L email address and the link below.

Wall Street Journalhttps://partner.wsj.com/partner/washingtonandleeuniversity

If you already have an account (or have ever had an account) with the WSJ using your W&L email address, then it will ask you to just login to your existing account (or select forgot password if you no longer remember it). You must use the link above to associate your account with W&L’s subscription. (After you do this, then the WSJ app should recognize you as an authorized user.)