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Datastream Professional

A guide to the content and functionality of Thomson Reuters Datastream Professional - a key research tool for accounting, finance, economics, and business research.

What is Datastream?

Datastream Professional is a financial research database produced by Refinitiv. It is one of the most comprehensive sources of international financial data which includes: 

  • A wide variety of financial instruments including equities, equity indices, unit trusts (mutual funds), investment trusts, bonds, bond indices, commodities, futures, warrants, options, and credit default swaps.
  • A vast amount of economic data including interest rates, exchange rates and other time series data.
  • Fundamental company accounts data (financial statement items and financial ratios) from Worldscope.
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) data from ASSET4.
  • Reuters news, commentary, and analysis.

 COVID-19 Update (November 16, 2020)

Remote (off-campus) access to Datastream via the DFO Excel add-in is now available to Brock University researchers upon request. Please contact Linda Lowry (Business & Economics Liaison Librarian) by email ( for more information.