Stern Center for Research Computing

New York University • Leonard Stern School of Business

Datastream (including Worldscope Fundamentals)

Datastream, owned by Thomson Reuters, is an online historical financial database providing data on financial instruments, equity and fixed-income securities and indicators for over 175 countries and 60 markets worldwide.

In addition, Worldscope Fundamentals are available through Datastream. Worldscope includes up to 20 years of historical data on 31,000 active and 9,000 inactive companies, using more than 1,500 data elements on each company.


Stern faculty and PhD students can have Datastream installed upon request. Graduate and undergraduate students can access Datastream at Bobst Library on Ref 6. Datastream 5.0 is a local PC application, as is the Microsoft Excel add-in that goes with it.

Stern faculty and PhD students may also request DSWindows, the older DOS-based Datastream program. DSWindows has its own macro language. For further information, send email to

The interface to Datastream accesses data residing on a server in London, England.

Datastream Overview (commercial website)
Worldscope Fundamentals Overview (commercial website)
How to Generate a List of Worldscope Data Fields
Datastream Extranet (companion website)
Datastream Extranet Registration Web Page