Q. Datastream -- how do I access?

How can I use Datastream, the macroeconomic time series database?


Datastream is a giant repository of historical economic and financial data, most notably macroeconomic time series. The McDonough School of Business administers the University's Datastream subscription, so access depends on whether you are affiliated with MSB.

MSB Students and Faculty: Contact the MSB Tech Center (msbhelp@georgetown.edu) for access to Datastream. 

Non-MSB Students, Faculty, Staff: The Library offers a web-based version of Datastream, with the following limitations:

  • Datastream works in Internet Explorer ONLY. Other browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge) will not work.
  • Please contact the Reference desk for login and password information.

After logging in, you will see a webpage with 2 frames:

Datastream main page screenshotYou can use Datastream from the top frame, regardless of what is in the main frame. (If you see a secondary login prompt in this frame, just ignore it.)


Excel plug-in: We have an older version of the DFO Excel plug-in available. Please contact Reference for details.

  • Last Updated May 28, 2020
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  • Answered By John Kimbrough

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