I'm not an economics major but when I go to the library of the economics department I see that computers have access to something that is related to Thomson Reuters. given that I'm interested in finance, can somebody explain what is that tool, what can be done with it? and just give some info to somebody like me who doesn't know much. thank you so very much in advance
It is a huge financial database which consents you to export data easily via the datastream tool for excel. There you can find common data (such as those available via online databases, e.g. yahoo finance or investing) but also intra-day data, indexes, analysis and the platform consent you to apply directly some statistical techniques. It is a great source, useful especially when you cannot get data from free sources.