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A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases for your research.
These pages are for current London Business School students, staff and faculty. Alumni can access the library resources available to them through the LBS Hub.


Thomson One

Thomson One has now been withdrawn from the market.

For analysts' reports, please use the Investext module in Mergent Online.

For other data previously accessed on Thomson One, try Workspace or Eikon, the replacement Refinitiv products or consult our Company Research Guide


During term time we run regular training sessions on different topics / databases for LBS students, staff and faculty.  You can book on available sessions using the calendar. For the time being all sessions will be run on Zoom.

If you can't find a session at a time that works for you or on the topic / database you need training on please email to request a session.


Use of the Library e-resources

The  Library licences access to over 5,000 ebooks, 34,000 ejournals and 70 datasets for the use of current students, faculty and staff of the School. Infringement of our licence terms puts our digital library at risk and can lead to the termination of access to a resource for all LBS users. You, as an authorised user, are responsible for ensuring that your use of the resources complies with the licence terms and conditions. Our licences allow you to make use of these resources personally and for educational purposes only. You must not:

  • share your login details with others, whether co-authors or other students
  • Use any automated system to extract data (such as spiders, bots, offline readers etc.)
  • pass on or share downloaded materials with unauthorised users in any format
  • use the resources for any commercial purpose, including internships and consulting activities

These broad principles apply to all resources though the terms of each licence do vary. If you have any questions about the licensing of a specific electronic resource, please contact the library’s Electronic Resources Manager, at

As a member of the School, you have access to a rich portfolio of business information – available to you 24/7 wherever you are studying. Please help us to keep it that way. 

New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
To request a licence LBS Faculty and PhD students should complete this short form. Licences are currently assigned for two weeks. If you require access after this you will need to complete the form again.

Use Workspace for Company data (financials, deals, ownership data etc.) and financial market data.
Datastream is now available through the Workspace Excel add-in, however please be aware that it is currently only available for Windows users, although the Workspace add-in (minus the Datastream component) can be used by Mac users using Office365.
You can find out more information about Workspace, Eikon and accessing Datastream content here
To request a license LBS students on degree programmes should complete this short form. Licenses are normally assigned for two weeks, but we will be unassigning all licenses in time for the start of Term 3 (28th March 2022) If you require access after this date you will need to complete the form again.

Use Workspace for Company data (financials, deals, ownership data etc.) and financial market data.
If you wish to download long time series of data please request the Datastream add-on when completing the form. Please be aware that Datastream works through an Excel add-in and is currently only available for Windows users.
You can find further information here