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Parrish - Stand-Alone Databases

This Guide has helpful information regarding Parrish library's Stand-Alone databases

About Datastream

Thomson Reuters Datastream Professional is a powerful tool that integrates economic research and strategy with cross asset analysis to seamlessly bring together top down and bottom up in one single, integrated application.

Datastream Access

Datastream is only available on a computer located in the Parrish Library on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the Parrish Library iDesk during normal library hours to use this resource. 

Initial Set Up – First Time Users

Complete the following steps to set up access to Datastream on your profile.

  1. Sign into Datastream laptop using your Purdue Career Account credentials.
  2. Double-click the Datastream 5.1 icon on the desktop to open Datastream.
  3. Click on “Tools” from the navigation menu at the top of the page.
  4. Select “Configure Communications” from the drop down.
  5. In the first tab “Login Profiles” enter the following:
    1. Username: XPDU901
    2. Password: perdue
  6. Click on the “Communications Tab” then click “Config.”
    1. Delete “SOURCE.DATASTREAM.COM” in the Host field, and type “source.datastream.com”
    2. Click “Ok.”
  7. Click “Ok” again to close the Datastream configuration pop-up box.
  8. Close Datastream and wait a minute or two.
  9. Double click the Datastream 5.1 icon on the desktop to open Datastream.
  10. Click on “Tools” from the navigation menu at the top of the page.
  11. Select “Connect Now” from the drop down.

Connecting to Datastream – Returning Users

Complete the following steps to connect to Datastream.

  1. Sign into the Datastream laptop using your Purdue Career Account credentials.
  2. Double-click the Datastream 5.1 icon on the desktop to open Datastream.
  3. Click on “Tools” from the navigation menu at the top of the page.
  4. Select “Connect Now.”
  5. Once connected you should see a yellow lightning bolt in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Access Issues?

Complete the following steps if you experience access issues after attempting to connect to Datastream.

  1. Click on “Tools” from the navigation menu at the top of the page.
  2. Select “Configure Communications” from the drop down.
  3. Click “Reset defaults” from the Datastream configuration pop-up box.
  4. Close Datastream.
  5. Follow steps 2-11 under Initial Set Up – First Time Users
  6. If you still experience access issues, contact parrlib@purdue.edu.

Help!

Please report access issues to the iDesk attendant. Database support can be reached at 888-989-8373.