Remote access during the COVID-19 disruption

While SFU Library buildings are closed, current SFU researchers are able to borrow login IDs for off-campus access to Thomson Reuters Eikon+Datastream. 
To request an ID and password:
  • send an email to 
  • be sure to send it from your SFU address
  • include your full name and your SFU computing ID.

Getting and using an ID 

We will email you with your ID and instructions for accessing the resource.
Three IDs are available. If all three are in use, we will put you in a queue for the next available ID. 
You can use an ID for up to three days. If you finish early, please email us so that we can allow the next researcher to get access sooner.
If we all work together, we can share this valuable resource.

Ways to access 

Web-based access

This approach only requires Internet access and a web browser and works on all types of computers. It allows for access to most Eikon data and functionality. It also provides access to Datastream content, but with significantly reduced functionality. 
If your research requires large amounts of Datastream data, you should consider installing the software instead.

Installed access (Windows only) 

    Update (Sept. 2020): The 3rd floor of the Bennett Library is now open on weekday afternoons during the Fall term, which means that you can use the Eikon+Datastream software installed on a standalone computer there and avoid having to install it yourself.

Note that you will still need to request a 3-day loan of an ID before you visit the library.

This approach provides full content and functionality for both Eikon and Datastream, but it is only available for computers that use a Windows operating system. 
You will need to download and install the Eikon software, as well as Excel add-ins for both Eikon and Datastream.  We will send you instructions along with your ID.
  The software can only be installed on Windows-based computers (i.e., not on MacOS-based computers). Mac users are only able to use the web-based access option.