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Database Tutorials: Datastream

Guidance from the Library

This set of guides is intended to help you find and download data from Datastream. 

New users should start by reading 'Datastream Guide 1: Introduction'.

Please take time to choose the guide that is most appropriate to you.

Access to Datastream

This guidance is to support Datastream.  If you need further help, please email

Datastream is available on two computers at the top of the main stairs on level 5 of the Hartley Library. You can book a session via our online booking system:

Bookings can be made for a maximum of 2 hours per day and up to 2 weeks in advance. 

IMPORTANT:  After booking, you will be sent a confirmation email.  You must click on the link within this email within 15 minutes of receiving it - if you don't, your booking will be cancelled. 

Error message

If the following error message comes up then this means that someone else is currently downloading from Datastream.  Please wait 30 seconds and then try again.

'Service closed - Maximum users already logged in - XSPU901'