Step 1. Register for an account.
Refinitiv Workspace is available to current faculty, staff and students of Michigan State University for non-commercial, academic research.* Users are prohibited from using the database for internships and external employment. Users should also delete the content downloaded when your project is complete. See below for additional terms. By continuing to use this database, you are agreeing to accept these terms.
To access the database you must first create an account using your MSU email address.
1. Go to the Registration Page. You’ll have to log in with your MSU netid and password first. Once you're to the registration page, you'll need to create your account by entering your email address. Make sure to use your @msu.edu email address.
2. You will receive an email asking you to verify your account. Check your spam or junk folder.
3. Then you will need to enter your name, your status (faculty/staff, undergraduate or graduate student). Product should be Workspace for Students. After reviewing the privacy statement, click the check box to agree and then click "Register Now"
4. You'll receive a welcome email that will give you access and allow you to see up your password. Just note that this email can take approximately 15-20 minutes to get to you, and you should check your spam or junk folder.
Step 2 To Sign In after you have an account, you have two options:
Option 1: Refinitiv Workspace Web Access: Sign in via a web browser. This works like other databases and will meet most needs. Data can be downloaded via Excel.
Option 2: Refinitiv Workspace Desktop Application: This is a special app you must install on your desktop/laptop. It provides an excel add-in. (Tutorial can be found here.)
You can find both options linked on this page or by clicking the Connect to Refinitiv Workspace links on this page.
If you need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Walk-in visitors with no MSU email address who come into the Business Library in-person, may request access via the Circulation Desk. (Main Library visitors should see the Reference Desk.) Use must be non-commercial, academic research and not used for internships or employment-related.
Notice to users of licensed database: Refinitiv Workspace
Prohibition of commercial use, and guidelines for acceptable use
The MSU Libraries subscribe to licensed database products to support the educational and research needs of library users. In some cases, these databases are educational versions of commercial products. Users are advised that access to these materials is controlled by license agreements: violation of license terms by individual library users potentially jeopardizes future campus access for all students and faculty, and exposes violaters to sanctions.
The content of this database is made available only for the individual educational and research purposes of authorized users. By proceeding to the database itself, you as the user are indicating that you are aware of the following terms and conditions, and agree to conduct your use of this material accordingly.
Uses that are allowed:
Uses that are NOT allowed:
Under some circumstances, violation of these guidelines could lead to loss of your right to use the campus network, in accord with MSU's Statement on Acceptable Use of Computing Systems (https://tech.msu.edu/about/guidelines-policies/aup/).