Can the library supply historical stock quotes?

It is tax time again and lots of people need to know the price of a stock at the time they purchased it, which could be decades ago. You can always call the Business & Technology unit (214-670-1608) and we can look it up using our printed stock indexes. However, you can also now find the information through our Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage database, which is loaded with all kinds of data, including historical stock quotes, industry surveys, market snapshots, filings and more.

Here are the steps to access this resource:

  1. Point your brower to our homepage:
  2. Log into “MyAccount” using your library card number and PIN/password.
  3. Click on the “databases” link.
  4. Scroll down to “Standard & Poor’s” and click on the link.
  5. After the page loads, click on “Daily Price Record” in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
  6. Search by “ticker symbol” or “company name” indicating the range of relevant dates. (Note that data is available online back to 1984 for stocks and 1988 for mutual funds.)
  7. If you select more than just a few days worth of data, you might want to export it to a spreadsheet using the “export to excel” icon at the top of the page.


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