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Database: WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

Brown University LibGuide for Company and Financial Datasets

About WRDS

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a web-based business data research service, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, used by over 290 institutions around the world.

WRDS provides researchers access to financial, economic, and marketing data through a uniform, web-based interface. This hosted data service has become the locus for quantitative data research and is recognized by the academic and financial research community around the world as the leading business intelligence tool.

Select your account type below to register to access WRDS. Account requests are typically approved within 24-48 hours. Submit an eresources help form form if you do not see account approval within that time frame.

Register for an account

Browse by Data Provider

How to view data that Brown subscribes to:

  1. Log in to WRDS
  2. Click Get Data
  3. Brown has access to links in blue. Links in grey are outside of our current subscriptions.

Browse by Concept

To view data by Concept:

  1. Log in to WRDS
  2. Click Get Data in the menu
  3. Click Concepts header

Data is organized by the following concepts. Note: in this area, all links are blue but WRDS will show you content that we don't have access to at Brown. You will need to click in to the datasets to see if we have access.

  • Company Financials (Financial Statements, Regulatory, Banks, Industry & Segment, Executive Compensation)
  • Financial Markets, Prices, Returns (Stocks, Analyst Estimates, Indices, Bonds and Fixed Income, Mutual Fund / Hedge Fund, Options, Exchange Rates)
  • Ownership
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Economics
  • News
  • Healthcare

There are also sections for Marketing and ESG data but we do not have access to this data. Contact if you would like information about these data sets.