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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

An overview of the WRDS platform and available data sets.


Help and documentation for WRDS users is available in the Support section of the WRDS website. These documents are organized into several categories:

  • Getting Started
  • Data on WRDS
  • Accessing WRDS
  • Programming with WRDS
  • Research


Archived e-learning webinars are available from the E-Learning section of the WRDS website. Each session is tagged by level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and may include additional material such as PDFs of handouts or sample programs.

New WRDS users may wish to view the following sessions:

  • Overview of the WRDS Website
  • 3 ways of working with WRDS
  • Using WRDS effectively

Compustat users may wish to view:

  • Introdution to Compustat Xpressfeed

CRSP users may wish to view:

  • Overview of CRSP database

Eventus software users may wish to view:

  • Overview of Eventus


The Research section of the WRDS website provides additional information such as research applications, research macros, research guides, and WRDS data overviews. There are also sample programs and SAS research notes with sample code and instructions.