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R, SPSS, Stata, & SAS

The Brock University Library collection contains many sources to help you learn how to use statistical software packages such as:

Here are a few recently published titles which are available in the Library. You can identify additional titles by doing a keyword search in the Library Catalogue for the name of the statistical software package you are interested in.

SPSS / Stata Guides (A Selective List):

SAS / R Guides (A Selective List):

Online Tutorials for SPSS

Online Tutorials for SAS

Support for learning to use SAS is available from a number of sources including the software vendor ( Before consulting a tutorial, you should determine which version of SAS you are using.

Online tutorials for STATA

Support for learning to use Stata is available from a number of sources, including the software vendor (StataCorp) who offer free video tutorials, as well as the occasional webinar, on their website ( Before consulting a tutorial, you should determine which version of Stata you are using.


What is Eventus?

Eventus (R) is a software package used for conducting event studies using stock return data from CRSP, the TSX-CFMRC, Datastream, or other data sources. Brock University has access to Eventus software via our subscription to the Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS). Additionally, Goodman School of Business faculty and graduate students may be able to access Eventus for Windows by contacting the GSB Technology (GSBTech) office.

  • Tutorials are available within WRDS to learn how to use Eventus. Click on the E-Learning tab within WRDS to access them.
  • User guides from Eventus are also available.