Now, more than ever, access to data, analytics, research
and technology (DART) is critical to your mission. From
the classroom, boardroom, or home, for 25+ years
WRDS has supported users with targeted solutions that
underpin research, reinforce learning, and enable discovery.

Research Data Overview of WRDS

This overview organizes the databases available in WRDS into five main categories:

  • Pricing data
  • Fundamental data
  • Earnings and estimates data
  • Institutional ownership data
  • Other types of data

Introduction to Compustat | Part 1

View the scope of data, extensive use-cases and breadth support documentation for Compustat on WRDS.

Introduction to Compustat | Part 2

Expand your knowledge of the benefits of Compustat data on WRDS through this guided video overview.

CRSP Basics

Access a comprehensive overview of CRSP data on WRDS.

CRSP Stock Database Structure

Explore CRSP’s stock database and find out why it is relied on by researchers across the globe.

CRSP Coverage

Learn about the breadth of coverage for CRSP data in this video overview.

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NYSE TAQ — Introduction

WRDS guides you through the introductory steps to access current U.S. market equities at the millisecond level.

I/B/E/S on WRDS — Introduction and Research Guide

Take a guided tour through I/B/E/S data and its benefits.

American Hospital Association (AHA)

Overview of the American Hospital Association (AHA) data on WRDS. Topics include:

  • Research trends
  • COVID-19
  • New variables

Introduction to Event Study by WRDS

Measure the impact on the value of a firm resulting from an event.

Introduction to S&P Capital IQ

Identify detailed company financial information for U.S. and international public and private companies and investment firms through S&P Capital IQ.

Classroom by WRDS

Experience how this teaching and learning toolkit can introduce finance and business concepts through interactive applications and simulations.

Quick Intro to WRDS

WRDS guides you through the website and introduces you to query pages, innovative tools, comprehensive resources, and research support.

Quick Intro to WRDS | Spanish

WRDS te guía a través de la plataforma y te presenta su página web en donde descargar datos, sus herramientas innovadoras, así como sus recursos integrales y de apoyo para el investigador.

Accessing WRDS Cloud

Learn how the WRDS Cloud can be used to execute research and strategy development.

Accessing WRDS Support

This video tour will guide you through the extensive support services offered by WRDS.

Data by Concept

Our experts guide you in finding the data needed for your research.

Introduction to Web Queries

Learn how to access WRDS data using web queries. Simple step-by-step instructions cover:

  • Adding filters and selecting variables
  • Selecting the output format
  • Downloading the data
  • Accessing past queries

Financial Statements: Intro to the Major International Databases

Learn about the four main providers of international financial statement data:

  • Compustat Global
  • BvD Osiris
  • Refinitive Worldscope
  • FactSet Fundamentals

Compustat Global in WRDS: The Basics

Explore the basics of Compustat Global, including:

  • Coverage and frequency of updates
  • Variables and identifiers
  • Types of data
  • How to filter by country

Compustat Execucomp: The Basics

Compustat Execucomp: The Basics

Research Data Overview of WRDS

This quick overview of the research data on WRDS begins by describing usage of the most popular databases.

Databases offered on WRDS are introduced, categorized by topic:

  • Pricing data, including CRSP, Compustat, TAQ, OptionMetrics, and TRACE
  • Fundamental data, including Compustat, FactSet, Capital IQ and WorldScope
  • Earnings and estimates data, including I/B/E/S and Zacks
  • Institutional ownership data, including Thomson Reuters, CRSP Mutual Funds, WRDS-SEC Data, and AuditAnalytics
  • Other types of data, including ExecuComp, BoardEx, RavenPack and Capital IQ Key Developments

The video concludes by highlighting a suite of tools that can be used to link databases for conducting empirical research.

Introduction to Compustat | Part 1

View the scope of data, extensive use-cases and breadth support documentation for Compustat on WRDS.

Our doctoral-level experts guide you through an overview of Compustat data on WRDS.

  • What is Compustat?
  • Coverage
  • Linking with Compustat

Introduction to Compustat | Part 2

Expand your knowledge of the benefits of Compustat data on WRDS through this guided video overview.

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CRSP Basics

Access a comprehensive overview of CRSP data on WRDS.
Learn more about CRSP and its most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets.

CRSP Stock Database Structure

Explore CRSP’s stock database and find out why it is relied on by researchers across the globe.

CRSP's rigorous analysis for accuracy and unique research source is characterized by its unmatched breadth, depth, and completeness — providing unique permanent identifiers backtesting, time series and event studies, and measurement of performance.

CRSP Coverage

Learn about the breadth of coverage for CRSP data in this video overview.

CRSP data on WRDS
US Stock
Historical Indices
US Index History
US Treasury and Inflation Series
Survivor-Bias-Free Mutual Funds
CRSP-Compustat Merged
Ziman Real Estate

NYSE TAQ — Introduction

NYSE TAQ data Introduction

WRDS guides you through the introductory steps to access current U.S. market equities at the millisecond level including:

  • Access current U.S. market equities at the millisecond level.
  • View granular details of all trade and quote activity.
  • Validate best execution, develop profitable trading strategies and perform in-depth research on the aggregate marketplace.

I/B/E/S on WRDS — Introduction and Research Guide

Take a guided tour through I/B/E/S data and its benefits.

Conduct research using I/B/E/S, I/B/E/S Global Aggregates, I/B/E/S Key Performance Indicators (KPI), and I/B/E/S Guidance.

American Hospital Association (AHA)

This video overview of the American Hospital Association (AHA) data on WRDS features access to multiple data sets that cover demographic, operational, financial and IT characteristics of the nation’s hospitals.

Topics covered: Research trends, COVID-19, and new variables.

Data collected by the American Hospital Association (AHA) represents the single best source for credible, consistent information about the nation’s hospitals.

Introduction to Event Study by WRDS

Instant visualization of the effect of events on stock returns – U.S. and Global.

Extract detailed, back-end data for analysis, retrieve the behind-the-scenes set of codes, or access in-depth documentation on methodology used.


Key Features include

  • Charts on Mean Cumulative Returns with significance intervals, mean Cumulative Total Returns (CTRs), mean Cumulative Abnormal (CARs) and mean BHARs
  • Daily Event Studies based on Capital IQ Key Development event
  • International Event Studies, covering 48 countries

Introduction to S&P Capital IQ

Identify detailed company financial information for U.S. and international public and private companies and investment firms through S&P Capital IQ.

Access these key S&P Capital IQ databases through WRDS:

  • Capital Structure-Debt
  • Key Developments
  • Professionals
  • Transcripts

Classroom by WRDS

Experience how this teaching and learning toolkit can introduce finance and business concepts through interactive applications and simulations.

Instructors can utilize these robust tools as a core component of the curriculum, for stand-alone lessons or assignments, or for visually compelling classroom demonstrations.

Topics

  • Introduction to WRDS
  • Investments, Fixed Income, and Accounting
  • Text Analysis
  • Macroeconomics

 
Quick Intro to WRDS

WRDS guides you through the website and introduces you to query pages, innovative tools, comprehensive resources, and research support.

WRDS democratizes data access so that all disciplines can easily search for concepts across the data repository — hosting the broadest collection of data on the most robust computing infrastructure.

 
Quick Intro to WRDS | Spanish

WRDS te guía a través de la plataforma y te presenta su página web en donde descargar datos, sus herramientas innovadoras, así como sus recursos integrales y de apoyo para el investigador.

  • Primeros Pasos
  • ¿Qué datos puedes encontrar en WRDS?
  • ¿Cómo hacer una descarga web?
  • Herramientas de Analytics creadas por WRDS
  • Herramientas para la Investigación, ejemplos de programación, y más
  • Herramientas de apoyo para el investigador.

 
Accessing WRDS Cloud

Learn how the WRDS Cloud can be used to execute research and strategy development.

  • How to access WRDS Support Section for Cloud needs
  • Which languages are supported on WRDS Cloud
  • WRDS Web-query -vs- the WRDS Cloud
  • Head nodes -vs- compute nodes

Accessing WRDS Support

This video tour will guide you through the extensive support services offered by WRDS.

Our staff of technical and research specialists assist with questions pertaining to research, data queries, and programming.

 
Data by Concept

Our experts guide you in finding the data needed for your research.

  • How data is categorized
  • Techniques to locate data
  • Resources that index WRDS' data

 
Introduction to Web Queries

Access WRDS data through our easy-to-use web-based interface. The only requirements are a web browser and Internet access. Learn how to:

  • Add filters and select variables
  • Select the output format
  • Download the data
  • Access past queries

This tutorial is intended for first-time users, or experienced users looking to refresh their knowledge.

 
Financial Statements: Intro to the Major International Databases

Which international database will work best for your research? View an in-depth comparison of the four main international databases that provide financial statement data:

  • Compustat Global
  • BvD Osiris
  • Refinitive Worldscope
  • FactSet Fundamentals

Learn about the contents and coverage of each database. In addition, this tutorial provides a discussion of the pros and cons of the databases, as well as their common characteristics.

Compustat Global in WRDS: The Basics

Begins with an overview of Compustat Global, highlighting the database's coverage and available variables. Will you need to filter by country for your research? Step-by-step instructions are provided.

The three types of Compustat Global data available on the WRDS platform are explored:

  • Fundamentals data
  • Index constituents and index prices
  • Securities data

The tutorial concludes with a discussion of some common research questions regarding Compustat Global data.

Compustat Execucomp: The Basics

Compustat Execucomp: The Basics