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WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

How to search WRDS?

Getting Started with Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS): How to Search

How to Search: Web Queries

The WRDS web offers a common interface and consistent data format across all databases or datasets.

  • Start by selecting a database, then narrow down to the desired dataset.
  • Choose your data
  • Chose your date range
  • Select your company codes or tickers. Code lists can be imported or saved on the WRDS platform. 
  • Select your query variables
  • Select your query output type

When you submit a query, it runs on WRDS servers, and your results will be made available for you to download when it is complete.  

Detailed, step-by-step directions are available at Must be logged in with a WRDS account to access this page. 


Other Documentation
Available once logged into a WRDS account:

Browse by Concept

To view data by concept:

  • Click on Get data and All data.
  • Choose a concept from the list.


Note: All links under concepts are blue, but BI's subscriptions do not cover all topics. You need to click on a concept to see if there is any available data.