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Financial Data Databases



WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) is a web-based data research service from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The data available are mainly related to business and finance and WRDS hosts the major numeric data sets used by academic researchers. WRDS provides access to financial, accounting, banking, economics, marketing, and public policy databases through a uniform, web-based interface. Strengths include deep archives of historical data, a common web interface for access to all WRDS databases, and a variety of output file formats.

WRDS is only available to current XJTLU's full-time students, staff and faculty members.

Create an account



  • Step 1: Point your web browser to
  • Step 2: Click on the link for “Register for a WRDS Account”.
  • Step 3: Fill out the form.
  • Step 4: Click “Submit”.
  • Step 5: Confirm your e-mail address by clicking the e-mail link sent from WRDS.

The local WRDS representative will review your request and notify you when it has been processed. After receiving approval, an account will be created and you will receive an e‐mail message with a special URL and instructions for setting the account password and logging into WRDS.


  • Step 5: You may log into WRDS.
  • Step 6: Finish the WRDS Two-Factor Authentication by Duo Security. (Related manual can be found on the page)
  • Step 7: Review the WRDS Terms of Use.
  • Step 8: You may begin using your new account.


Please note: if you already have an existing WRDS account – either active or recently expired—at another institution (because you are a recent graduate or a faculty member who has recently transferred from another institution who has WRDS) do NOT request an additional WRDS account using the process described below. Email WRDS Support to request an account transfer.

Documentation and manuals

Several good manuals are available in the Support section of the WRDS platform.  Please login to WRDS platform to view the comprehensive manuals and guidance.