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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.

Click here for complete database list.

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”.

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: Review the WRDS Terms of Use.
Step 7: 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.

Please carefully review the following document as reference if you would like to apply for a WRDS account.