Before you can use WRDS, you must register for a username and password.
A note for undergraduates - undergraduates are permitted to use WRDS for research, including dissertations, but there is not an option for undergraduates in the registration process. Under 'Affiliation With Institution' undergraduates should select 'Masters student'.
An important feature of WRDS is that most datasets can be downloaded using the same simple interface. This video shows an example of how to download data from the CRSP dataset (US stock prices).
When you are logged in to WRDS, you will be able to access help information by clicking on the Support tab, top right. WRDS offers an email help service that you can use by clicking on Support and then ‘Contact WRDS Support’.
The University has access to some, but not all, WRDS datasets. We subscribe to some datasets and others are available as part of WRDS.
Our access includes:
You can check the full list of available datasets by logging in to WRDS.