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Staff and Post-graduate access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) and Compustat

By Sarah Gilmore, on 3 February 2017

UCL has now purchased access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) including Compustat. Access is for staff and post-graduate students only.

For staff and post-graduates to obtain an WRDS account.

1:  Got to: http://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu

2:  Select the Register tab or link “Register for a WRDS Account.”

3:  Complete the Account Request form.

4:  Once you submit an Account Request, an email will be sent to your WRDS Representatives

WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) gives access to Compustat (North American and Global), select Bureau van Dijk data and much more including:  OTC, TRACE, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders, CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange), DMEF (Direct Marketing Educational Foundation), Dow Jones, Fama French Portfolios, Federal Reserve Bank Reports, Penn World Tables, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, SEC Disclosure of Order Execution

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

2 Responses to “Staff and Post-graduate access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) and Compustat”

  • 1
    Dylan wrote on 18 November 2022:

    Hi, I am unable to find UCL under the subscriber universities on the wrds service form at URL: https://wrds-www.wharton.upenn.edu/register/

    Could you please advise on how I can get access.

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    Sarah Gilmore wrote on 18 November 2022:

    Hello Dylan,
    University College London appears between University of Buffalo and University of Adelaide in the drop down list of institutions. I have contacted WRDS and have asked them to get this file correctly and appear as UCL.

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