Answered By: Edward Bilodeau Last Updated: Oct 06, 2017 Views: 430
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a research platform that you can use to access a variety of databases related to accounting, banking, economics, finance, ESG, and statistics.
How to create a WRDS account
If you are an undergraduate student:
Enter your McGill email on the WRDS landing page.
You will then receive an email message from WRDS with a temporary password that you can use to access the database.
If you are a graduate student or faculty member:
You can register for a WRDS account. Once your status has been verified, your account will be activated (typically within 24 hours).
How to access WRDS
Once you have a WRDS account, you can access the WRDS web interface from this link:
Graduate students and faculty members with a persistent WRDS account can also use Secure Shell Client (SSH) and a terminal application access and use WRDS from a command line.
How to use WRDS
Note: You must be logged in to WRDS to access these help resources.
A few specific resources that you will want to consult include:
Each of the databases has a step-by-step query page that guides you through the process of querying data. Each also has online documentation and guides to help you to understand the scope and use of the database.