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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), Compustat, and Eventus are provided by the W. Frank Barton School of Business and the University Libraries.

WRDS is a business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  It is a collection of financial, economic, accounting, public policy and banking databases, including CompuStat and Eventus

WRDS is restricted to current Wichita State University affiliates.  If you fall within one of the categories listed below, you may request an individual account from WRDS. 

Faculty: Accounts are available to all standing faculty of Wichita State University.  This allows unlimited access and includes 750 MB of storage. 

Research  Assistant: Accounts apply to students doing active research under faculty supervision.  These accounts require a faculty sponsor.  This allows access to WRDS and includes 750 MB of storage.

Class: Accounts can only be requested by standing faculty of Wichita State University and provide a means for Undergraduates and MBAs to use WRDS as part of a registered class or course project. This allows up to 10 simultaneous users and there is no storage space.



Accounts are available to all current masters students of Wichita State Universityand allow unlimited access via the WRDS website.  Masters students will have their own password access; this password is to remain confidential and is not to be shared with any other individual. Masters accounts will expire at the end of the semester.
Ph.D.: Accounts are offered to currently-registered doctoral students at Wichita State University.  This allows unlimited access and 750 MB of storage.

Visitor: Accounts apply to visiting faculty (nonpermanent or part time positions).  These accounts are subject to additional review by WRDS and may not be used after the visiting appointment ends.  This allows unlimited use and 750 MB of storage.

WRDS requires users to reset their password annually.

How to apply for an account.

Getting Started with Wharton Research Data Services

WRDS Video Tutorial Requires your personal WRDS username and password to access.

Access WRDS from campus. Access to WRDS is available on campus without an individual account being required.  You will be required to enter your WSU email address.  Storage of data is unavailable.

Updated: September 22, 2009      Contact Dept of  Collection Development    Collection Development Home Page