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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) User Guide

Subject Guide

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Breezy Silver
Gast Business Library
Law College Building
Michigan State University
648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 50
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-4181
Subjects: Business, Economics

WRDS Access

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is only accessible to MSU faculty, staff, and students.

You must request an account to use it. Register for an account here:  

Once you have an account, you may access WRDS from any computer here:

What is WRDS?

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a database interface that allows user to manipulate datasets to do research. The available datasets are heavy on finance.

Accessing the Data

WRDS may be accessed either through a web interface, WRDS cloud, or on your PC using SAS, Python, or R. More information: (Must log in to view.)

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