Hello! I'm the Business and Computer Science Librarian.
I am available to meet with you by appointment. Email me and let's set up a time to chat.
During 2017-18 I am splitting my time between the Library and the Academic Senate. My office in the Library is 15-2334D. It's a bit hard to find. Please stop by the Research Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library and ask for me there. My office in the Senate is 98-P2-8. It's in the CLA building, across from the Registrar's Office. Here's a photo of its location.
I am also happy to answer your questions by email if that's more convenient for you.
To learn more about the datasets available for download, check this list of the Data Included. In addition, the Cal Poly Pomona College of Business Administration may have made other datasets available. You will be able to see the additional datasets once you login.
Once you log in, there is a couple of options for you to find data:
Use the GET DATA button at the top of the page. It will allow you to find data by VENDORS, CONCEPTS, COMPANIES, and VARIABLES.
For example, under CONCEPTS you can click on Stock Prices, which will show a list of datasets that include stocks.
Use the YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS tab on the main page. Clicking on each dataset will provide more details about what it contains.
Many datasets offer the option to preview them without running your own query. If the option is available, it will appear as follows:
To get started fast, give this a try:
Click on GET DATA → CONCEPTS → Stock Prices
Select CRSP STOCK MONTHLY
Under Step 1: Choose Your Date Range, select the last 5 years
Under Step 2: Apply Your Company Codes, enter CAR ZIP TAXI
Under Step 3: Query Variables
Under IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, select COMPANY NAME and TICKER
Under TIME SERIES INFORMATION, select PRICE
Under Step 4: Select Query Output, select your preferred format