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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Welcome!

If you are a Cal Poly Pomona faculty member or graduate student, you can request access to Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). Go to the WRDS website and register for an account, and then email Business Librarian Julie Shen to request account approval.

Get Started

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: 

  1. Use the GET DATA button at the top of the page. It will allow you to find data by VENDORS, CONCEPTS, COMPANIES, and VARIABLES.  

    Get Data in WRDS
    For example, under CONCEPTS you can click on Stock Prices, which will show a list of datasets that include stocks. 
     
  2. Use the YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS tab on the main page. Clicking on each dataset will provide more details about what it contains. 
    Your Subscriptions in WRDS
    Many datasets offer the option to preview them without running your own query. If the option is available, it will appear as follows:
    Preview datasets in WRDS

Example

To get started fast, give this a try:

  1. Click on GET DATA → CONCEPTS → Stock Prices
  2. Select CRSP STOCK MONTHLY
  3. Under Step 1: Choose Your Date Range, select the last 5 years
  4. Under Step 2: Apply Your Company Codes, enter CAR ZIP TAXI
  5. Under Step 3: Query Variables
    • Under IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, select COMPANY NAME and TICKER
    • Under TIME SERIES INFORMATION, select PRICE
  6. Under Step 4: Select Query Output, select your preferred format