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Wharton Research Data Services

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

  • Includes Compustat (public company financials) and CRSP (company stock data)
  • Limited to current faculty, graduate students, staff, and class accounts


How-to videos:


Introduction to WRDS

This video introduces the viewer to Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). Topics covered include types of WRDS accounts, a brief description of two popular databases within WRDS, and how to access WRDS from CSUMB.



This video is an introduction to the financial database Compustat accessed through the WRDS platform. Covers dataset selection and use of the Compustat search form.


Introduction to CRSP

An overview and short demonstration of searching the Center for Research in Security Prices database (CRSP) as accessed through the Wharton Research Data Services platform.


Introduction to ExecuComp

Using two sample searches, this video demonstrates how to access and search this popular U.S. executive compensation resource.