Wharton Research Data Services

The following datasets are available via the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). Databases in WRDS provides a detailed description of particular services or databases. To gain access, please request a WRDS Account. Your account will be authorized by the Terry College of Business WRDS account manager within approximately 48 hours.

Current Subscriptions (As of September 6, 2013)

  • AuditAnalytics
  • Bank Regulatory
  • Blockholders
  • ​Bureau van Dijk
  • CBOE Indexes
  • COMPUSTAT
  • CRSP
  • CUSIP
  • Corporate Library
  • DMEF Academic Data
  • Dow Jones
  • Eventus
  • FDIC
  • Fama French & Liquidity Factors
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • IBES
  • IHS Global Insight
  • IRI
  • ISSM
  • KLD
  • Option Metrics
  • PHLX
  • Penn World Tables
  • Risk Metrics
  • SEC Order Execution
  • TAQ
  • TRACE
  • Thomson Reuters

EDGAR Database

EDGAR—the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system—performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

DirectEDGAR, a tool to access EDGAR data, is available at the Terry College of Business. To access DirectEDGAR, contact Terry OIT.

Thomson Reuters Guidance Datafeed

To replace the discontinued (As of February, 2012) Thomson Reuters First Call Historical Database (FCHD) which is no longer available in WRDS, Terry College has purchased the Thomson Reuters Guidance Datafeed, a feed that offers quantitative (numeric) company expectations from press releases and transcripts of corporate events with First Call and I/B/E/S earnings forecasts.

To access the Thomson Reuters Guidance Datafeed, contact Terry OIT. Once granted access to the network folder, please review the Thomson Reuters Guidance Over Datafeeds User Guide — July 2009 PDF document for more information on data features, file layout, and codes.

SDC Platinum and Other Data Services

In addition, Terry College subscribes to SDC Platinum: Global New Issues / Mergers & Acquisitions (Request Installation). The UGA Libraries unit also houses over 50 business and economic databases for academic research and instruction.

Browse by subject, or click on the alphabetical list link, from the Business and Economics Research Databases page.