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Featured Database: Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

November 1st, 2022

Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) developed by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Wharton Research Data Services, also known as WRDS, is a data management and research tool that provides single-point access to over 350 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines, including finance, marketing, and economics.


The List of Business Databases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue Career Account.


Click Getting Started with Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) to see the basics of using this database.

Related Resources

Some other resources you might want to explore are:

  • Bizminer, contains detailed industry analysis through marketing plan research profiles, financial analysis profiles, local business summaries, and state market index profiles.
  • Mintel, includes market research reports covering consumer goods, travel and tourism, finance, retail, and food and drink.

Featured Database comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this, or future Featured Databases.

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