Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Comprehensive, web-based data platform that allows access to a wide variety of historical financial, economic, and marketing data sources under subscription at UCLA.

UCLA Anderson does not subscribe to all WRDS databases.  The WRDS component databases that are currently licensed by the Anderson School may be viewed, after logging in by WRDS account holders, on the Home page, scroll to Subscriptions, and are listed here additionally: 

Current Subscriptions

Bank Regulatory
CBOE Indexes
DMEF Academic Data
Dow Jones
Fama French & Liquidity Factors
Federal Reserve Bank
Hedge Fund Research (HFR)
IHS Global Insight
OTC Markets 
Penn World Tables
SEC Order Execution


If you are having problems connecting to a database, please check the following:

  1. Confirm you have the proper access privileges for this database.
  2. Make sure you have the proxy server properly configured.
  3. Check if the database requires a special account.
  4. Check if the database requires a specific web browser.

If you continue to have problems, please contact your area of computer support:

Anderson Faculty/Staff/PhD Students:
CS Response

Anderson Full Time MBA/EMBA/FEMBA/GEMBA/MFE Students:
Student Technology Services (STS)

Non-Anderson UCLA Faculty/Staff/Students
Bruin OnLine

Special Request (see notes)

Accessible via the WRDS platform.  Requires a WRDS-registered account and an authorized UCLA network account.

UCLA WRDS accounts, which allow SSH access, are provided at the discretion of the UCLA WRDS Representative, and qualifications may exist. Alumni members of the community, UCLA undergraduate students, research colleagues outside the university, as well as others not actively employed or registered with UCLA, do not qualify for individual WRDS accounts, per WRDS policy, and the policy is strictly followed.

Current UCLA faculty, PhDs, and Master's students may request a WRDS account, for which access is by a login ID and password. Submit an online WRDS Account Request and select "Register for a WRDS Account."  WRDS complete documentation is available online to account holders.

Important NoteMaster's accounts with WRDS are suspended during the summer (in 2020: June 9, 2020 through Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2020), and new Master's account requests are not filled during this time.

Note: Use of WRDS is limited to academic and non-commercial research purposes. The right to access licensed databases and copyrighted material on the WRDS system is only for academic research. You may not use data downloaded from WRDS for any commercial endeavor. In addition, you may not reveal, disclose, transfer, or share username and password information with anyone. Additional restrictions apply. See WRDS Terms of Use. 

WRDS is a proprietary Web Site.  

This Web Site is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties. It contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information belonging to WRDS, its suppliers and others which may include, but shall not be limited to text, data, software, graphics, images, photos and video ('Proprietary Material'). Except as provided under the terms of the Subscription Agreement, you may not reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, create derivative works of, display, transmit, broadcast, sell, license or in any way exploit the Proprietary Material, in whole or in part, without advance written consent from Wharton Research Data Services. You agree not to use any of the trademarks that appear on this Web Site as metatags on other web sites, and you agree not to display this Web Site in frames, or any of the Proprietary Material via links, without our advance written consent, which may be requested by contacting WRDS. You agree not to use any manual or automated device or process to gather or extract data from this Web Site or to monitor or fetch pages available at the Web Site

Questions may be directed to the UCLA WRDS Representative.  

Citation Example

Proper citation of WRDS data. User agrees to place the following acknowledgement in all publications or other communications prepared using the WRDS services: 

     "Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) was used in preparing __________ [identify research piece].  This service and the data available thereon constitute valuable intellectual property and trade secrets of WRDS and/ or its third-party suppliers."

Database Usage

Electronic resources, or databases, are covered by licenses limiting access to academic use by UCLA faculty, staff, and current UCLA students, with some limited to Anderson School use only. Please also read the UCLA Library policy on Appropriate Use of Licensed Electronic Resources. Violations of the University's contractual agreements with electronic resources vendors can and do result in the suspension of access to those resources for the entire UCLA community.