Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a web-based business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Developed in 1993 to support faculty research at Wharton, the service has evolved to become a common tool for research for more than 260 institutions around the world.
WRDS provides researchers worldwide with instant access to financial, economic, marketing, banking, ESG, insurance and statistical data through a uniform, web-based interface. Among the financial and economic data sources are: Compustat, CRSP, OptionMetrics and TAQ.
Some of the highlights:
NOTE: CBS Library doesn't subscribe to all databases / datasets from WRDS. In the section WRDS Content you'll find a list of the subscribed datasets.
During the summer 2015 WRDS has redesigned its website - but the content is the same: