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KSU WRDS Support

Access Information
Steve Schindler

Contact WRDS Support for
technical and research specialists.

Monitor the WRDS listserv for info regarding

  • training opportunities
  • system upgrades
  • new data modules
  • scheduled maintenance


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WRDS Overview

Wharton Research Data Service

The Kent State University Library is pleased to provide access to the Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS) for KSU students and faculty. 

What is WRDS?

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a web-based business data management system that allows researchers to retrieve information from financial, economic, and marketing data sources.  Developed in 1993 to support faculty research at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, the service has evolved to become a common tool for research for over 290 institutions around the world.

 For more information about WRDS...         CLICK HERE


To Access WRDS

Please note: if you already have an existing WRDS account –either active or recently expired—at another institution (because you are a recent graduate or a faculty member who has recently transferred from another institution who has WRDS) do NOT request an additional WRDS account using the process described below. Email WRDS Support to request an account transfer.


Do you already have a KSU WRDS account?     CLICK HERE

Do you need to register for a new KSU Words account?

Step 1: Point your web browser to <>

Step 2: Select the Register tab or link “Register for a WRDS Account.”

Step 3: Complete the Account Request form.

Step 4:  Wait.  Once you submit an Account Request, an email will be sent to your WRDS Representative Steve Schindler ( who will verify your credentials and approve your account within 3 business days. Once approved you will receive an e-mail message with a special URL and instructions for setting the account password and logging into WRDS.

Step 5: You may log into WRDS.

Step 6: Review the WRDS Terms of Use.

Step 7: You may begin using your new account.

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