Holiday Alert

Database and e-resource account registrations submitted after 4PM on Friday, December 20, will be processed on the Library’s next business day after the Winter Holiday Break, Thursday, January 2nd.

The data set you requested is hosted on Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Finance, Marketing, and Economics.

Any Duke user may request a Day Pass via the above link for quick access to WRDS. Account requests for faculty and graduate students must be approved by Duke's WRDS Administrators after current enrollment / employment has been verified.

First-time users are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with a reference librarian at the Fuqua School's Ford Library or the Perkins-Bostock Library.

How to Register for WRDS Access

  1. Click the New User Registration link on this page.
  2. At the left hand side of the WRDS home page, click the "Register" tab.
  3. Select your appropriate account type, and then "Duke University" as your Institution.
  4. Complete the remainder of the form and click "Submit".

Only Duke faculty, graduate students, and supervised RAs are eligible for personal accounts. Duke undergrads, staff, and Executive Program students may access WRDS via a Day Pass link. Note: WRDS does not permit account creation for Masters students during summer break.

How to Use the WRDS Day Pass

  1. Click this link to begin.
  2. Enter your Duke NetID and password when prompted.
  3. After connecting, enter your *Duke eMail address* at the WRDS web site.
  4. WRDS sends a "WRDS Day Pass" email to your Duke eMail account that contains a "connection string" (Day Pass) link.
  5. Click the Day Pass link in the message, and enter your Duke NetID and password again to complete your login to WRDS.
  6. Choose your desired data set from the drop-down list at the left after logging in to WRDS.


This information will be available later.