Research Databases

Audit Analytics (Ives Group via WRDS)
Audit Analytics provides detailed research on over 150,000 active audits and more than 10,000 accounting firms. Subscription includes Audit and Compliance, Corporate and Legal, and Other Independent Audits (broker-dealer FOCUS reports) from Ives Group via WRDS.
Content: See our Audit Analytics page for full content and data description.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Bank Regulatory (FDIC & FRB Chicago via WRDS)
Contains databases for regulated depository financial institutions (Commercial Banks, Bank Holding Companies, FDIC/OTS Deposits, and Merger Information).
Content: See our Bank Regulatory page for full content and data description.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Beta Suite by WRDS (WRDS)
Beta Suite is a powerful web based tool allowing researchers to calculate stocks’ loading on various risk factors in a timely way. The tool is designed with flexibly in mind, capable of handling monthly, weekly and daily rolling regression on common set of market risk factors.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Blockholders (WRDS)
This data set contains standardized data for blockholders of 1,913 companies. The data was cleaned from biases and mistakes usually observed in the standard source for this particular type of data. Blockholders’ data is reported by firm for the period 1996-2001.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Bloomberg Professional (In-Library Use Only)
Financial information, data, pricing and analyst reports for all publicly traded companies. Dealer quotes and data for all securities. Key global securities markets including equities, money markets, currencies, municipal, corporate/Euro/sovereign bonds, commodities, mortgage-backed securities, derivative products and governments. Analytic tools for researching and tracking market sectors as well as individual securities. Bloomberg Business News provides up-to-the-minute as well as archived news online.
User Guide: Please see our Using Bloomberg Professional page for information on Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) self-paced training.
Access: Bloomberg Professional is installed on three dual-monitor computers in the Business Library. Available on-campus only.

CBOE Indexes (WRDS)
The CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) Volatility Index® (VIX®) is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices. The VIX was introduced in 1993 by Professor Robert E. Whaley of Duke University. The New VIX is based on S&P 500 index option prices and incorporates information from the volatility “skew” by using a wider range of strike prices rather than just at-the-money series.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Compact D/SEC
This CD-ROM resource provides access to a variety of SEC filings from 1989 to 2006. It includes Financial Footnotes, Spectrum filings, and Earnings Estimates.
Access: Contact Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, regarding this resource.

Compustat (S&P via WRDS)
Subscription includes Monthly Updates (North America, Bank, Historical Segments, Snapshot), Quarterly Updates (ExecuComp), Other Compustat (North America – Annual Updates, Marginal Tax Rates), Legacy Compustat (Legacy – North America FTP), and Tools. For most companies, annual history is available back to 1950 and quarterly history back to 1962 with monthly market history back to 1962. In WRDS, hover your mouse over the date fields in the query forms for min/max dates available.
Content: See our Compustat page for full content and data description.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Corporate Restructurings – Bankruptcies (Thomson Reuters via SDC Platinum)
Subscription includes the Full Detail database and the Limited Detail database. The Full Detail database (1988-present, updated monthly) provides over 200 items on all U.S. public companies that have $10 million or more in assets and have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection or companies with assets over $50 million that have had a default or an exchange offer at a substantial discount to face value. The Limited Detail database (1980-1988, not updated) covers all U.S. public companies with assets of $1 million or more that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Access: Wisconsin School of Business faculty can have the software loaded onto their desktop. Contact Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, regarding this resource.

CRSP: Center for Research in Security Prices (Chicago Booth via WRDS)
The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) maintains the most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets. Additional CRSP files provide stock indices, beta-based and cap-based portfolios, treasury bond and risk-free rates, mutual funds, and real estate data.
Content: See our CRSP page for full content and data description.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Datastream Professional (Thomson Reuters)
Integrates economic research and strategy with asset analysis in one integrated application. The Datastream platform provides a huge range of global financial data (real time and historical), Thomson Reuters content, Reuters News, and powerful charting applications.
Content: See our Datastream Professional page for full content and data description.
Access: Wisconsin School of Business faculty can have the software loaded onto their desktop. Contact Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, regarding this resource.

Directory of Resources for Researchers (UW-Madison)
This Directory contains searchable information — provided by resource owners and service providers — about broadly shared UW-Madison resources and services that support research in the sciences, arts, and humanities. The Directory launched in June 2017 with a partial inventory. Resources and services are added and updated frequently. The Directory is managed by the Office of Campus Research Cores in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

DISC: Data & Information Services Center (UW-Madison Libraries)
The Data & Information Services Center (DISC) from UW-Madison Libraries provides quantitative, numeric microdata (including ICPSR and Roper Center data) for researchers and students conducting secondary analysis in the social sciences. For DISC users not familiar with statistical software, they have an array of data products with menu-based interfaces. Longitudinal surveys, macroeconomic indicators, election studies, population studies, socialization patterns, poverty measures, labor force participation, public opinion polls, education and health data, and census data comprise the scope of the collection.
Access: Visit http://www.disc.wisc.edu/ for information on accessing the collections.

DMEF Academic Data: Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (WRDS)
Four individual data sets, each containing customer buying history for about 100,000 customers of nationally known catalog and non-profit database marketing businesses are available through DMEF to approved academic researchers for use within academic situations. Corporate names are anonymous and customer names and addresses have been removed, but the business type is indicated. ZIP codes have been retained (if possible) to provide a potential link to Census ZIP level demographics.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Dow Jones Averages & Total Return Indexes (WRDS)
The Dow Jones Averages are comprised of The Daily and Monthly Dow Jones Composite (DJA), The Dow Jones Industrial (DJI), The Dow Jones Transportation (DJT), The Dow Jones Utility (DJU), the Dow 10, and The Dow 5. The Dow Jones Total Return Indexes are introduced by Dow Jones Indexes as part of the Dow Jones Total Market Index Series. The Total Return Indexes account for reinvested dividends. Data for the Total Return Indexes is available after 1987.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Efficient Frontier by WRDS (WRDS)
Select portfolio composition and calculate corresponding Efficient Frontier, Optimal Complete Portfolio, Optimal Risky Portfolio, etc.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Event Study by WRDS (WRDS)
The event studies are used to analyze the market reaction to firm specific and market-wide events using either returns or volume around the time when event occurred. Some examples include earnings announcements, M&As, new capital issues, and announcements of macroeconomic variables such as unemployment or trade deficit. Event studies are also used to measure the impact on the value of a firm resulting from a change in the regulatory environment or to assess the damages. In most applications, the focus is on the effect of event on the price of a particular class of firm securities, primarily common equity. WRDS Event Study allows running event studies on equities, plots charts on Mean Cumulative Returns with significance intervals, and also outputs data used behind the scenes. Forthcoming studies include: Daily Event Studies based on Capital IQ Key Development events; Intra Day Second-by-Second Event Studies based on TAQ data; International Event Studies; and Long-Run Event Studies.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Eventus (Cowan Research via WRDS)
Eventus performs event studies using data read directly from CRSP stock databases or pre-extracted from any source. The Eventus system includes utility programs to convert calendar dates to CRSP trading day numbers, convert CUSIP identifiers to CRSP permanent identification numbers, and extract event study cumulative or compounded abnormal returns for cross-sectional analysis. From Cowan Research via WRDS.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

FactSet (WRDS)
Subscription includes FactSet Fundamentals (North America: US and Canada and International: Non-US and Canada), FactSet Ownership (LionShares), Information, and Tools.
Content: See our FactSet page for full content and data description.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Fama-French Portfolios & Liquidity Factors (WRDS)
Includes Fama-French Factors and Research Portfolios, Pastor-Stambaugh Liquidity series, and the Sadka Liquidity measures.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Federal Reserve Bank Reports (WRDS)
The Federal Reserve Bank Reports in WRDS contain three databases collected from Federal Reserve Banks: Foreign Exchange Rates and Interest Rates come from Reports published from the Federal Reserve Board; State Composite Indexes comes from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Financial Ratios Suite by WRDS (WRDS)
WRDS Financial Ratio is a latest addition to the WRDS analytics platform. It’s a web based engine that delivers over 70 pre-calculated financial ratios for all U.S. companies across eight different categories (Valuation, Liquidity, Profitability, and etc). Researchers can easily obtain both firm-level and industry-level ratios through point-and-click on the web query. This product can be used by researchers as a convenient tool to obtain firm-level and/or industry-level ratios as characteristics for controls in empirical research.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Global New Issues (Thomson Reuters via SDC Platinum)
New Issues databases provide authoritative coverage of global equity issues, Eurobonds, U.S. Private Placements, and more — giving you the same critical information used by leading investment banks and top financial publications. The New Issues databases cover more than 290,000 transactions and include coverage as far back as 1970. These databases include data highlights such as issuer profiles, managers and fees, offering terms, financial data, and shares offered.
Access: Wisconsin School of Business faculty can have the software loaded onto their desktop. Contact Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, regarding this resource.

GSI Online: IPO Demo (Thomson Reuters via WRDS)
Thomson Reuters (formerly GSI Online) is an award-winning specialty provider of public-record business transaction information to law and accounting firms, investment banks, corporations and the business press. Subscription includes the IPO Demo which covers Registrations and Prospectus.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

I/B/E/S Academic (Thomson Reuters via WRDS)
The Institutional Brokers Estimates System (IBES) provides consensus and detail forecasts from security analysts, including earnings per share, revenue, cash flow, long-term growth projections and stock recommendations. In WRDS, hover your mouse over the date fields in the query forms for min/max dates available.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Infogroup (WRDS)
Infogroup gathers geographic location-related business and residential data from various public data sources, such as local yellow pages, credit card billing data, etc. Subscription includes the Historical Business (Academic version) database which starts in 1997 and largely focuses on US sectors. The Historical Business data is a calendar year-end snapshot of local business data. It contains business identification, location, industry, corporation hierarchy, employment, sales, and other fields.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) (WRDS)
Subscription includes Incentive Lab, Incentive Lab – Europe, Directors, Directors Legacy, and Shareholder Proposals S&P 1500.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Intraday Indicators by WRDS (WRDS)
The WRDS Intraday Database contains daily stock market indicators obtained from NYSE TAQ data. At daily frequency, it provides, per stock, variables such as: Volume (before opening, during trading hours and after closing), Returns during market hours, Lee-Ready buy/sell trade volume, Variance ratios, Lambda (price impact coefficient), Spreads, Intraday volatility, Value weighted average price, etc. The objective is to facilitate research by overcoming extensive programming time and user’s computational limitations on calculating these indicators using complex TAQ data. Another advantage is the ability to use many of these variables as “right-hand-side” variables. It requires license to NYSE TAQ data. Data begins in 1993.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

ISSM: The Institute for the Study of Security Markets (WRDS)
The Institute for the Study of Security Markets (ISSM) database contains tick-by-tick data covering the NYSE and AMEX between 1983 and 1992, and NASDAQ between 1987 and 1992. Each year of data is divided into two files, one for trades and one for quotes.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Linking Suite by WRDS (WRDS)
The WRDS Linking Suite allows our users to easily download link table between various heavily used databases on WRDS platform: Bond CRSP Link allows users to directly link fixed income data at the individual bond level to the equity data from the CRSP database, and IBES CRSP Link provides the historical matching of IBES TICKER with CRSP PERMNO. Coming soon: TAQ CRSP Link provides the link between TAQ SYMBOL and CRSP PERMNO, and Option Metrics CRSP Link provides the link between OptionMetrics SECID and CRSP PERMNO.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Mergers & Acquisitions (Thomson Reuters via SDC Platinum)
All corporate transactions involving at least 5% of the ownership of a company where the transaction was valued at $1 million or more (after 1992, deals of any value are covered) or where the value of the transaction was undisclosed. Public and private transactions are covered. Date coverage is from 1979 to present domestically and 1985 to present internationally.
Access: Wisconsin School of Business faculty can have the software loaded onto their desktop. Contact Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, regarding this resource.

MFLINKS: Mutual Fund Links (WRDS)
The MFLINKS tables provide a reliable means to join CRSP Mutual Fund (MFDB) data that covers mutual fund performance, expenses, and related information to equity holdings data in the TFN/CDA S12 datasets. Using MFLINKS allows a researcher to gather detail on holdings for either particular funds or fund families and groups of funds at specific points in time.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

MSRB: Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (WRDS)
As the primary regulator of the $3.7 trillion municipal security market, the MSRB collects and makes publicly available through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA). The trades represent transactions by investors and dealers in the over-the-counter market for municipal securities issued by municipal entities, including states, counties, cities and special tax districts.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

NAIC InfoPro (National Association of Insurance Commissioners)
Annual statement data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is accessible on the Wisconsin School of Business server on the “graingerrsh4” drive. Available years include Property/Casualty (1991-1994 and 1997-current) and Life/Accident & Health (1992-current).
User Guide: Please see our NAIC Directions document for instructions on using this data.
Access: Contact Peggy Smith, Reference and Data Librarian, regarding this resource.

OTC Markets (WRDS)
Access the most comprehensive, timely and accurate data available on the 10K securities that trade on the OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink Marketplaces.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Penn World Tables (WRDS)
The Penn World Tables provides national income accounts-type of variables converted to international prices. The homogenization of national accounts to a common numeraire allows valid comparisons of income among countries. Data comes from Alan Heston, Robert Summers and Bettina Aten, Penn World Table Version 6.1, Center for International Comparisons at the University of Pennsylvania, October 2002 (CICUP).
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Peters and Taylor Total Q (WRDS)
Extract data on firms’ “Total q” ratio and the replacement cost of firms’ intangible capital. Researchers must currently have access to Compustat. Total q = improved Tobin’s q proxy that includes intangible capital in the denominator. Compustat firms, 1950 – 2015
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

PHLX: United Currency Options Market (UCOM) (WRDS)
The Philadelphia Stock Exchange’s United Currency Options Market (UCOM) offers choice of expiration date, strike (exercise) price, premium payment and any combination of 10 currencies currently available for a total of 100 possible currency pairs.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Public Data (WRDS)
Public data on WRDS comes from a variety of sources in the public domain. WRDS converts the data into a consistent format and updates it on a regular basis. The databases are organized into content areas. Our growing collection currently includes: NYC Yellow Taxi Trips, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Healthcare.
Content: See our Public Data page for full content and data description.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Research Quotient (WRDS)
Analyze and measure the effectiveness of a firm’s R&D. Free to Academic institutions with current subscription to S&P Capital IQ Compustat. What is RQ? Research Quotient = percentage increase in revenue from a 1% increase in R&D. RQ is the output elasticity of R&D. RQ offers a universal, uniform, and reliable measure of a firm’s R&D productivity.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

SAS Visual Analytics (WRDS)
SAS Visual Analytics provides a complete platform for analytics visualization, enabling you to identify patterns and relationships in data that weren’t initially evident. Interactive, self-service business intelligence and reporting capabilities are combined with out-of-the-box advanced analytics so everyone can discover insights from any size and type of data, including text.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

S&P Capital IQ
The S&P Capital IQ platform combines deep global company information, credit ratings and research, and market research with powerful tools for risk assessments. The web and Excel-based platform provides easy access to both real-time and historical information on companies, markets, transactions, and people worldwide.
Content: See our S&P Capital IQ page for full content and data description.
Access: Restricted to Wisconsin School of Business faculty and currently enrolled students. S&P Capital IQ is installed on four computers in the Business Library. Available on-campus only. Contact Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, regarding this resource.

SEC Order Execution (WRDS)
On November 15, 2000, the SEC adopted new rules aimed at improving public disclosure of order execution and routing practices. As a result of Rule 11Ac1-5, market centers that trade national market system securities must make monthly, electronic disclosures of basic information concerning their quality of executions on a stock-by-stock basis. Data is available on WRDS through 2005, and is no longer updated.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

TAQ: Trade and Quote Database (NYSE via WRDS)
The Trade and Quote database contains intraday transactions data (trades and quotes) for all securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and American Stock Exchange (AMEX), as well as NASDAQ National Market System (NMS) and Small Cap issues. Both Monthly TAQ (whole-second level) and Daily TAQ (millisecond level) are available for access through WRDS.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

Thomson Research (Thomson Reuters via Thomson ONE)
Provides access to 10K, ARS, 8K, 10Q, and Registration Statements from 1997 to date from over 980 of the world’s leading firms and covering more than 30,000 companies worldwide. Powerful integrated capabilities—like presentation-ready financials and batch printing—let you design financials, filings, and news to your specifications.
Access: Contact Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, regarding this resource.

TRACE: Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (FINRA via WRDS)
TRACE is the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) over-the-counter (OTC) corporate bond market real-time price dissemination service. TRACE consolidates transaction data for all eligible corporate bonds – investment grade, high yield and convertible debt. As a result, individual investors and market professionals can access information on 100 percent of OTC activity representing over 99 percent of total U.S. corporate bond market activity in over 30,000 securities.
Access: The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) provides access to this resource through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WSB faculty and graduate students may request accounts by selecting the Register tab on the Sign In panel. WSB faculty may also request class access for undergraduates. Registration requires a UW-Madison email address, and account information will be sent to you in about 48 hours.

VentureXpert (Thomson Reuters via Thomson ONE)
VentureXpert is the single source for comprehensive information covering venture, buyouts, funds, private equity, firms, executives, portfolio companies and limited partners.
Access: Restricted to Wisconsin School of Business faculty and doctoral students. Licensed for 4 simultaneous users. Contact Michael Enyart, Director of the Business Library, regarding this resource.