Research Data Resources

Audit Analytics
Detailed U.S. audit information on over 1,200 accounting firms and 15,000 publicly registered companies.
Access: WRDS

Thomson Reuters (Eikon) 
Enables students to monitor and analyze financial information by providing them access to real time market data, news, fundamental data and analytics tools
Access: Finance and Data Analytics lab

Canadian Financial Markets Research Centre (CFMRC)
Daily and monthly Toronto Stock Exchange trading information.
Access: CFMRC

Capital IQ
Information on both public and private capital markets along with applications for analysis.
Access: Access via the Finance and Data Analytics Lab.

Center for Research in Securities Markets (CRSP)
Security price, return and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets along with stock indices, beta- and cap-based portfolios, treasury bond and risk-free rates databases.
Access: WRDS

Compustat Global Vantage
Financial and market data, focusing on the non-U.S. and non-Canadian marketplace.
Access: WRDS

Compustat North America
Database of U.S. and Canadian fundamental and market information on more than 24,000 active and inactive publicly held companies. It provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items.
Access: WRDS

Datastream
Data on asset classes, estimates, fundamentals, indices, international equity, fixed income, derivatives, macroeconomic and financial data.
Access: Contact Blake Phillips to obtain software and login access.

Qualtrics: Online survey software. Allows researchers to prepare and host a survey that includes a wide variety of question types and applications, including text and graphic questions. Provides online data collection and analysis.
Access: Contact Krista Fiolleau (k2fiolle@uwaterloo.ca)

IBES
Summary and individual analyst forecasts of company earnings, cash flows, and other important financial items, as well as buy-sell-hold recommendations.
Access: WRDS

LexisNexis Academic
Full-text news, business, and legal publications, with a variety of flexible search options.
Access: UW Library

Mergent Fixed Income Securities Database
Database of publically offered U.S. bonds for over 140,000 corporate, corporate MTN (medium term note), supranational, U.S. Agency, and U.S. Treasury debt securities with more than 550 data items. FISD provides details on debt issues and the issuers, as well as transactions by insurance companies.
Access: WRDS

Morningstar Direct
Data on closed and open-end mutual funds, equity ownership, ETFs, hedge funds and pension funds.
Access: Contact Ranjini Jha.

OptionMetrics
Historical price and implied volatility data for the U.S. equity and index options markets.
Access: WRDS

RiskMetrics
Corporate governance data including shareholder proposals, directors, corporate takeover defense, shareholder proposal and voting results.
Access: WRDS

Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)
The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 336,600 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 272,800 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.
Access:SSRN

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
A web-based business data research platform from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. WRDS provides access to many business research databases, alnong with tools for using them.
Access: WRDS