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Finding data

A guide to financial and socio-economic data such as Compustat, LSEG Workspace, SDC Platinum, WRDS, and CRSP

Company sources

This section presents data sources that collect company data. Examples include data on number of employees, total assets, or R&D expenditures. We also include sources for data on ownership structures, mergers & acquisitions, and governance data such as executive compensation. The sources mentioned here are licensed, and the links only work for students or researchers affiliated with the VU. Most sources can be accessed from home. If you need instructions on how to get access, you can check the information on the library web site.

Before you start downloading data from databases it is a good idea to consult the Libguide on Working with data.