Access is provided through the WRDS platform. This platform can be accessed using a Day Pass. A video explaining the use of the Day Pass is available here.
The Day Pass is sufficient for access to the data, both on campus and remotely. In exceptional cases, for example if you need access to the programming backend in WRDS, you can use a WRDS account. You can apply for a personal account by clicking 'register' at the top of the WRDS home page, and filling out the application form. Bachelor students should apply for a Master account type.
Compustat (Capital IQ) is a collection of databases with data on publicly listed companies.
1) The Compustat Global and Compustat North America database have financial statement data for different types of companies. Some companies, however, are both financial type as well asindustrial type companies and they sometimes do more than one financial statement for a specific fiscal year.
2) The Trucost database can have more than one ESG type score for a specific fiscal year for a company. Make sure to check the data for this if this is important.
Several good manuals are available in the Support section of the WRDS platform. These include an online manual and two specific content guides: ‘Understanding the data’, and ‘Using the data’.
The links below provide some practical information on using Compustat: