Faculty Research Databases

The following databases are licensed for academic research purposes only.

Provides historical time series data for a variety of securities and markets worldwide.  Use Datastream to find historical equity, index, commodity, currency, ond, futures, options, economic data, etc.  The Excel add-on allows researchers to download data on multiple securities simultaneously. 

Access is available to current A.B. Freeman students and faculty via one dedicated terminal in the Turchin Library. Refer to the printed user manuals near the terminal or contact Betsy Clementson at 504-865-5311 for further information.

Social Sciences Research Network
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The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 126,000 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 97,200 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing Submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. Hundreds of journals, publishers, and institutions in Partners in Publishing provide working papers for distribution through SSRN's eLibrary and abstracts for publication in SSRN's electronic journals. We have campuswide access to the Accounting Research Network (ARN), Economics Research Network (ERN), Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network (ERPN), Financial Economics Network (FEN), Management Research Network (MRN), Marketing Research Network (MKTG), and the Negotiations Research Network (NEG). To register, click on the "free registration" text in the upper left hand corner of the home page.

SDC Platinum Academic
Available on a workstation in Turchin Library (3rd floor-GW1)
As the world's foremost financial transactions database, SDC Platinum is the source for the most thorough and accurate account of the entire global financial marketplace. Providing the most detailed information available on new issues, M&A, syndicated loans, private equity, project finance, poison pills, and more, SDC Platinum is the industry standard in financial transactions information. We have access to Worldwide Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as the 13-F CDA Institutional Holdings.

Web of Science
Web of Science provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
Wharton Research Data Services is a comprehensive economic and financial data management system intended solely for research purposes. The WRDS subscription provides currently employed A.B. Freeman faculty, and currently enrolled Ph.D., and Masters students access to the WRDS site, for an unlimited number of users.   The data, licensed to the Wharton School from various sources, cover a wide range of databases across multiple disciplines. The data are maintained and supported by Wharton staff. The WRDS system is now licensed to over 280 leading universities and government institutions worldwide.  A.B. Freeman School of Business subscribes to 24 datasets

A.B. Freeman faculty and graduate students may request a User ID and password at WRDS.

WRDS Accounts will be reviewed each semester.


Last Updated 5/15/14
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