You must register before you can use it. Please note that the database is not available to undergraduates.
Datasets (non-subscribed): to view a full list of available datasets in WRDS, log in and select ‘get data’. Then, select ‘all your subscriptions’ or go directly to the subscriptions page. Selecting one of the databases will allow you to access 'overview documents' and accompanying manuals.
Guides: Once you are logged in, under the 'support' tab you will find WRDS guides, manuals and overviews; for example: how to run a web query.
Videos from WRDS:
Video demonstration from the Library:
This short video provides a demonstration of a simple search using the WRDS query form. The query form is the same across all the databases accessible in WRDS. The database in the video is Compustat.