|Database||Platforms||Modules||Content||Data Match||Time-Series Units||Scope & Years Covered||Data Extraction/ Download Formats||Suggested Research Level|
|Bloomberg||Bloomberg||Corporate, Equity, Bonds||Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Securities Prices, EPS, Market Cap, WCC||CUSIP, TICKER||Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually||International; 1990- present for active securities||Screen grabs, limited downloading with Excel plug-in (note: Bloomberg is only in Market Information Lab)||3rd year courses upward for finance students; doctoral, faculty|
|Bureau Van Dijk||WRDS, *flat files||Amadeus, Orbis, Osiris||Income Statement, Balance Sheet||TICKER, NAICs||Annually, quarterly||International; 2007- previous to current year||FTP, Excel, CVS, SAS, SPSS||Doctoral, faculty
*Aria Novanto (firstname.lastname@example.org) can provide access to flatfiles
|CompuStat||WRDS||Capital IQ||Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Limited Security Prices||CUSIP, TICKER, SIC||Annually, quarterly||US, Global, 1950- previous to current year||Excel, CVS, SAS, SPSS||Specialized masters, doctoral, faculty|
|CRSP||WRDS||CRSP||US Daily Stocks||CUSIP, TICKER, SIC||Annually, monthly, quarterly||1952- previous to current year||Excel, CVS, SAS, SPSS||Specialized masters, doctoral, faculty|
|Datastream||Eikon||Datastream for Office||Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Security Prices, EPS||CUSIP, TICKER, SIC||Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually||1972- present||CVS, Excel add-in||Doctoral, faculty|
|Capital IQ||Capital IQ||Screener||Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Securities Prices, EPS, Transcripts||TICKER SIC, NAICs||Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually||2010- present||CVS, Excel add-in||All classes, doctoral, faculty|
|Refinitiv||Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Securities Prices, EPS||CUSIP, TICKER, SIC||Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually||varies||Excel add-in||Investment academy, doctoral, faculty|
SDC Platinum is a suite of databases produced by Refinitiv, formerly Thomson Reuters. It is used for event studies or time-series observations/transactions, mainly for strategy, but also for organizational studies. Illinois has access to following databases in the suite and their time coverage:
SDC is available for UIUC current students and faculty to use for academic purposes on extensive time-series secondary business research. Alums and community users are not allowed to use it due to licensing agreements.
During the pandemic, the University had an agreement to use Citrix for remote desktop access. However, that has been discontinued, due to changes in the license.
For convenience, two locations supply SDC client-server platform database. Those locations are as follows:
Appointment to learn how to use the database is highly recommended. It is not intuitive. Email BIS@library.illinois for a consultation.
(NOTE: Please break down large data sets into smaller chunks. Otherwise the download will time out. Start by choosing a 5 year window and a few industries.)
To inquire further please contact: email@example.com
The Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) repository consists of many datasets in the areas of accounting, economics, and finance available in a web interface and can be downloaded into many formats, including SAS. WRDS acts as a subscription gateway or a shell to other subscription datasets. The data are maintained and supported by Wharton staff. The data modules
ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services)- provides executive compensation performance metrics, goals and payout structure. Includes peer data for benchmarking.
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