Important notes for CREATE! users

Online reservation of CREATE! service is unavailable (except 3D Printing). Please contact our staff at the IT Help Desk for assistance upon your arrival. In order to maintain a safe and pleasant environment, the CREATE! room can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons at a time only. Hence, we may allow the core user who made the reservation for entrance only.


Access to WRDS

Datasets Available via WRDS

  • Compustat Executive Compensation
  • Compustat Global
  • Compustat North America
  • CRSP/Compustat Merged Database
  • I/B/E/S
  • Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS; formerly RiskMetrics) Governance and Directors
  • Thomson Reuters Institutional (13f) Holdings

Important Notes:

Use of the data available on WRDS is restricted to personal educational purposes or CityU research projects only. Departing staff members or graduating students are required to delete all WRDS data from any storage device in any medium. By clicking the link "Access WRDS now" below, you agree to accept these terms of use.

For faculties, research assistants and postgraduate students

Remote access to WRDS is allowed for this group of users. To access WRDS,

  1. Click this link to access the database after authentication: Access WRDS now
  2. At the WRDS entry page, enter your CityU email address.
  3. Click on the Submit button and you will be notified by email with an access link.
  4. Check your CityU email account for the WRDS Day Pass email.
  5. Click the access link in the email to access WRDS (For remote access, please connect to CityU VPN first. Instructions on setting up VPN connection is available at

For other authorized CityU users

For authorized CityU users (excluding alumni, JULAC Library Card holders, SCOPE students and other walk-in users) other than the faculty, research assistants and postgraduate students, access to "WRDS" is provided only via Library workstations. Please approach the Library staff at the IT Help Desk for logging in the database.