Data discovery and access

UVA Library provides a collection of data sources to support quantitative research. You can learn more about finding data through various sources or review licensed data sources available through the Library.

Get help with data

Do you need help finding or accessing data for your research? Our Data Librarian can work with you to

  • search for and locate existing data sources,
  • access and use data sources, software tools, and online databases licensed by the Library,
  • talk researchers through licensing proprietary datasets, and
  • understand data documentation and codebooks.

Contact our Data Librarians at for a consultation.

Building the collections

You may also be interested in our Data Collection Development Policy, which governs the collection development and acquisition of data at UVA Library. Or, you can recommend the Library purchase a dataset.