Library Services for Social Science Data

Working with Social Science Data?

The UC Davis Library provides a variety of services to faculty, students and researchers who are working with numeric and structured social science data.

We can help you

  • Discover, evaluate, and acquire data sources, including GIS data.
  • Solve technical data issues, such as file format conversion problems, and data scraping.
  • Analyze and visualize data.
  • Manage, publish, and preserve data.

To inquire about our services contact:

David Michalski, Researcher Services|   UC Davis Library

Visit our Social Sciences Data Resources subject guide

Or submit your inquiry online:

Social Science Data Request Form

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In addition to these Library Services, which we offer to the campus, the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences  makes its Social Science Data Service (SSDS) available to Faculty and Graduate Student affiliates of the Division of Social Sciences.  SSDS provides quantitative computing and software, statistical labs, cold room storage, consulting, and other data services for affiliates of the Division of Social Sciences.

Research Support

Research Support Services provides assistance to users seeking to discover, evaluate and interpret data sources, including those listed on our Social Science Data Resources subject guide. Library Research Consultations are available on the 2nd Floor of Shields Library, Monday through Friday, between 11-5PM.

Digital Scholar’s Lab

The Digital Scholars Lab’s services are free to all UC Davis undergraduate, graduate and professional students, faculty, researchers and academics. Two to three weeks of advanced notice is required for most research projects, so book your appointment today.   Data Science Initiative suite, 3rd Floor, Shields Library | (530) 752‑1138 | |

Data Management Program

The Data Management Program works to ensure key data are easily discoverable and accessible for the benefit of UC Davis researchers in all disciplines. To learn more about how to manage, share, publish and preserve your data, visit the Data Management Program services site.