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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 extraction.
  • 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.

Researcher Services

Researcher Services provides assistance to those seeking to discover, evaluate and interpret data sources, including those listed on our Social Science Data Resources subject guide.

Researcher Services librarians can support you as you seek to discover information, organize knowledge, and solve problems. Let us help you make informed research choices. Use this directory to find a librarian assigned to your subject area of research:  Contact a Librarian. Librarians are also listed on these Subject Guides.


The UC Davis DataLab facilitates the application of Data Science and Informatics methods and best practices to enhance research and learning in all domains across the University.  DataLab provides support and training from method and algorithm development to analysis and visualization of translational, high-impact data-driven research.

DataLab can assist in:

◦Using data science tools
◦Cleaning, transforming, and structuring data for analysis
◦Data analysis via statistical and machine learning and modeling
◦Visualization for exploratory data analysis and presentation of results
◦Computational issues
◦Other data science education and implementation resources at UC Davis

For more information visit: DataLab | (530) 752‑1138

Data Management

Best practices in Data Management ensure key data are easily discoverable and accessible for the benefit of researchers. To learn more about how to manage, share, publish and preserve your data, visit the Data Management site.