Data and Text Mining
Do you need access to a dataset or text corpus for your research?
The Libraries can facilitate access to datasets and text corpora for UMD researchers. We can help you locate data sources, negotiate for access, and, in some cases, purchase or license data. We can also help you find relevant literature and technologies for managing, analyzing, and visualizing data.
Make a request
Your subject specialist librarian can help you find and obtain access to data. Simply complete this short form to start the conversation:
While we'll make every effort to satisfy your request, some datasets and text corpora are very expensive or come with onerous terms and conditions. We will not be able to fulfill requests for datasets with particularly restrictive licenses (for example, one requiring you to use the dataset on a stand-alone computer without network access under supervision). However, in the event that we're unable to obtain the dataset or corpus that you request, we'll work with you to find alternatives or proxies that will enable you to conduct your research.
In addition, please note that publishers and data providers may wish to evaluate your research plans and data needs before providing access to materials.