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Text and Data Mining: Home

This guide provides guidance for users interested in doing text and data mining. It includes data sources, support options, and best practices for using content licensed by the University Libraries.

Library Data Services

Library Data Services caters to researchers interested in working with data, mapping, texts, visualization, and technology. Many of these services are available online. Davis Library Data Services, located on the second floor of Davis Library, offers:

  • A computing lab with specialized software for GIS and data visualization & analysis.
  • Walk-in assistance provided by knowledgeable student consultants during set hours
  • Consultations with specialists for more in-depth inquiries (by appointment).
  • Spaces for collaboration and presentation, complete with white boards and external displays.
  • Technology short courses and programs that promote digital scholarship.

What is in this guide?

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Text and data mining (TDM) is the use of computer algorithms to detect patterns and trends in large volumes of (often unstructured) text.

This guide provides resources for text and data mining. Here, you'll find:

  • Best Practices for using resources from the University Libraries for TDM.
  • Data Sources for text and data mining, and information about terms of use for using resources from the University Libraries for TDM.
  • Support - contacts for text and data mining assistance and information.



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Rolando Rodriguez
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