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Text and Data Mining: Support

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.

Where to get Text-Mining Support

Support from Subject Librarians

Subject librarians can help those interesting in text or data mining in a variety of ways, including:

  • assistance refining research questions
  • advising on appropriate approaches, and
  • direction to resources and other librarians that can help with implementation.

Identify your subject librarian on the Libraries' E-Research by Discipline page, or on the Health Sciences Library's Connect with a Subject Expert page.

Support from the Licensing Team

Every vendor's policies on text and data mining are different. Often, even if a vendor prohibits text or data mining under the University's license, researchers can negotiate for permission, sometimes for a fee. Depending on the researcher's needs, The University Libraries' Licensing Team can:

  • help researchers understand licensing terms
  • provide contact information for individual vendors, or
  • lobby specific vendors for text or data mining abilities.

Researchers can contact the Licensing Team by emailing

Support from the Davis Library Research Hub

Text and data mining can be daunting. Librarians at the Davis Library Research Hub staff can assist researchers in designing and implementing technical approaches and suggest appropriate ways to analyze data. Connect with us!

Also check our workshop schedule for recurring sessions on programming with R, Python, and more.

Further Resources