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Email your data question to or make an appointment with a librarian using the button below.

Data Starting Points

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Not sure where to start? Try a Data Compendium or Portal

The data compendia listed below provide data across multiple subject areas. Data portals allow you to search data from diverse sources.

If you are not sure what type of data you are looking for, a compendia is a good place to start exploring for possibilities. 

Featured Compendia

Key Data Portals


Based in E.H. Little Library, Data CATS supports students, faculty, and staff with data analytics work. Their complimentary services include data collection, organization, analysis, visualization, and interpretation. To consult with Data CATS

  • Visit the library's Research & Design Studio during open office hours:
    • Sunday – Thursday: 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 – 9:00 PM
      • Open office hours cover every subject. However, specialized faculty consultants administer them according to this schedule
  • Complete this Google Form to request an appointment. 
    • You can request specific subjects and/or tutors. All Data CATS tutors are listed on this website
  • Email Laurie Heyer:

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