Michigan State University

Data Services

Data Services assists researchers with data and statistical resources across the entire research lifecycle, as both consumers and producers of data.

Identify & Access Data and Statistics

  • E-Resources and Research Guides
  • Research Help: Ask a Librarian
    • Assistance identifying and facilitating access to data sets and statistics within our library collection and from outside resources
      • Each subject librarian will be familiar with statistical sources in the various disciplinary areas.
      • Contact Scout Calvert with all general inquiries.
  • Instructional Support
    • The development of quantitative literacy is supported by instruction on data and statistical resources available through the library and on the Internet. In-class instruction and course specific research guides are available by request.
  • Data Acquisitions

Create & Manage Your Data

  • Research Data Management Guidance
    • Advising, training, and resources to help you plan for and implement a system of care for your research data in order to ensure a (re)usable resource.
    • Consultation on grant-funder mandated data management plans.
    • Connection to campus resources that facilitate the collection, organization, storage, sharing, and preservation of original MSU produced research data.
  • Digital Text Services
    • Assistance and potential collaboration in the area of digital humanities and the creation and management of digital text.
    • Project advising, text and corpus services, data/text visualization, digitization, and metadata support.


Scout Calvert
Data Librarian, Digital Information & Systems