Michigan State University

The Main Library is open, though we have reduced hours. We have temporarily closed study spaces to support the request that students self-quarantine. Study spaces will remain closed until Monday, Sept. 28, but we will maintain access to patron services for material check out and pick up. Outside of safety, our top priority is to provide access to all of our collections. We continue to offer virtual services. We also are paging materials and will continue to mail materials to faculty, staff, and students living off-campus. We encourage you to use our convenient distance services. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for more information.

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