Get the Data You Need

What kind of information do you need to carry out your research?

From surveys and statistics to images, texts, social media posts, and beyond, we can help you try to find the data you’re looking for.

Talk with a specialist

Connect with a specialist who has expertise in your subject area, and who can share tailored advice and materials related to your project.

We welcome questions from any discipline and at any level or stage of research.

Use our guides to find data

  • Refine your research question, consider your method of analysis, and identify relevant databases with our Finding Data guide.
  • Locate data produced by governments with our Finding Statistics and Data Sets guide.
  • Discover data sources in the health sciences
  • Find sources of qualitative data and learn about research methods with our guide to qualitative research.

Apply for licensed access 

If the library doesn’t have licensed access to the data you need, you can apply for a library data grant.

This grant is available to students, staff, and faculty researchers who need access to commercially available data sets not yet licensed by the library.

Explore other data services 

Find out more about how we can help you work with geospatial data and digital mapping and data visualization.

We also provide support for researchers who want to build and strengthen their scholarly profile, get set up with a data management plan, or share and preserve data

Staff at Consulting for Statistics, Computing, and Analytics Research (CSCAR) offer data support and training to the U-M community, most of which is free.

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