The Collaboratory team provides consultation and instructional services related to data access and use. We are also interested in supporting interdisciplinary humanities, social science, and fine art teaching and research projects, and in working with individuals and groups using analytical methodologies that rely on the creation, analysis, and visualization of complex datasets. We maintain a research guide on training resources for software supported by the Collaboratory.

Quantitative Data Resources

Sources of quantitative and numeric data include public databases, subscription sources, and limited access tools and subscriptions. Consultations are available to help identify and recommend data for teaching, learning, and research use. 

  • Government data sources (including Census data)
  • Datastream (Collaboratory access only)

Spatial Data Resources

The Collaboratory is the primary point of contact for the Esri Campus Site License. Additionally, UCSB Library maintains an extensive collection of spatial datasets on local servers, which are accessible through the Collaboratory workstations. 

Social Media Data Resources

Our team is available to support researchers who want to explore working with social media data sources such as Twitter. We offer access, consultation, and instruction for a number of tools and products.

  • Twitter Public API using twarc
  • Crimson Hexagon
  • NCapture