Collaboratory-only Resources

Crimson Hexagon, Datastream, and two shared folders (Public Open Data and UCSB-Only Data) are accessible only in the Collaboratory. The shared folders contain geospatial data, US Census data (including a collection of Current Population Surveys, use Library Search for the title "CPS Utilities"), household consumer expenditures, and more. For more information about access, please visit the Collaboratory during walk-in hours, or contact collaboratory [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu.

Hathi Trust

As a member of the Hathi Trust consortium, UCSB affiliates may access Hathi's full corpus of scanned books via virtual machines or web-based analytics.  HTRC Analytics is designed to be a source of data for those interested mining the text of 16 million volumes of printed texts, mostly in English but including over 400 languages.

More Help

We have a LibGuide to finding, accessing, and using Social Sciences Data and Statistics and another with links to training materials for specialized software and data sources.

Collection Development Policies

If you would like to recommend a purchase or subscription for data, please first review our collection development policies and then contact the appropriate librarian.

Social Sciences Data

Maps, Imagery, and Spatial Data