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Master of Applied Data Science (MADS)

Suggested library resources for students in the U-M School of Information's online Master of Applied Data Science program.

Finding data via the library

U-M Library provides access to various types of data (numeric, geospatial, textual data, "big data" as well as smaller datasets of both data and statistics). These data are available in various ways. Some may be unique datasets purchased separately or content available via a licensed data or statistics database. Access to some datasets may involve signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

About finding data

Examples of unique data collections

  • CoreLogic Parcel Level Real Estate Data Aggregated data from individual, parcel-level real estate transactions and financial records. We have licensed access to Tax, Deed, and Foreclosure data at the parcel level for every county in the United States.
  • Web of Science citation indexes XML files - described here, available by request
  • Brandwatch has full firehose data back to 2010 for Twitter, Reddit and Tumblr. It does not have Facebook or Instagram data. Use Brandwatch to search and view analytics. The Library pays for a limited number of Brandwatch queries or projects. Fill out the form to request access to one of those queries. Brandwatch can be used for academic research only.
  • InfoGroupUSA business historical data files

Data and statistics databases