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Library Data Commons @Curry

Sheila C. Johnson Library Data Commons @Curry 
The Library Data Commons @Curry (LDCC) provides group and individual study spaces, a data computer, 4 public computers, a public printer, photocopier, a free scanner/digital sender, a large presentation space, and 2 reservable meeting spaces. Two librarians and three data specialists have offices in the Library Data Commons and are available to consult with you about your research  and data needs.

LOCATION:   Ruffner Hall, room 302, #44 on this map
TELEPHONE: 434-982-2664
EMAIL: Kay Buchanan, Librarian for Education

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm*
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
Click here to view exceptions to these hours and the hours for all libraries at UVA.

Curry Librarian's Newsletter Archives  Keep up-to-date on scholarly resources, data,  trends, and professional development opportunities.

Research Data Services Newsletter.  Subscribe to the Library's Research Data Services newsletter to learn more about upcoming workshops and events, new tools and data sources, and our many consultation services.

Handbook Collection

Reserve one of our two meeting spaces. Seats 8-10 and have a  monitor and whiteboard. 

Reserve the data computer. List of data software on that computer.

Researchers in the Curry School of Education are building a makerspace for K-12 education in the Library Data Commons. More information will be available here this Fall.

The guides below help you locate databases, journals, books, statistics, data sets, test instruments, and other resources useful to you when you are writing papers and engaging in other types of academic research. 

  1. All UVa Library Research Guides
  2. Administration and Supervision
  3. Athletic Training
  4. Children's Literature
  5. Clinical Psychology
  6. Comparative Education
  7. Counselor Education
  8. Curry Off-Grounds Program
  9. Education
  10. Education Policy
  11. Ed Psychology: Applied Developmental Science
  12. English Language Learners
  13. Gifted Education
  14. Higher Education
  15. Instructional Technology
  16. Kinesiology
  17. Reading
  18. Research, Statistics & Evaluation 
  19. Social Foundations of Education
  20. Special Education
  21. Speech Pathology and Audiology
  22. Student Affairs


  1. University Library's main website
  2. Schedule a research consultation with a librarian.
    Kay Buchanan email or 434.982.2664
  3. Schedule a data consultation with one of our data experts.
  4. Children's Book Collection & Resources for Children's Literature
  5. Data Computer  Datasets and research software such as NVivo, SPSS, and Stata are available on the Data Computer in the LDCC. It can be reserved for up to 4 hours per day.  
  6. Interlibrary Loan Service - Don't pay to get a journal or book. Instead, use this free library service.
  7. Journal Finder or BrowZine. use can use either the Journal Finder or Browzine to access full text journals to which UVa subscribes
  8. Printer and copier in the LDCC
  9. RefWorks. This bibliographic management software is free to U.Va. affiliates if you sign up with your U.Va. email address. See the RefWorks Guide for more information.
  10. Scanner and Digital Sender in the LDCC. Free scanning! You can digitize a chapter from one of the handbooks in the Library Data Commons and email it to yourself. You can also scan and email other documents that you need digitized.
  11. Video and Media Resources 
  12. VIRGO, UVa Library's online catalog

Attend our research workshops or schedule a research consultation to learn more about locating journal articles, finding test instruments, writing literature reviews; becoming proficient in APA citation style; making the most of RefWorks software; navigating copyright, selecting an appropriate journal in which to publish, and more.


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Information Technology Services (ITS)
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Printing & Copy Services
Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)
Editors and Writing Assistance (fee based)

Comfy SeatingComfy Seating

Research Handbooks Research Handbooks

Presentation SpacePresentation Space

Meeting Spaces Meeting Spaces

Relax or Study Relax or Study

Scanner & SenderScanner & Sender

Data Computer



Kay A. Buchanan

Kay Buchanan, Research Librarian-Education (your Curry Librarian)

Jenn Huck, Data Discovery & Acquisition Librarian

Jenn Huck, Data Discovery & Acquisition Librarian


Dr. Nancy Kechner,  Research Software Support and Data Consultant

Bill Corey, Data Management Consultant

Bill Corey, Data Management Consultant


Meagan Christiansen, Research Librarian-Social Sciences

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