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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 four 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
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm*
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Click here to view additional exceptions for Fall semester hours.

Curry Librarians' 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 now have access to two spaces for using restricted data—Curry Restricted Data Room and IES Secure Project Office.  Click here to find out about or reserve one of the two restricted data rooms in Ruffner Hall,

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. Higher Education Management
  16. Instructional Technology
  17. Kinesiology
  18. Reading
  19. Research, Statistics & Evaluation 
  20. Social Foundations of Education
  21. Special Education
  22. Speech Pathology and Audiology
  23. 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: Use the Journal Finder (JF) to determine if we have a journal online or in print. If online, you have full text access from the JF.
  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 

Attend our data workshops  or schedule a data consultation to learn more about locating data, using statistical software, training on data analysis and statistical methods, using research data software, writing data management plans, and using GIS software.

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)

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Research Handbooks Research Handbooks

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Meeting Spaces Meeting Spaces

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Data Computer



Kay A. Buchanan

Kay Buchanan, Librarian


Dr. Nancy Kechner,  Research Software Support and Data Consultant

Bill Corey, Data Management Consultant

Bill Corey, Data Management Consultant


Dr. Yun Tai, Data Curation Fellow

Dr. Yun Tai, Data Curation Fellow

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