Library Data Commons @Curry

 Sheila C. Johnson Library Data Commons @Curry 
The Library Data Commons @Curry provides group and individual study spaces, public computers, a public printer, photocopier, a free scanner/digital sender, and a large presentation space. Two librarians and four data specialists have offices in the Library Data Commons  and are available to assist you with your research and data needs.

LOCATION:   Ruffner Hall, room 302, #44 on this map.

TELEPHONE: 434-924-7040
Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm*
Friday 8am-5pm*
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
*Exceptions are posted on this page.

Curry Librarians' Newsletter Archives  Keep up-to-date on scholarly resources, data,  trends, and training opportunities in education.

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 services.

Handbook Collection in the Library Data Commons and online

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. 

Administration and Supervision
Athletic Training
Clinical Psychology
Comparative Education
Counselor Education
Curry Off-Grounds Program
Education Policy
Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science
English Language Learners
Gifted Education
Higher Education
Higher Education Management
Instructional Technology
Research, Statistics & Evaluation 
Social Foundations of Education
Special Education
Speech Pathology and Audiology Program
Student Affairs

All UVa Library Research Guides



1. University Library's Website

2. Accounts You Need (includes how to set up these accounts) 

3. Journal Finder: Find and read journals full text

4. Children's Book Collection & Resources for Children's Literature

5. Printer and copier in the Library Data Commons @Curry

6. Scanner and Digital Sender in the Library Data Commons @Curry. Free scanning! Digitize a chapter from one of the handbooks in the Library Data Commons and email it to yourself or and digitize other documents such as forms.  

7. RefWorks software login. 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.

8. ILS -Interlibrary Services

9. Schedule a research consultation with a librarian.
     Carole Lohman 434.924.7040
     Kay Buchanan 434.982.2664

10. Schedule a research consultation with one of our data services consultants.


Attend our research workshops or schedule a consultation (see above)    to learn about locating journal articles, test instruments, writing literature reviews; becoming proficient   in APA citation style; making the most of RefWorks software; navigating copyright; using research data software; selecting an appropriate journal for publishing your research, and more.

Attend our data workshops  or schedule a 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.


Cavalier Advantage
IRB (Institutional Review Board)
Research Data Services

Comfy Seating

Research Handbooks

Presentation Space

Meeting Spaces

Relax or Study

Scanner & Digital Sender

Kay Buchanan, Head Curry Librarian

Carole Lohman, Curry Concierge Librarian

Dr. Nancy Kechner,  Research Software Support and Data Consultant

Bill Corey, Data Management Consultant

Summer Durrant, Data & Geographical Information Librarian

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