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Library Data Commons @Curry

Library Data Commons
The Library Data Commons is a gathering place for UVA students and faculty. There is plenty of study space for individuals or groups. In addition there are 3 public computers; a public printer; a photocopier;  a free scanner/digital sender; two meeting spaces can be reserved and a data computer with the following software. You can reserve the data computer for up to four hour increments. Three librarians and two data specialists have offices in the Library Data Commons and are available to consult with you about your research and data needs. Don't forget to bookmark  our  Library Research Subject Guides that linked to the best databases and journals for your research needs.

Location: Ruffner Hall,room 302, #44 on this map
LDCC Telephone: 434-982-2664
Contact: Kay Buchanan, Librarian for Education

LDCC Hours a cloud
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
Exceptions* and Hours for all UVA Libraries

*CLOSED We will be closing on Friday, May 19 at noon for graduation events.


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.

Use Our Collection of Handbooks!

View books in the Handbook Collection

Reference Book Collection

There is a collection of reference books as well as some reference books such as the APA Manual, Writing Literature Reviews, and Research Design by Cresswell.

Reserve Space & Computers in the LDCC

Reserve one of our two meeting spaces, Seats 8-10 people. Each room has a monitor and whiteboard. Bring your laptop if you need a computer. Please ask staff if you need a dongle.

Reserve the data computer The Data computer has datasets and research software available to researchers for  use within the library. This computer is in the Library Data Commons@Curry (Ruffner Hall, Room 302). This computer is available to UVA faculty, staff, and students during normal business hours of the LDCC and can be reserved for up to four hours a day.


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 Spring 2017.

Library Research Subject Guides (LibGuides)

Save time! Want to know which databases you should use? Looking for peer reviewed journal articles? Need to locate a data set or find some statistics to support your research? Need to write an APA citation? Have you considered using bibliographic software that writes APA citations automatically? Our Library Research Guides can save you time and identify the best tools for you to use to find just what you need. We also connect you with Library experts and librarians to help you when you want assistance. Below are links to our guides. Bookmark your favorite library guides today!

  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 and School Psychology
  8. Curry Off-Grounds Program
  9. Education (K-12)
  10. Education Policy
  11. Education Psychology: Applied Developmental Science
  12. English Language Learners
  13. Gifted Education
  14. Higher Education
  15. Instructional Technology
  16. Kinesiology
  17. Reading Education
  18. Research, Statistics & Evaluation 
  19. Social Foundations of Education
  20. Special Education
  21. Speech Communication Disorders
  22. Student Affairs

Library Resources 

  1. University Library's main website
  2. Schedule a research consultation with the Curry Librarian. Kay Buchanan email or 434.982.2664
  3. Schedule a data consultation with one of our data experts.
  4. Access the UVA Children's Book Collection & Resources for Children's Literature  
  5. Interlibrary Loan Service and  Don't pay to get a journal article, book chapter or book if UVA doesn't have them. Instead, use this free library service.
  6. Journal Finder or BrowZine. You can use either the Journal Finder or our new tool, BrowZine to access full text journals to which UVA subscribes.
  7. LEO Service for Faculty. The LEO service provides service to UVA faculty members by delivering library material for personal research use to departmental offices. Delivered library material includes items retrieved from a UVA library, or via Interlibrary Loan. LEO can also be used to request that items be scanned for Collab sites.
  8. Printer and copier in hallway outside room 302 in Ruffner Hall.
  9. RefWorks. This bibliographic management software is free to UVA affiliates if you register for an account using your UVA  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 Collection Guide. Links to our streaming video collection as well as dvd collections. Great resources for Collab sites and personal use.
  12. VIRGO, UVa Library's online catalog to find books, ebooks, images, data resources, etc. in the UVA Library collection.


Library Workshops

Attend UVA Library workshops

Schedule a Consultation

Need help with data: Data analysis, locating a data set, selecting or installing research data software, or  managing your data for a research project? Contact our data experts: StatLab, Data Management, Research Software,  and Data Discovery (data sets and statistics)

Need help with library matters: such as 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? Contact your Curry librarian.

Other University Resources

Cavalier Advantage Card You must use it to pay for printing.
Collab course management software
Information Technology Services (ITS)
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Printing & Copy Services instructions about Cavalier cards as well as printing to public printers in the libraries.
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 Buchanan, Research Librarian-Education (your Curry Librarian)

Jenn Huck, Data Discovery & Acquisition Librarian

Dr. Nancy Kechner,  Research Software Support and Data Consultant

Bill Corey, Data Management Consultant

Meagan Christensen, Research Librarian for Social Sciences

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