Library Data Commons @Curry

Sheila C. Johnson Library Data Commons @Curry 
The Library Data Commons @Curry (LDCC) 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 consult with you about 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
Library Data Commons is CLOSED March 13th.
*Exceptions are posted on this page

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Handbook Collection

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 Website

2. Accounts You Need at UVa 

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 LDCC

6. 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.  

7. 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.

8. ILS -Interlibrary Services

9. Video and Media Resources 

10. Schedule a research consultation with a librarian.
     Carole Lohman email or 434.924.7040
     Kay Buchanan email or 434.982.2664

11. Schedule a data consultation with one of our data experts.


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.


Cavalier Advantage card Use it to pay for printing.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Information Technology Services (ITS)
Teaching Resource Center (TRC)
Printing & Copy Services
Editors and Writing Assistance (fee based)

Comfy Seating

Research Handbooks

Presentation Space

Meeting Spaces

Relax or Study

Scanner & 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


Dr. Yun Tai, Data Curation Fellow

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