Find & Request Datasets

W&M Libraries provides access to several subscription databases containing datasets and statistical information. Some database vendors have specific usage agreements relating to how W&M faculty, staff and students may use, share and publish data provided. If you plan to engage in data/text mining or a specialized project, please notify us at for assistance.  

Available datasets

The following pages will take you to our various resources: 

Request a dataset

Need access to a dataset we do not currently subscribe to? You may submit your requests to Please provide the following information: 

  • Name of dataset and URL 
  • Deadline information – when would you need access to the dataset ideally? 
  • Project description – dataset vendors usually ask us to describe to them what researchers will be doing with the product, please provide us with as much information as possible.  
  • Project outcome – what is the goal of your project, more specifically what will you be doing with the dataset?  
  • How many people will be accessing the dataset? 
  • Do you think this dataset would be of interest to the broader W&M community? 

Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee subscription.