Datasets Available to NC State Users by Special Agreement

NCSU Libraries has made special agreements with select vendors that allow those affiliated with NC State to gain access to large data sets for content mining research. Due to their large size and how they are stored, obtaining many of these data sets at present requires coordinating in advance with a Libraries contact. NCSU Libraries may not have purchased all collections from a given vendor; only those collections owned by NCSU Libraries are available to NC State users for mining purposes.

Working with many of these data sets will require advanced mining skills and/or significant data cleaning. Resources and tools that may be better suited for instructional and novice researchers can be found at our Text and Data Mining page. Libraries specialists are available to consult in scoping out specific needs.

Many more agreements are currently in the works. If you are interested in mining any commercial or proprietary database product, please contact Darby Orcutt.

Accessible Archives

Accessible Archives provides access to a diverse set of American history collections. All owned collections are available for mining, including North Carolina county histories, Civil War-era newspapers, historical African-American newspapers, Colonial newspapers, and many 19th & early 20th century American newspapers and periodicals.

Adam Matthew

Adam Matthew publishes unique primary source collections that span the social sciences and humanities. All owned collections are available for mining, including Mass Observation Online.

Gale

Gale Digital Collections makes rare, previously impossible-to-access printed matter viewable in a digital format. All owned primary source collections are available for mining, including significant runs of many 18th, 19th & early 20th century newspapers and periodicals.

ProQuest

Most owned primary source collections are available for mining, including the U.S. Serial Set and other government documents collections, and significant runs of many 19th & early 20th century newspapers and periodicals.