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Scholarly Communications

In 2003, ACRL defined scholarly communication as "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to to the scholarly community, and preserved."

What is Text and Data Mining?

Text / Data Mining is a research technique that applies computational analysis to large sets of data. When these techniques are applied to language text in particular, it is known as text mining. The analysis reveals trends, patterns, and relationships in the data.

Text & Data Mining at William & Mary Libraries

Support is mostly text-based at this time and restricted to currently owned and licensed databases. Browse the list of minable databases below or contact your Liaison Librarian or e-mail the Library Collections Team.

ProQuest Databases

Cost associated, 6-month embargo (plan ahead!), data delivered via hard-drive or FTP, and data must be used within license terms and conditions.

Gale Databases

Cost associated, data delivered via hard drive to the lending institution which the patron can check out, and data must be used within license terms and conditions.

Adam Matthews Databases

No cost associated but form must be completed and data must be used within license terms and conditions.

Readex/Newsbank Databases

Cost associated, data must be used within license terms and conditions.

IEEE Explore

Individuals need to notify IEEE in advance of engaging in TDM activity, and at that time an approach will be determined in collaboration with IEEE. 

Tools & Tutorials