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Library and Information Studies

The guide is intended to assist students in the Library and Information Sciences field with their research and professional pursuits.

Courses; Idea, Code, and Data Repositories; Q&A Forums

Idea and Solution Repositories

Code Repositories

Data Repositories

If you are looking for open datasets for your study, assignment, presentation, or application design and development these are some of the resources you can use.

You can also use some of these repositories to archive your data (see Repositories for Research Data)

General Data Search Engines and Registries

Search for datasets with Google - Registry of Research Data Repositories

DataCite -  helps locate, identify, and cite research data

DoltHub - A community for data collaboration


US Government's Open Data

US Census Bureau Data

Data and visualization tools from US Census Bureau Academy


Internet Archive

General Repositories for Research Data

FSU Research Repository

List of General Repositories from Nature

Academic Torrents - a distributed system for sharing big datasets

Subject Specific Repositories for Data

List of Discipline Specific Repositories from Nature

UCI Machine Learning Data Repository maintains hundreds of data sets as a service to the machine learning community.

OpenML - offers datasets and performance measures and feedback for machine learning algorithms 

ICPSR archive maintains datasets of research in the social and behavioral sciences

Opportunity Insights  - data on income inequality, social mobility, college attendance, life expectancy and more

IEEEDataPort - IEEE backed data repository that provides access to thousands of datasets

Community/User Moderated Social Q&A Forums

AI Communities and Model Repositories

  • Kaggle -  Kaggle's community has thousands of public datasets and code snippets and organizes popular data science competitions.
  • Model Zoo - A repository of open source deep learning codes and pretrained models
  • Hugging Face  - A repository of AI models, applications and datasets
  • TensorFlow Hub - A repository of trained machine learning models that use the TensorFlow framework
  • PyTorch Hub - A repository of trained machine learning models that use the PyTorch framework
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