The role of the Data Services Librarian and Technical Consultant is to help find answers, suggest solutions, and guide you to relevant data resources as quickly as possible for your course work or research.
Tips for preparing for the initial consultation:
It is our policy to respond to inquiries as soon as possible, preferably within two working days. In rare instances, a response may be delayed due to the volume or complexity of inquiries. Questions from outside the Northwestern community will be answered at the discretion of the librarian or consultant.
Appointments can be made online , by email, or by phone, and will be scheduled within the week if possible. Consultations hours are usually 8:30am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
The SSDS librarian is available to teach classes about social science data resources and practices including information seeking strategies. Instructional sessions are tailored to the data needs and interests of the particular class. Faculty members whose courses include a data analysis component are encouraged to contact SSDS.