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This chapter from Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students focuses attention on graduate students’ data needs, presenting the following: (1) an overview of the services the Georgia State University Library’s Research Data Services Team provides to help social science graduate students with their data needs; and (2) an examination of one year’s data services consultations with graduate students that further elucidates their pressing data needs and how the Georgia State University Library is endeavoring to meet those needs. This close look at Georgia State University Library's experience of providing data services demonstrates the potential for academic librarians to push the boundaries of their traditional roles and become embedded in graduate researchers’ processes throughout the research life cycle.


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Swygart-Hobaugh, M. (2018). Data and graduate students: Less naked and less afraid, or giving graduate students the clothes and confidence for data success. In C. Renfro & C. Stiles (Eds.), Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students (pp. 281-300). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

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