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To serve Mississippi State students and faculty engaged in data science research, learning, and service, Mississippi State Libraries provide human expertise, electronic and print resources, physical lab space, and maker labs.

Human Resources

Mississippi State Libraries personnel have specialized training in data science technologies and data sources. Specifically, the Data Science Coordinator collaborates with subject specialists within the library to develop and promote data services. The coordinator works collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff in support of data services in both teaching and research. 

Electronic and Print Resources

Mississippi State Libraries holdings, especially in the core program areas and the identified concentration areas of MSU’s data science degree programs, provide students and faculty with books, journals, and other sources required for learning and scholarship. In addition to open-source software, data, and tutorials, MSU faculty and students have access to open access journals and books. Additionally, MSU has access to additional resources through the SEC Library Consortium agreement.

The Mississippi State library holds the following databases that are specifically relevant to the data science program. These databases host a variety of journals, conferences, and workshops:  

  • Academic Search Complete
  • ACM Digital Library
  • ASTM Digital Library  

Laboratory Space

In addition to print and electronic resources, the library provides physical laboratory space where data science students engage in hands-on learning.

Maker Space

The library also offers a well-provisioned maker space including 3d printers, programmable laser etching machines, and other tools required to prototype or build items required for IoT experiments and other hardware projects.