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UBC Abacus Dataverse

“The Abacus Dataverse Network is the research data repository of the British Columbia Research Libraries' Data Services, a collaboration involving the Data Libraries at Simon Fraser University (SFU), the University of British Columbia (UBC), the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and the University of Victoria (UVic).”

UBC Library Open Collections and API

UBC Library's Open Collections include digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses and more. It counts with a research API to run powerful queries, perform advanced analysis, and build custom views, apps, and widgets with full access to the Open Collections' metadata and transcripts.

Registry of Research Data Repositories

“ has reached a milestone of identifying and listing 1,500 research data repositories, making it the largest and most comprehensive registry of data repositories available on the web. It has grown steadily since its launch four years ago to cover a wide range of disciplines from around the world.”

ARTstor Digital Image Library

“ARTstor is a digital image library for the arts and sciences with more than 1.6 million images licensed for educational use at UBC.”

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HathiTrust Data API

Can be used to retrieve content (page images, OCR, and in some cases whole volume packages), and metadata for HathiTrust Digital Library volumes.

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JSTOR Data for Research

JSTOR Data for Research is a free, self-service tool that allows computer scientists, digital humanists, and other researchers to select and interact with content on JSTOR. Created in 2008, Data for Research enables exploration of both scholarly journal literature (more than 7 million journal articles) and a set of primary resources (26,000 19th Century British Pamphlets).

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