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Due to major system maintenance, you will not be able to request items through MeLCat beginning on November 18, 2015.  Renewals for MeLCat items will still be possible until December 2, 2015.  The system should be available for requesting again in early December.  If you are MSU faculty, student or staff, please try Uborrow.  Our community borrowers will not have access to interlibrary loan through MSU during that time. For more information, please read this MeLCat Server Migration FAQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Data Collection

Data Collection is oftentimes an intensive process that is exacting on even the most stalwart researcher. A growing number of service providers can offer services that may assist with data collection; some can even collect data for you! If you are looking for support in tailoring a data collection technique, better understanding options for data collection, or finding secondary data sources among other services, the following service providers may be of interest.



Research data life cycleGo to Long Term Data Storage Go to Data Publishing,  & Reuse Go to Data Study & Analysis Go to Short Term Data Storage & File Sharing Go to Data Collection Go to Research Data Planning & Design