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Getting Started

The Boston College Libraries work closely with ITS Research Services and faculty to provide support for quantitative and qualitative research at Boston College. These data partners are committed to providing easy access to data collections, analytical software, and consulting services across disciplines. Support also includes geographic information systems software and data.

To request a class presentation or set up an appointment to discuss teaching or research data needs, contact: To recommend data for purchase use the Recommend Library Materials form in Quest (sign-in required).

For more detailed help, see the in-depth research guides and data support links on this page. For help with your specific topic -- or with anything, large or small, connected with data/statistics or GIS -- contact me via the contact information on the right. - Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian.

News & Updates

New OptionMetrics via WRDS
This database includes historical price and implied volatility data for the US equity and index options markets. Variables include historical prices of options and their associated underlying instruments, correctly calculated implied volatilities, and option sensitivities from 1996. It is available via a WRDS account.  Note: one year subscription.

Subject Librarian

Barbara Mento


O'Neill Library, Rm. 313

Data/Statistics Collection