Data Services

In times of digitization of research and in the spirit of Open Science the Library of the University of St.Gallen supports researchers in using data and other digital objects and in making their research results, such as publications and research data, highly visible and accessible. Here is an overview of our services.


We can support you with access to unlicensed data for research projects. We negotiate with the provider and check the license conditions for you. If you can finance half of the costs from project funds, the library will cover the remaining costs. This offer is valid for accessing requested data for one year.

If you have any questions about this offer, please contact

Even if it may seem that anything can be done with the data provided by the library, there are unfortunately limits set by the license conditions of the providers.

We can advise you on how to use licensed products in accordance with the terms & conditions:

  • Can I download large amounts of data automatically?
  • Are there any download restrictions?
  • Is there API access?
  • How and where can I store data?
  • What about aggregated data?

We can offer access to two platforms that give you access to newspaper articles from national and international press that can be used for TDM projects.

Furthermore, we can clarify for you if and how access to big data can be obtained for other products that we are licensing.

Do you have questions about any of these points? Contact us: