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ENVI 40 - Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Reasoning for the Environment (Martin, Spring 2024): Social Media Data

Course Library Research Guide

Social Media Data

The UCSB Library DREAM Lab supports a number of tools for acquiring and analyzing social media data. Feel free to schedule a consultation if these guides do not answer your questions. You can request a remote or in-person consultation by emailing


  • Social Media Data
    There are a number of tools that the UCSB Library supports to examine a variety of platforms. Use this Speciality Software Request to request access to tools.
  • NCapture
    A Chrome browser plug-in that will capture Tweets in a format usable in NVIVO qualitative data analysis software. Download NCapture from the Chrome store.
  • Text Data Mining Workshops
    Social media data analysis can be considered a type of text data mining. The Library has a variety of other sources of texts that can be mined, and API's that can be used to compile your own full-text datasets. There are occasional workshops offered by the DREAM Lab. 

There are also online sources of pre-existing datasets:

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