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 email@example.com.
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: