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MS in Applied Data Science: Home

this guide was developed for the distance MS in Applied Data Science


Welcome to the University of San Diego! This guide contains a number of useful resources from Copley Library and freely available content on the web to support you in your success in the online MS in Applied Data Science.  The field of Data Science is changing and evolving, this guide will be updated accordingly to reflect new tools, packages, tutorials, and data science examples. If you think anything important is missing from this guide, please contact Amy Besnoy, your subject librarian. 

Distance Learners

Did you know that if you are enrolled in USD's online courses, you may be able to check out books and journals from Copley, even if you don't live in San Diego? Here are the services we offer for Distance Education students:

These services are available to students who are currently enrolled in University of San Diego courses from off campus, and for those students who are currently enrolled for thesis and dissertation credit and are not residing in the Greater San Diego area.

Book Requests

  • Copley Library will check out and send books owned by Copley Library to you.
  • Please complete the ILLiad Book Request Form.
  • When you return books to the library, please send them so they arrive at the library by the due date.
  • You are responsible for return postage.
  • Because of contractual loan restrictions and time restraints, you may not borrow or have mailed to you books owned by other libraries (e.g., Circuit and Interlibrary Loan).

Journal Article Requests

  • Copley Library will mail free photocopies of up to 25 journal articles and/or ERIC Documents to you each semester, copyright restrictions permitting.
  • This does not include any articles available full text via Copley Library's Online Databases.
  • Please complete the ILLiad Article Request Form.

Take a look at our policies regarding materials we loan to Distance Education students. 

Need Help?

Do you need help using the online catalog or the library's databases? Reference Librarians at Copley Library are here to help you. Contact them by chat, by email, by phone or in person.  Ask a Librarian!

Librarian for STEM

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Amy Besnoy
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