Collecting Web Data - APIs & Web Scraping


The internet is a vast, rich, and (sometimes) intimidating source of data.  Beyond simply downloading datasets that are already available as spreadsheets or other convenient file formats, there are two additional ways that you may (but not always) be able to collect data and information from individual webpages.

The information in this guide is meant to help provide you with some starting points for learning about and using these methods.  This guide however is not exhaustive.


Research Data Services @ Georgia State University Library

The Library’s Research Data Services (RDS) Department offers support for data analysis tools & methods, mapping & data visualization, finding existing data & statistics, data collection, and data management

Visit this page for more information about our services, and browse our calendar for workshop listings.