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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


A free, open source, powerful tool for working with messy data.

About this Library Guide

OpenRefine is a free, open source tool which offers a number of powerful functions to quickly and efficiently clean your data. The tutorials in this Library Guide will provide instruction on effectively using OpenRefine software, focusing on orientation within and use of primary data cleaning functions.

This guide is created using OpenRefine 3.3.

For questions about these tutorials or using OpenRefine, please contact Tricia Lampron at lampron2 [at]

8/17/2018 - Brinna Michael