Finding and Using Data

Finding Data

Users can search the datasets and files in the Emory Dataverse by using the search box found at the top of the page that says, “Search this dataverse…” and clicking the Find button.

There is also an Advanced Search link that will take users to a screen with more fields to search across all the information provided for datasets and files in the Emory Dataverse.

The basic and advanced searches will only retrieve results of datasets that have been released to the public. Datasets that are still in “draft” mode will not show up in the search results. Also, while an author might release information about datasets, he or she could still restrict access to some or all the associated files. For more information on restricted files, see the page on Restricted Data.

Using Data

After searching and finding a dataset of interest, click on the name of the dataset. On the dataset page, you can see the title, citation, and description. Below that basic information, there are tabs for the Files, Metadata, Terms, and Version information for the dataset.

View

All files associated with a dataset are listed under the Files tab.

Download

From the Files list, you can download any or all of the associated dataset files individually or in batch. Use the checkboxes next to each file name to select multiple files, and click the Download button. After clicking Download, you must enter required information about yourself and agree to the terms of use to start the download.

Cite

The light blue box at the top of the dataset page contains the dataset citation. Use the Cite Data button to export the dataset citation in multiple formats.

Explore

Dataverse has functionality for exploring and analyzing tabular data without downloading the actual files. Please see the Data Exploration Guide from the Dataverse Project for more information.

Data Analysis

Dataverse has functionality for exploring and analyzing tabular data without downloading the actual files. Data with the table icon and the Explore button next to the Download button are formatted for analysis within Dataverse.

Please see the Data Exploration Guide from the Dataverse Project for more information.

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