May 16, 2022

Beta Two of Elsevier’s DataSearch Tool Now Available, Search Across Multiple Repositories

Background:  Elsevier’s DataSearch Launches (Beta), New Resource Searches Across Multiple Repositories (August 21, 2016).

Elsevier’s DataSearch remains (at least for now) a free resource.

From Beta Two Launch Announcement:

Results display datasets in a unified way to facilitate finding relevant and useful research data, and allowing users to quickly preview and assess data in-situ before viewing in the destination repository.  By generating previews of the actual data inline (e.g., spreadsheets, images, interactive maps, etc.), DataSearch helps users scan through multiple potentially interesting datasets much faster.

DataSearch indexes both metadata and data to facilitate the matching of queries to objects described in the research.



Users can also facet by data type, data source, data source type and publication date. Development is in progress to soon allow users to facet by subject classification, based on Elsevier’s OmniScience taxonomy.

Data sources covered by DataSearch now include:

Many more data sources will be added in the coming months, including life sciences repositories.

Direct to Elsevier Data Search (Beta)

Read the Complete Beta Two Launch Announcement

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.