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:
- Mendeley Data
- Harvard Dataverse
- The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
- ThermoML at NIST Thermodynamic Research Center (TRC)
- The following data sources from the EarthChem Portal from The Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) :
- Tables, figures and supplementary data associated with papers from
Many more data sources will be added in the coming months, including life sciences repositories.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.