There is a lot of information to be found on data.world, and we want to make that information as intuitive to access as possible. However when you do have questions like how to find resources, how to construct complex searches, or how best to narrow down your findings and evaluate them for your purposes, the articles in this quickstart guide are a good resource. If there is something you wanted to know and couldn't find in them, please drop us a note and let us know!
For a basic introduction to the search bar and our search capabilities, see the article How to find data resources.
In it you will find:
- An introduction to using the search bar
- Details on the metadata returned in your search results
- Tips on how to find data related to a dataset, project, person, or organization
With all the data that is available, you're not likely to have a problem finding what you need. It's more likely that the problem will be narrowing down the results from a search so you can focus on the resources that best meet your needs. The article Filtering search results covers both filtering your results by resource type, and also using facets for an even greater level of granularity.
Sometimes entering a simple string in the search bar--even with powerful filtering ability backing it--isn't enough to find what you need. For the times you need even more pin-point accuracy and complexity in your search terms we have a robust set of logical and data.world-specific operators to help you out. For a comprehensive list of all the ways you can complicate your searches see the article Using search.
Once you have a reasonable list of results from your search, what are some things to consider when evaluating their appropriateness for your project? You can find some pointers about qualifying the data you find in the article Evaluating data from search results.