Users do not need to log in to Dataverse to browse, search for or view published dataverses, datasets, and files. To view an
unpublished one, however, a user will need to be given permission from that dataverse's administrator to access it.
Users are able to search for dataverses, datasets and files within a particular dataverse by using the search box found on that dataverse's page.
In Dataverse, browsing occurs when a user hasn’t entered a search term or query into the basic search bar. Browsing is the
default for a user when they are on the Dataverse homepage or a specific dataverse’s page. When browsing, only dataverses
and datasets appear in the results list, and the results can be sorted by Name (A-Z or Z-A) and by Newest or Oldest.
From the Dataverse homepage (or from any institutional Dataverse homepage), you can begin searching with an exact phrase
search or entering a search term or query in the search box that says "Search this dataverse”
In an advanced search, you can refine your criteria by choosing which Metadata fields to search. You can perform an
advanced search using citation metadata fields or domain specific metadata fields, or search for dataverses, datasets
and files. The advanced search screen gives you the ability to enter search terms for:
See Finding and Using Information in the Advanced User Guide for more information on searching for data, files, and
datasets within Dataverse.
Files in certain formats - Stata, SPSS, R, Excel(xlsx) and CSV - may be ingested as tabular data. Tabular data format allows
users to visualize and explore data using the Data Explorer function of Dataverse, as well as with TwoRavens - a statistical data exploration application integrated with Dataverse.
If the file is available as tabular data, the "Explore" button will be visible next to the file in the dataset (see image below for an example).