There are different ways to find data in CanWIN. You can search for:
All research outputs by moving your clicker over Data in the top menu bar and selecting Data Catalogue from the drop-down menu
All facilities by moving your clicker over Data in the top menu bar and selecting Facilities from the drop-down menu
All projects by moving your clicker over Data in the top menu bar and selecting Projects from the drop-down menu
All themes by moving your clicker over Data in the top menu bar and selecting Themes from the drop-down menu
5. All research outputs using available keywords in the spatial search box
6. All research outputs by typing text in the advanced search box
Using the advanced search box
When you use the advanced search box (below the +Add button), any research output containing your search text will be displayed on the search result page (shown below). On this page, you can:
- Change the order of results
- Select a research output to view its page for further information
- Refine your search by using the search filters to show specific research outputs
Refining your criteria using filters
On the results page, you can apply category filters on the left (e.g., collection, theme, project, platform, keywords) to help you narrow down your search.
For example, click on Dataset under the Type filter category to view only datasets relating to your search text (shown below). You can apply as many filters as provided on the left-hand side of the results page. If you know the specifics of what you are searching for, the filter option is a great tool to use. However, for a broad search, use fewer filters to ensure you are viewing as many research outputs as possible.
To view the dataset page
If you have not used any filters, your search results will reflect all categories relevant to your search term (i.e., projects, collections, publications, instrument details, deployment details, datasets or campaigns). For more information about a dataset, click its title. This will bring you to its page, as shown below, which will provide you with further information as well as downloadable resources (data files). Similarly, clicking on the title of any project, publication, etc., will take you to that page.
Viewing resources (files) on a page
A dataset or project can be made up of multiple resources. They can be viewed by clicking on the arrow on the right-hand side of each heading, which is expandable if there is more information available.