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Data Services

A Guide of Library Data Services

Finding Data

Raw data collected by other researches can be reanalyzed to answer a new research question.  Public repositories and Health Datasets are provided.

Your Liaison Librarian can assist in locating a specific data sets to answer your research question.

PubMed Data Filter

Data Filters in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC) allow you to locate journal articles with associated data sets.

For PubMed, conduct a search using your keywords.  Then add in data[filter].
Example of a search string: (diabetes AND data[filter])

The results will be citations with related data links in either the Secondary Source ID field or the LinkOut - Other Literature Resources field.  Both fields are located below the abstract.  These data links may be to records in other NLM databases or external data repositories.

For PubMed Central, you have three different methods for finding specific types of associated datas.

  • Use has suppdata[filter] to find articles with associated supplementary material.
  • Use has data avail[filter] to find articles that include a data availability or data accessibility statement.
  • ​Use has data citations[filter] to find articles that include data citation(s).

Alternatively, use has associated data[filter] to find all articles with any type of data section described above

Data Sources

Health Datasets

Data Clean up

Data Capture Tools