Google's newest search engine accesses datasets in thousands of data repositories around the web.
Dataset Search, Google's newest search engine, was created to help people find data. Find and access a variety of datasets, like daily weather maps, the NASA thesaurus, TechCrunch articles, IMDB movies, data.gov, ocean temperatures, ProPublica, and more.
The search engine is geared towards scientists and journalists, though anyone can use it. Dataset Search can be used to find references to most datasets, wherever they are hosted, in environmental and social sciences, whether it's a publisher's site, a digital library, or an author's personal web page. Datasets are fragmented and hard to find, so a search engine dedicated to them is a welcome addition for many, including data geeks or those of us who are intensely curious.
Dataset Search is easy to use, enter a term and DataSet Search will guide you to the available data. The datasets are growing, and Google has done a good job at indexing what's available. As more publishers use Dataset markup that allows publishers to describe their data in a way that search engines can better understand the content of their pages, more datasets will appear in search results. To get started, have a look at the large variety of datasets that are open to the public in this article at Quora.
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