Understanding metadata

Clicking on an entry in the search results list, takes you to the details page for that data resource (its metadata).

The page contains information about the data resource such as its title and a brief description of what it contains.

Further down the page you'll find additional information such as where and when the data was collected, links to websites and documents that may provide additional information...

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... the authors of the data resource and other information to help you decide whether you want to use the data.

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If, after reviewing the data resource's details, you wish to obtain a copy of the data, you can do so by clicking on the Order/Download link (see Downloading/ordering data).