At knoema, you can discover data through search, through browsing datasets by topics, sources, or locations, or using links in footnotes in visualizations.
While search is the best way to find data if you know what query to use, browsing datasets is useful in the following cases:
- You do not know what exact query to use to refer to the data you need.
- You want to understand the scope of the data available on a particular topic, source, country, or a region of a country.
To browse datasets by topics, countries, or sources, you can click one of the most popular topic, country, or source at the home page.
You can access this list from any place of the site by hovering over “Data” in the site header.
If you cannot find need topic at the home page or in the “Data” menu, click “More Topics” link.
You can select from one of the featured topics or browse through the full alphabetical list of topics. You can navigate through this list using filter or linked letters.
The number in brackets next to the topic name indicates the number of datasets available for this topic.
Within a selected topic you can browse the dataset by sources or view in an alphabetical list.
In the same way as by topic search, datasets can be browsed by sources, countries and countries’ regions.
If you want to know what datasets are available for a particular region of a country, do the following:
- Go to country profiles,
- Select needed country, for example, China
- Go to “Provinces”
- Select a province, for example, “Gansu”
- Switch to “Datasets” or “Sources"