We have been improving the search engine on the ICPSR website, and our catalog now allows users to search for data in a number of different ways. To learn more about how researchers search for data, ICPSR will soon present website visitors with a small, optional survey on the front page of the Find & Analyze Data site. This survey offers four strategies for searching for data, and it suggests ways to make each type of search more effective.
Our goal is to improve the experiences of users looking for data at ICPSR. We hope that this survey will help us to concentrate our efforts on the most useful features.
As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated. The survey will be added to the main ICPSR site on May 9, 2014, but you can try it now on our testing and development platform at this link http://staging.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/survey-test.jsp.
Please try it and let us know what you think.