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Interacting with Items: Accessing Datasets

Depending on the type of dataset, you can view data within our interface or, if available, download files.

Start by selecting an item from your results list by clicking its title. When the descriptive item record opens, move to the viewing pane (if available) by clicking the image thumbnail. Select files to download (if available) by clicking "All Formats" in the left sidebar.

Historical Datasets

Many historical datasets were available only in analog form. For these datasets, you will be able to view images of the original pages within the viewing pane of our interface, and you may also be able to download a PDF version of the pages.


historical dataset screen navigation

Modern Datasets

For more modern datasets, you will be able to view images of the original pages within the viewing pane of our interface, but you will also be able to download the data in other formats such as PDF, CSV, or Excel files.


modern dataset screen navigation

3-D Printing Datasets

For 3-D printing datasets, you will be able to view images of the printed tangible item from a variety of angles in the viewing pane of our interface. You will also be able to download the files needed to produce the model.


3D printing dataset screen navigation

Download-Only Datasets

Some datasets consist entirely of digital files available for download. You will not be able to view these within the viewing pane in our interface.


download-only dataset screen navigation

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