The Datasheet, explained

The datasheet is the heart of this website, containing over 3700 lines of information. It is a ‘Google Sheet’, and it will appear on a new page (see the top line of your browser) when you click the ‘View Datasheet’ link button below. If you encounter any problems accessing or using the sheet please let me know – access does not require that you have a Google account. The datasheet page will remain accessible when you toggle back to this page (by clicking on the page’s name in its tab in the top line of your browser) and/or navigate to any other place on this site, and you can toggle back and forth between this site’s page and the datasheet page in your browser anytime. This link button can also be found at the bottom of all of the ‘content’ pages on the site, so you can open the datasheet from anywhere. Clicking the link button from anywhere will open another copy of the datasheet page, but you only need to open it once! The datasheet is ‘read-only’ so it will be restored to its original state when you leave it, and any filters you have designed will be erased. So, if you want to close the datasheet, simply click on the “X” at the right side of its browser tab; to refresh your datasheet, simply delete it and open a new copy.

From these links here you can link to two sub-pages, as guides to the datasheet. The Spreadsheet Structure explains the names and the types of information found in the various fields of the datasheet. Go to the Filters to find information page to see how you can can design temporary filters that will filter the records to isolate relevant information. Filters are particularly vital; by filtering you can zero in on the particular data you are looking for and thus you can design your own investigations. Both of these pages are included in the list of links at the right (fullscreen) or the bottom (tablet or phone screen), so they can be accessed from anywhere.