Although the Map & Data Library is physically closed, we are still available remotely and happy to help. We can conduct consultations using online teleconferencing software. Please feel free to contact us at mdl@library.utoronto.ca or use our help form. We have a number of tutorials available, are still supplying software licenses, and have compiled a list of resources for working with COVID-19 data.

Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations

CADRE

CADRE is the Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment 

CADRE is a cloud-based text and data mining service for large datasets. Over 220 million scientific publications and 1.7 billion citations can be queried and analyzed. No programming experience is required, but programming tools are available for more advanced analyses and extractions. 

The University of Toronto Libraries has purchased a membership to the CADRE platform starting in January 2021 but users can use the system immediately. 

Data Sources

Web of Science XML Data

A key data source on the CADRE system is the Web of Science XML data (Wos). WoS XML data includes over 12,500 journals from around the world in over 250 Science, Social Science and Humanities disciplines. Conference proceedings and book data are also included. Data are available from 1900 and currently include over 63 million article records and 1 billion cited references.

Microsoft Academic Graph

Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) is also available for use and linking to WoS results. MAG contains scientific publication records and citation relationships between publications, authors, institutions, etc.

Tools

Research on CADRE can be conducted using drop-down menus and search boxes, but Jupyter and other Notebooks are also available from within the system to allow for querying using R, Python and other programming languages.

Resources

Further resources are available for getting started with CADRE and understanding its potential through examples.

Access 

All UofT Students, Faculty and Staff are eligible for an account on CADRE. To get started, fill in the following trial user form

Once your form has been completed and you have received confirmation from the CADRE system, sign into CADRE through the following CADRE Gateway Page.

Feedback and Further Information

The University of Toronto Libraries would appreciate feedback from users on their experiences in using CADRE. Please email mdl@library.utoronto for further information and to provide feedback on this trial subscription.