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Using CCVG Data

Allowable Uses and Restrictions (Terms & Conditions)

CCVG Data can be used for research, teaching, and other non-commercial applications. The datasets may not be redistributed or reprinted for commercial purposes.

When using CCVG Data in published materials, please use the following citation:

East Asian Library, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh. (2019). “CCVG Data: [Dataset Title].” D-Scholarship@Pitt. Version 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18117/rfv4-kb89.

For each gazetteer included in CCVG Data, a document is available detailing the page within the gazetteer on which each data point is found. Researchers interested in viewing this documentation may send a request to ULS-EALReference@pitt.edu. Please include the village name and gazetteer title in Chinese characters. 


How to download a dataset

  1. Click “DATASETS & DATA DICTONARY”.
  2. Locate the desired dataset on the D-Scholarship page.
  3. Right click Download.
  4. Select Save Link As…
  5. Make sure Save As Type is "Microsoft Excel Comma Separated Values File".
  6. Click Save.

How to download all datasets

  1. Click “DATASETS & DATA DICTONARY”.
  2. Locate a zip file called All datasets and data dictionary on the D-Scholarship page.
  3. Click Download.
  4. Click Save.


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