The Public Data Portal supports queries based on taxonomy(scientific names only), geography, attribution fields (i.e. collectors and taxonomists), specimen depositories, project or dataset codes, specimen and sequence identifiers (sampleids, museumids, processed, etc). Free text searches are allowed, the system will try to extract meaningful terms from the search. Search terms should be separated by a space, search terms containing more than one word ("United States" or "Mus musculus") should be wrapped in quotes.
Search examples (Searches are case insensitive):
Culicidae: will return all the mosquitoes in the database
Mammalia Aves: will return all the mammals and birds in the database. Using two terms under the same context (taxonomic in this case), returns all records that match either term.
Aves Peru: will return all the birds collected in Peru. Using two terms under a different context (taxonomic and geographic), returns records that only match both terms.
Hawaii -Chordata: will return all non-chordates, or invertebrates, collected in Hawaii. It is often necessary to exclude records based on a search criteria and is accomplished by adding a minus sign immediately in front of the search term.
"Biodiversity Institute of Ontario" Lepidoptera Florida: will return all moths and butterflies in the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario collection that were collected in Florida. Complex queries are possible by combining multiple search terms.
No spaces in terms when using a multiterm seach (correct: "United States" Mammalia)
Negative symbol (-) is an exclusion operator which must be preceded by a space
If the same term appears in multiple contexts (i.e. "Florida" appears in both the geography list and in "University of Florida"). When using a free text search for the state Florida, employ the context clarification '[geo]' (eg Florida[geo]). Other context clarification tags are [tax], [ids], [inst], [researcher].
Paul D. N. Hebert , Sujeevan Ratnasingham , Evgeny V. Zakharov , Angela C. Telfer , Valerie Levesque-Beaudin , Megan A. Milton , Stephanie Pedersen , Paul Jannetta and Jeremy R. deWaard Counting animal species with DNA barcodes: Canadian insects Philosophical transactions of the royal society b 2016-09-05;371(1702):0-0 (PDF)
Sikes, D.S., M. Bowser, J. M. Morton, C. Bickford, S. Meierotto, K. Hildebrandt. Building a DNA barcode library of Alaska’s non-marine arthropods Genome 2016-10-21;60(3):248-259 (PDF)
TREE RECONSTRUCTION OF BIN & NEAREST NEIGHBOR:
Color & Label Scheme:
Canada - 
United States - 
Jeremy deWaard -  Paul Opler -  CBG Collections Unit -  Axel Hausmann -  Scott E. Miller -  Jim M. Moore -  Derek S. Sikes -  Mat Seidensticker -  Jen E Bayer - 
David L. Wagner -  Jeremy deWaard -  CBG Collections Unit - 
Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre - 
Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes - 
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics - 
Colorado State University, C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity - 
MPG Ranch - 
Research Collection of Jen and Hilary Bayer - 
Research Collection of Jeremy deWaard - 
Royal British Columbia Museum - 
SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen - 
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History - 
University of Alaska Museum - 
University of Connecticut - 
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario -  Centre for Biodiversity Genomics - 
C. M. Garvey -  CBG Photography Group -  Caitlin M. Garvey -  David L. Wagner -  Jaclyn McCormick -  Jeremy deWaard -  Jim Moore -  Kyndall Hildebrandt -  Libby Avis -  M. Seidensticker -  Mat Seidensticker -  Richard Wilson -  Silicon Valley Barcode of Life -  T.A. Matson -  ZSM Photography Team - 
A. -  Biobus 2011 -  C.W.Kirkwood -  Dave Liittschwager and Earthwatch Team -  David L. Wagner -  David Wagner -  David Wagner and Tanner Matson -  Doug Tallamy -  FIS -  G. Balogh -  J.R. -  Jim Moore -  Jim Verrier -  Keith Pickthorn -  Ken Barrett -  Kenelm W. Philip -  L Mavin & M Young -  Li -  Libby Avis -  M. Ochse -  M. Scofield -  M. Seidensticker -  Mat Seidensticker -  N. Bloomfield -  P.A. & E.M. Opler -  Richard Wilson -  S.Devita -  SVBOL -  Tanner Matson -  deWaard - 
Angela Telfer -  Axel Hausmann -  BOLD ID Engine -  Clifford D. Ferris -  D. L. Wagner -  David L. Wagner -  David Wagner -  Dick Wilson -  Jim M. Moore -  Leland M. Humble -  Libby Avis -  Mathew Seidensticker -  Paul Opler -  Richard L. Wilson -  Tanner A Matson -