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Research Guides@Tufts

APIs for Scholarly Resources

APIs

An API (application programming interface) is an online tool to access information or to download raw data. Many databases and publishers make APIs available for users to extract data for scholarly purposes. This guide lists some of the resources available at Tufts that provide API access, either on a full-text basis or for limited retrieval of information.

Resources on this guide are divided into two categories: those that provide access to full-text, complete datasets, or other complete objects via the API, and those where you are able to access large sets of bibliographic data or other metadata for articles and other objects.

Programming skills are required to use many of these APIs.

Access to full-text, full datasets, or other complete objects

Access to bibliographic data or other metadata