API Explorer

WorldCat Knowledge Base API

Description
A read-only service for e-resource discovery and linking. Provides developer-level access to a library's information in the WorldCat knowledge base. The WorldCat knowledge base combines data about your library's econtent with access to it through linking features.
Base URL
http://worldcat.org/webservices/kb
API Resource & Methods Description Path HTTP Method
Collection
Search Search the KB Collections in the WorldCat Knowledge Base. /rest/collections/search?q={query}&wskey={API_Key} GET
Read Retrieve the data for a single WorldCat KB Collection. /rest/collections/{Collection_ID}?wskey={API_Key} GET
Entry
Read Retrieve the data for a single WorldCat KB journal or book Entry /rest/entries/{Entry_ID}?wskey={API_Key} GET
Search Search journal and book Entries in the WorldCat Knowledge Base /rest/entries/search?q={query}&wskey={API_Key} GET
OpenURL
Resolve Make OpenURL requests to an institution's collections in the WorldCat Knowledge Base /openurl/resolve?rft.issn={ISSN}&wskey={API_Key} GET
Provider
Read Retrieve the data for a single WorldCat KB Provider /rest/providers/{Provider_ID}?wskey={API_Key} GET
Search Search Providers in the WorldCat Knowledge Base /rest/providers/search?q={query}&start-index=1&max-results=10&order-by=title&wskey={API_Key} GET
Settings
Read Retrieve the WorldCat Knowledge Base settings for an institution /rest/settings/{WorldCat_Registry_ID}?wskey={API_Key} GET