API Explorer

WorldCat Search API

Description
Developer-level Access to WorldCat - for bibliographic holdings and location data.
Base URL
http://www.worldcat.org/webservices/catalog
API Resource & Methods Description Path HTTP Method
Bib
OpenSearch Search for bibliographic records in WorldCat using OCLC's search syntax. /search/worldcat/opensearch?q=APIs&wskey={API_Key} GET
Read Retrieve a single record in MARC XML or Dublin Core format. /content/82671871?wskey={API_Key} GET
SRU Search for bibliographic records in WorldCat using SRU and CQL search syntax. /search/worldcat/sru?query=srw.kw+all+"APIs"&wskey={API_Key} GET
Citation Retrieve an HTML formatted citation for a bibliographic record. /content/citations/82671871?wskey={API_Key} GET
LibraryCatalogURL
GetByOCLCNumber Get the URL for a bib in a local catalog URL by OCLCNumber /content/libraries/82671871&oclcsymbol=OSU GET
GetByISBN Get the URL for a bib in a local library catalog by ISBN /content/libraries/isbn/9780596529260?oclcsymbol=OSU GET
GetByISSN Get the URL for a bib in a local catalog URL by ISSN /content/libraries/issn/00991333?oclcsymbol=OSU GET
GetByStandardNumber Get the URL for a bib in a local catalog URL by Standard Number /content/libraries/sn/2007278140?oclcsymbol=OSU GET
LibraryLocations
GetByOCLCNumber Get Library Locations by OCLC Number and geographic information /content/libraries/82671871?location=43017 GET
GetByISBN Get library locations by ISBN near a geographic location /content/libraries/isbn/9780596529260?location=43017 GET
GetByISSN Get library locations by ISSN near a geographic location /content/libraries/issn/00991333?location=43017 GET
GetByStandardNumber Get library locations by Standard Number and geographic location /content/libraries/sn/2007278140?location=43017 GET