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WorldCat Identities API

Description
A service that provides personal, corporate and subject-based identities (writers, authors, characters, corporations, horses, ships, etc.) based on information in WorldCat.
Base URL
http://www.worldcat.org/identities
API Resource & Methods Description Path HTTP Method
identity
Read Read a single identity record /lccn-sh87-7920 GET
Search Search Worldcat Identities /find?fullName=George+Bernard+Shaw GET
SRUSearch Search for Identities using SRU syntax /search/Identities?query=local.FamilyName+%3D+"coombs"+and+local.FirstName+%3D+"karen" GET
Resolve Use OpenURL to find an Identity /find?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:identity&rft.namelast=Shaw&rft_id=info:oclcnum/30702926 GET
AutoSuggest Search for suggestions about possible matching Identities /AutoSuggest?query=austen&callback=test GET