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APIs for Scholarly Resources

A list of commonly-used APIs for scholarly resources

The Lens API

Provides access to the full corpus of scholarly works (including patents). Bulk data download option is also available. 


You'll need to create an account in to request access to the API and the bulk download option. The steps are outlined under the "How to Access APIs & Data" section. Once the request is approved, you are entitled to a 14-day free trial to explore the data and assess its suitability.

Return Format

The API returns results in JSON format


5,000 API requests and up to 5 million records per month, 10 API requests/minute and up to 1,000 records per request. 60+ Searchable fields enhanced with filtering, paging and sorting. The API is not free, but a 14-day trial is available.

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