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APIs for Scholarly Resources

A list of commonly-used APIs for scholarly resources

Alpha Vantage API

Financial and statistical database covering 20+ years of historical global equity prices, company fundamentals, economic indicators, foreign exchange rates, and cryptocurrency data feeds. For HTTP access, please refer to this financial data guide for sample Python code scripts. For spreadsheet access, please refer to the integration guide for Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.


You need to sign up for an account and obtain an API Key.

Return Format

The API returns data in JSON format. Integration to Excel or Google Sheets is available as well.


5 API requests per minute and 500 requests per day (contact their support to get academic data access)

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