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APIs for Scholarly Resources

A list of commonly-used APIs for scholarly resources

World Bank Indicators API

Access to nearly 16,000 time series indicators. Most of these indicators are available online through tools such as Databank and the Open Data website. The API provides programmatic access to this same data. Many data series date back over 50 years, and can be used to create interesting applications.


No API Key or Authentication needed

Return Format

The API return results in JSON, XML, JSON-stat, and JSONP format.


Currently, the API can't sort any requests. Generally results are returned in a reasonable order (i.e. alpha), but that order cannot be controlled.

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