Scholarly, Academic & Data APIs

A Workshop Series on How to Use APIs in Your Research
Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Workshop 1: Introduction to APIs and JSON

This workshop offers an introduction to APIs and JSON, the most common data format used in APIs. By the end of this workshop you will gain a basic understanding of the JSON data format, how to work with JSON data, and how to access a variety of APIs. Each subsequent workshop will focus on a specific API and how to use it.  

Tentative Lineup: 

  1. Crossref API "exposes the metadata that members provide Crossref when they register their content with us. And it’s not just the bibliographic metadata either. Funding data, license information, full-text links, ORCID iDs, abstracts, and Crossmark updates, are all available, if included in members’ metadata."
  2. ROpenScience's Rentrez
  3. Elsevier Scopus APIs
  4. Dataverse API - R & Python Client