Public REST APIs
There is constantly updating online database of the public services at the programmableweb.com.
Below are descriptions of the selected services with examples on how to use them and the data in what format they return. The request examples provided can be used as the data sources while creating the AutoTag templates.
ISBNdb.com project is a database of books providing on-line and remote research tools for individuals, book stores, librarians, scientists, etc. Taking data from hundreds of libraries across the world ISBNdb is a unique tool you won't find anywhere else.
API home: https://isbndb.com/docs/api/
The service requires a free registration after which the API access key can be retrieved. The key is required to perform queries against the service.
For example, the following query will search the books containing 'thief of time' in the title. It also returns a list of prices on every title at different stores.
The data is returned in XML format.
Archive of US newspapers
Chronicling America provides access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages.
The request http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/results/?terms=boulder&format=json performes a search for 'boulder' and returns the titles found. The result is in JSON format.
The Abbrevations API enables you to get classified acronyms and abbreviations content for a given term.
The request http://www.abbreviations.com/services/v2/abbr.php?uid=1001&tokenid=tk324324324&term=asap performs a search for the term 'asap' and returns the data in XML format.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<definition>As Soon As Possible</definition>