Virtual Reference Resource

URLs and Supported Requests

The Virtual Reference Resource supports two operations.

Operation Resource URL HTTP METHOD
Read https://worldcat.org/wcr/virtual-reference-system/data/{virtualReferenceSystemID} GET
Search https://worldcat.org/wcr/virtual-reference-system/search?w={query} GET

HTTP Accept Types

Parameters

Parameter Required Description
q No The search query
inst No The Institution Registry ID of the institution you want to limit the search to
startIndex No What index item to start the collection at.
itemsPerPage No How many collection items to return per request.

Query Indices

Name Description
instName
Institution Name
instSymbol Institution OCLC Symbol

Example URLs

Search for virtual reference systems associated with institution ID 2315:

GET https://worldcat.org/wcr/virtual-reference-system/search?inst=2315

Search for virtual reference systems associated with the OCLC Symbol OSU:

GET https://worldcat.org/wcr/virtual-reference-system/search?q=instSymbol:OSU

Returns information about a specific virtual reference system with ID 320007:

GET https://worldcat.org/wcr/virtual-reference-system/data/320007