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EBSCOhost API - Search Method FAQs

Can I retrieve audio and video files using the EBSCOhost API via the Search method?

Yes, persistent links to audio and video entries in the EBSCOhost interface are returned through the Search method.

What data elements are returned in the XML when consuming the Search method?

The data elements returned in the XML when consuming the Search method are further explained on the EBSCOhost API Search page.

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When using the Search method, what is the default sort order of the returned record set?

The default sort order of the Search method is 'date'. To see available sort methods on any given database, use the Info method.

When using the Search method, I don't need all the fields returned in the record set. Is it possible to eliminate certain fields from the returned record set?

Yes, this is possible, by using the Record Subset parameter of the search method. See the Search Method API page for more details.

 

See also:

EBSCO Integration Toolkit Support Center

 

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