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Zotero Web API Global Search

The Zotero Web API provides an interface to search aggregated metadata from the full corpus of public items stored on zotero.org.

Global search is currently in beta, with restricted public access. If you would like to test global search, you can email support@zotero.org to request access.

GET /global

Search Parameters

Parameter Values Default Description
q string null Quick search. Searches all fields.
doi string null A document object identifier (DOI)
isbn string null An international standard book identifier (ISBN)

Search Syntax


  • /global?q=virtual
  • /global?doi=10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.104
  • /global?isbn=1421402831

Getting Public Library Items for a Global Item

GET /global/items?id=<global item id>


  • /global/items?id=doi:10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.104
  • /global/items?id=isbn:1421402831
dev/web_api/v3/global_search.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/12 19:53 (external edit)