Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides millions of people access to health information via its portfolio of products and services. But some people may need to access NLM’s resources in special ways, to help support new and innovative projects. Application programming interfaces (APIs) can help you access NLM’s data more quickly and efficiently, especially when integrated into a program or script.

This webinar is aimed at librarians and other information professionals who are familiar with NLM’s products and services but want to explore NLM data in new ways. Students with all levels of technical expertise are welcome, regardless of whether you’ve never heard of APIs before, you’re a new API user who needs a little help, or are an API expert looking for more information about NLM’s API offerings. As long as you’re interested in finding new and improved ways of interacting with NLM’s resources, this webinar is for you!

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct

Objectives

Course Goals

  1. Explain what an API is, how APIs can help users interact with systems, and why users might choose to use APIs.
  2. Describe the basic mechanics of using an API
  3. Identify methods of interacting with APIs
  4. Discuss the various NLM APIs and when a specific NLM API would be useful.
Class Length

1 hour

Class Owner(s)

Katherine Majewski, Librarian, OET

Instructor(s)

Mike Davidson, Librarian, OET

Continuing Education

This class has been approved for Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits.

Classes

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Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast This interactive webinar provides librarians and information professionals an introduction to application programming interfaces (APIs), including why APIs can be useful, how to get started using APIs, and which National Library of Medicine APIs might be right for you. 1.00 On
Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration

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