In order to better serve our Data Partners, EBSCO Publishing (EP) has
developed a Web Service application that allows our Data Partners to submit
search/retrieval and browse requests to EBSCOhost via the HTTP/SOAP protocol or HTTP/GET
protocol and receive XML as a response format. This allows the EBSCOhost Integration Toolkit (EIT)
web service to be called from a wide variety of client applications. The Data Partner can then format
the XML to help fit the needs of their applications.
This document is intended to provide web developers with the necessary
information in order to incorporate EBSCOhost functionality into their Web site. It
describes the basic architecture and presents the services and their operations and
EIT services are stateless. This means that all calls made to EIT services will require the user's profile and password or IP information.
The benefit that the stateless model provides to the Data Partners is that the developer(s) does not have to manage and maintain
session related information in order to call EIT services.
The following two methods can be used when requesting data from an EIT service:
Detailed information as well as test pages on each EIT service and their operations can be found on this site in the form of XHTML pages by clicking on each item's link. Additional information can be found by downloading the WSDL file for each service.
The Web Services Description Language (WSDL, pronounced 'wiz-dull' or spelled out, 'W-S-D-L') is an XML-based language that provides a model for describing Web services. More information on WSDLs can be found on the W3C web site.
The following service(s) are currently supported by EIT:
Download client sample code for Java and C#.