Web Service Operations

Web Service

Operation

Description

Requires a valid session identifier

WOKMWSAuthenticate

authenticate

Send user authentication credentials. If validated, return session identifier.

No

closeSession

Sends the session identifier and close the server session. Return empty message.

Yes

WokSearch

search

Submits a user query and returns results.

Yes

citedReferences

Returns the references cited by an article retrieved by a previous search. The citing article is identified by record ID.

Yes

citingArticles

Searches for articles that cite an article retrieved by a previous search. The cited article is specified by record ID.

Yes

relatedRecords

Searches for articles that have one or more cited references in common with the article specified by unique identifier (UID).

Yes

retrieveById

Returns records specified by unique identifiers (UIDs).

Yes

citedReferencesRetrieve

Returns additional cited references for the article retrieved by the citedReferences operation. This operation should be used if a citedReferences operation returns 100 references, which is the maximum retrieved by that operation. The number of records retrieved is limited to 100 per operation.

Yes

retrieve

returns additional records that satisfy a previous search, citingArticles, relatedRecords, or retrieveByID operation. The number of records retrieved is limited to 100 per retrieve operation.

Yes

All WokSearch operations return a maximum of 100 records. The operations retrieve and citedReferencesRetrieve use the queryId from a previous search operation to return records beyond the 100-record limit.