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Web Services

Hot Articles is a free service offered by Ex Libris that allows you to see what articles are currently the most popular in libraries around the world. Read more about Hot Articles.

Hot Articles is available via open interfaces that are described on this page. You will need to register to use the open interfaces.

Hot Articles is also available as a mobile app for iPhone and Android. Download the mobile apps here.

ParameterDescriptionValue
tokenAuthentication token (sent after registration)string
formatOutput format – html, xml, atom, rss, jsonstring
topicSee Hot Articles Topics for a list of available topicsstring

Example Input

The default size of the hot articles tile is 275×490 pixels. You can change the size of the tile, as necessary.

To include the HTML tile in your page add the following:

<iframe scrolling="no" height="275" frameborder="0" width="490" src="https://bx.ha.exlibrisgroup.com/service/hotarticles?token=YOURTOKEN&format=html&topic=AllSubjects" title="Hot Articles from bX"></iframe>

Example Output Formats

HTML

You can view an example for the HTML output here.

You can select a specific topic from the drop-down list of the HTML tile to view articles on that subject, or you can view the articles that are most popular across all subjects. See Hot Article Topics for a list of available topics. Please note that we aim to add new categories over time.

A list of the most popular articles of the month is displayed. To see more articles, click More Articles.

If you have registered your institutional link resolver such as SFX , clicking on an article links you to the full text services your institution provides.

See the other formats for Hot Articles below:

XML

<root>
      <selectedtopic>
      <label>Agriculture & Forestry</label>
      <lastupdated>March 2012</lastupdated>
      </selectedtopic>
      <hotarticles>
      <article bx_lastupdated="March 2012">
      <bx_resourceID>50530453</bx_resourceID>
      <bx_authorFullName>Pareek, Chandra S</bx_authorFullName>
      <bx_author>
      <first>Chandra</first>
      <initial>C S</initial>
      <last>Pareek</last>
      </bx_author>
      <bx_atitle>Sequencing technologies and genome sequencing</bx_atitle>
      <bx_jtitle>Journal of Applied Genetics</bx_jtitle>
      <bx_publicationDate>2011</bx_publicationDate>
      <bx_volume>52</bx_volume>
      <bx_issue>4</bx_issue>
      <bx_spage>413</bx_spage>
      <bx_doi>10.1007/s13353-011-0057-x</bx_doi>
      <bx_openUrl>?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft.atitle=Sequencing+technologies+and+genome+sequencing&rft.aufirst=Chandra&rft.aulast=Pareek&rft.au=C S&rft.issn=1234-1983&rft.issue=4&rft.jtitle=Journal+of+Applied+Genetics&rft.date=2011&rft.spage=413&rft.volume=52&rft.doi=10.1007/s13353-011-0057-x&rfr_id=info:sid/www.exlibrisgroup.com:bx-hotarticle</bx_openUrl>
      </article>
      .
      .
      .
      </hotarticles>
            </root>

ATOM

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
            <feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:bx="http://bx.exlibrisgroup.com/docs/schema/bx">
            <title>Agriculture & Forestry</title>
            <lastupdated>March 2012</lastupdated>
            <copyright>Copyright 2008-2009 Ex Libris Group</copyright>
            <entry>
            <title>Sequencing technologies and genome sequencing</title>
            <link rel="alternate">http://sfx-demo.exlibrisgroup.com:3210/demo?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft.atitle=Sequencing+technologies+and+genome+sequencing&rft.aufirst=Chandra&rft.aulast=Pareek&rft.au=C S&rft.issn=1234-1983&rft.issue=4&rft.jtitle=Journal+of+Applied+Genetics&rft.date=2011&rft.spage=413&rft.volume=52&rft.doi=10.1007/s13353-011-0057-x&rfr_id=info:sid/www.exlibrisgroup.com:bx-hotarticle</link>
            <bx_resourceID>50530453</bx_resourceID>
            <bx_authorFullName>Pareek, Chandra S</bx_authorFullName>
            <bx_jtitle>Journal of Applied Genetics</bx_jtitle>
            <bx_publicationDate>2011</bx_publicationDate>
            <bx_volume>52</bx_volume>
            <bx_issue>4</bx_issue>
            <bx_spage>413</bx_spage>
            <bx_doi>10.1007/s13353-011-0057-x</bx_doi>
            </entry>
            .
            .
            .
</feed>

RSS

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rss xmlns:bx="http://bx.exlibrisgroup.com/docs/schema/bx" version="2.0">
<channel>
<title>Agriculture & Forestry</title>
<lastupdated>March 2012</lastupdated>
<copyright>Copyright 2008-2009 Ex Libris Group</copyright>
<item>
<title>Sequencing technologies and genome sequencing</title>
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<pubDate>2011</pubDate>
<author>Pareek, Chandra S</author>
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<bx_jtitle>Journal of Applied Genetics</bx_jtitle>
<bx_volume>52</bx_volume>
<bx_issue>4</bx_issue>
<bx_spage>413</bx_spage>
<bx_doi>10.1007/s13353-011-0057-x</bx_doi>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>

JSON

[
        {
"bx_lastupdated" : "March 2012",
      "bx_resourceID" : "239910",
      "bx_authorFullName" : "KAHNEMAN, DANIEL",
      "bx_author" : {
      "first" : "DANIEL",
      "initial" : "D",
      "last" : "KAHNEMAN"
        },
      "bx_atitle" : "PROSPECT THEORY: AN ANALYSIS OF DECISION UNDER RISK",
      "bx_jtitle" : "Econometrica",
      "bx_publicationDate" : "1979",
      "bx_volume" : "47",
      "bx_issue" : "2",
      "bx_spage" : "263",
      "bx_doi" : "10.2307/1914185",
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Hot Articles Topics

TopicSubTopicURL topic values
All SubjectsAll SubjectsAllSubjects
Agriculture and ForestryAgriculture and ForestryAgricultureNForestry
BusinessBusinessBusiness
EngineeringEngineeringEngineering
Materials ScienceMaterialsScience
LawLawLaw
Library & Information ScienceLibrary & Information ScienceLibraryNInformationScience
MedicineInternal MedicineInternalMedicine
MedicineMedicine
Occupational and Physical Therapy & RehabilitationOccupational
PediatricsPediatrics
Pharmacy, Therapeutics & PharmacologyPharmacy
PsychiatryPsychiatry
Public HealthPublic
NursingNursingNursing
PsychologyPsychologyPsychology
SciencesBiologyBiology
ChemistryChemistry
MathematicsMathematics
PhysicsPhysics
SciencesSciences
Social SciencesSocial SciencesSocialSciences
EconomicsEconomics
EducationEducation
Political SciencesPoliticalSciences
Family & Gender studiesFamilyNWomens
Journalism & CommunicationJournalismNCommunications
Recreation & SportsRecreationNSports
SociologySociology
CriminologyCriminology