Ready to Learn?Ex Libris products all provide open APIs

Recommendation Lists Response Field

The recommendationLists field will be populated if the query is eligible for best bets, database recommendations, or journal title recommendations.

Database Recommendations

Each database recommendation contains the following three fields:

  • title - the database title
  • description - the brief description of the database
  • link - the URL with the library proxy embedded to the database

Example - A recommendationLists element in XML format

<recommendationLists>
  <recommendationList type="database">
    <recommendation title="CINAHL with Full Text"
        description="The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature"
        link="http://proxy.myinstitution.edu/login?URL=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&amp;profile=ehost"/>
  </recommendationList>
</recommendationLists>

Best Bets

Each best bet contains the following three fields:

  • title - the best bet title
  • description - the best bet message
  • link - the URL to a web page with more details

Example - A recommendationLists element in XML format

<recommendationLists>
  <recommendationList type="bestBet">
    <recommendation icon="null" title="Library Hours" description="&lt;p&gt;Sun: 7am - 10pm &amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp; Thu: 7am - 10pm&lt;/p&gt;&#xd;
&lt;p&gt;Mon: 7am - 10pm &amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp; Fri: 7am - 8pm&lt;/p&gt;&#xd;
&lt;p&gt;Tue: 7am - 10pm &amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp; Sat: 10am - 6pm&lt;/p&gt;&#xd;
&lt;p&gt;Wed: 7am - 10pm&lt;/p&gt;" link=""/>

  </recommendationList>
</recommendationLists>

Recommended journal titles

Each journal title recommendation contains the following three fields:

  • tfTitle - the title of the recommended journal
  • existspublicationtitle- a boolean flag indicating whether or not a journal recommendation was returned
  • tfCount - the number of documents in the result set associated with the recommended title

Example - A recommendationLists element in XML format

<recommendationLists>
  <recommendationList type="journalTitle">
    <recommendation tfTitle="plos neglected tropical diseases" existspublicationtitle="true" tfCount="2633"/>
  </recommendationList>
</recommendationLists>