Academic Commons


The Academic Commons RESTful API can be used to query/search for records. We support JSON responses. Documentation and a GUI can be found at:


Academic Commons supports the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), version 2.0. The base URL is:


Academic Commons can receive content via SWORD deposit. SWORD is best used for recurrent deposits. If you would like to deposit content via SWORD, contact us at


The sitemap for Academic Commons is regenerated every weekday.

Metadata license

Academic Commons bibliographic metadata — excluding abstracts, which may be under copyright — is available under a Creative Commons 0 1.0 Universal license.

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To the extent possible under law, Columbia University Libraries have waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Academic Commons bibliographic metadata (abstracts are excluded from this license). This work is published from: United States.