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NYTimes Article Search API Documentation
API used as the example in this workshop
Free software package that includes Jupyter Notebook and Python, used in this workshop to connect to an API
Free, limited version of Tableau (data visualization software) that allows users to open JSON files, used in this workshop to demonstrate how we can work with the results from an API call if we don't want to use Python
Tableau for Students
Free version of Tableau (data visualization software) designed for educational use that offers more functionality than Tableau Public.
Using the Chronicling America API
Instructions for connecting to the Chronicling America API via Python
JSTOR Labs API
API documentation for connecting to JSTOR
World Bank Data API
Catalog of World Bank Data, including historic data, and the various APIs available for connecting to the data
Twitter API Documentation
For connecting to the Twitter API. This is an example of a limited API with paid access.
Using JSON in Python
Blog post about how to working with .json files in Python
API calls in Python - Lynda Tutorial
*Penn Access Only* - Video guide to using Python to connect to an API
Examples of Working with APIs
This collection of tutorials examines ways that you can connect to APIs and use that data. By Programming Historian.
Data Visualization Example
Example of the type of visualization possible when you can connect to an API to automate extracting data from a resource.
Data Visualization Workshop Materials
This zip file contains the workshop materials for my Data Viz Basics workshop, including the slide deck and sample (faked) data sets. To follow along with the demo from the workshop, follow the instructions in the Slide Notes (bottom of the slide when you open it in Powerpoint).
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