Getting Started with the Knowledge Services

Get started with our Knowledge Services here. Learn about our authentication, environment and response codes. Follow a step by step process in order to learn how to use our services.

Environment

We support a sandbox environment and a production environment. The sandbox environment allows you to test your API client code. You need your EBSCO credentials to access the sandbox environment. For the HoldingsIQ and ResourceIQ service, you need your customer id and a sandbox API key to access the sandbox environment. For the LinkIQ service, you need your customer profile to access the sandbox environment. The sandbox can be used for testing the various API functions in a secure environment. All of your testing and development should be completed in the sandbox environment.

HoldingsIQ and ResourceIQ requests to the sandbox environment should be made to:

https://sandbox.ebsco.io/rm/rmaccounts

HoldingsIQ and ResourceIQ requests to the production environment should be made to:

https://api.ebsco.io/rm/rmaccounts

LinkIQ requests to the sandbox environment should be made to:

https://sandbox.ebsco.io/ftf/ftfaccount

LinkIQ requests to the production environment should be made to:

https://api.ebsco.io/ftf/ftfaccount