Search institutions

The best way to search for institutions is to use the search query parameter, which searches the display_name, the display_name_alternatives, and the display_name_acronyms. Example:

You can read more about search here. It will show you how relevance score is calculated, how words are stemmed to improve search results, and how to do complex boolean searches.

Search a specific field

You can also use search as a filter, allowing you to fine-tune the fields you're searching over. To do this, you append .search to the end of the property you are filtering for:

The following field can be searched as a filter within institutions:

Search filterField that is searched

You can also use the filter, which works the same as using the search parameter.

Autocomplete institutions

You can autocomplete institutions to create a very fast type-ahead style search function:

This returns a list of institutions with the institution location set as the hint:

  "results": [
        "id": "",
        "display_name": "Harvard University",
        "hint": "Cambridge, USA",
        "cited_by_count": 37792327,
        "works_count": 242547,
        "entity_type": "institution",
        "external_id": ""

Read more in the autocomplete page in the API guide.

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