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List of APIs for Scholarly Resources

A list of commonly used scholarly resources API

Twitter API

Provides access to query and retrieve tweets, users, and other key Twitter resources.



  • The rate limits (i.e. number of tweets you can retrieve per requests, etc.) are outlined in this page. Note that different version of API (standard, enterprise, etc.) have different set of limits.
  • Developers must abide by the Twitter Developer Policy. The policy outlined what kind of data you can retrieve and other limitations in more detail. 

Useful Links

API Wrappers and Other Tools

Twitter Datasets

Tip: Check on the link below if the datasets that you need had already been gathered by others before

Reddit API

Provides access to query and retrieve Reddit posts, comments, subreddits lists, user history, and many more.


  • You need to have a Reddit account (for authentication purposes) and request for a OAUTH Client ID.
  • You have to agree to the Terms of Use before you can request one here.


  • Calls made through connection via OAuth2 can make up to 60 requests per minute, with 100 items per request.

Useful Links

Reddit Datasets

The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy