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Search/Retrieve Web Service
– Example usage
Z39.50
– Search/Retrieve Web Service
Search/Retrieve via URL
OpenSearch
– Representational State Transfer

See also
Z39.50
– Search/Retrieve Web Service
OpenSearch
– Representational State Transfer
Wide area information server

Search engine
Z39.50
– Search/Retrieve Web Service
Search/Retrieve via URL
OpenSearch
Wide area information server

Desktop search
Z39.50
– Search/Retrieve Web Service
Search/Retrieve via URL
OpenSearch
Wide area information server

Online search
Z39.50
– Search/Retrieve Web Service
Search/Retrieve via URL
OpenSearch
Wide area information server

Search/Retrieve Web service (SRW) is a web service for search and retrieval. SRW provides a SOAP interface to queries, to augment the URL interface provided by its companion protocol Search/Retrieve via URL (SRU). Queries in SRU and SRW are expressed using the Contextual Query Language (CQL).

Standards for SRW, SRU, and CQL are promulgated by the United States Library of Congress.

The SRW service and SRU protocol were both created by as part of the ZING (Z39.50 International: Next Generation) initiative as successors to the Z39.50 protocol.

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