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Robert Jäschke created an issue

... does no longer work, see http://psycnet.apa.org/record/1996-02773-003

This is a really tricky case: their web page is loaded completely dynamic, that is, via JavaScript. Pressing the export button causes some JSON requests in the background and then finally a file to pop up. Unfortunately, as it is opened in a new window, the normal network trace of Firefox (F12) does not allow us to see what's going on in the background. So this requires some reverse engineering to understand which requests are required. Really sad. :-(

Comments (6)

  1. Jan Pfister
  2. Til Barthel

    Should be fixed in simple-scraper-fixes branch. You only need cookies from the page itself and a part, uid, from the url. Then you have to send a post-request with a json containing the uid to “https://psycnet.apa.org/api/request/record.exportRISFile” to get authorization and then a get-method to “https://psycnet.apa.org/ris/download” to get the RIS, which can be converted to bibtex.

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