Set Search API Reference

You can search Quizlet's 73,572,690 flashcard sets by title/subject query, term and creator.

There is also a shortcut to view any user's sets (i.e. https://api.quizlet.com/2.0/users/USERNAME/sets).

Differences From API v1.0

You can perform all the same queries as you could in 1.0, but the format is slightly different.

The only thing that you can't search for is multiple IDs at the same time.

Lastly, there is no equivalent of the extended parameter for searches in the API 2.0. Sets will be displayed either with minimal information or with full details depending on the endpoint you use.

Sets returned with minimal details

Sets will be displayed with minimal information, which means without the terms (like extended=off) when:

  • Sets returned from any search URL (i.e. https://api.quizlet.com/2.0/search/) will always be minimal.
  • A user's sets being viewed with as part of their profile (i.e. https://api.quizlet.com/2.0/users/USERNAME) will display only minimal information about sets.

Sets returned with all details, including terms

Sets will be displayed with full information, including the terms (like extended=on) when:

  • Single sets being viewed (i.e. https://api.quizlet.com/2.0/sets/SET_ID) will always display full details.
  • When viewing the sets section of a user (i.e. https://api.quizlet.com/2.0/users/USERNAME/sets) will always display full details.

Mapping searches from version 1.0

Search API 1.0 API 2.0
Get a single set by ID /1.0/sets?q=ids:SET_ID /2.0/sets/SET_ID
Search for a specific user's sets /1.0/sets?q=creator:USERNAME /2.0/users/USERNAME/sets or /2.0/search/sets?creator=USERNAME
Search by title and subjects /1.0/sets?q=SEARCH_QUERY /2.0/search/sets?q=SEARCH_QUERY
Search by a single term /1.0/sets?q=term:TERM /2.0/search/sets?term=TERM
Search by a single term in a user's sets only /1.0/sets?q=term:TERM+creator:USERNAME /2.0/search/sets?term=TERM&creator=USERNAME
Search by title and subjects in a user's sets only /1.0/sets?q=SEARCH_QUERY+creator:USERNAME /2.0/search/sets?q=SEARCH_QUERY&creator=USERNAME
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