Developers Resources

Lens Tools

The Lens provides a variety of tools for you to integrate our core experience into your website. The Lens enables you to make your website more dynamic and integrated with our search platform. You can use our website Plugins to enhance your site, in most cases it's a simple copy and paste of a HTML snippet into your site.

Integrated Search Plugin

Easily embed The Lens' search into your site, in a light or dark theme.



Note: you may be required to change the width="100%" to fit into your site. For example if you want the plugin to be 250px wide, you can change it to width="250px"

Embed Graphical Analysis

The Lens provides the ability to embed any graph or analysis chart into your own website

On any expanded analysis graph, you can find an embed button (embedIcon) on the top right. This embed button allows users to copy a HTML snippet and integrate the graph their viewing into their own website. The embed also allows the user to change titles of the graph, as well as customising the width and height of the graph to fit into their website.

» View an example here

Interested in helping us improve?

We are continually looking for ways to improve the quality of our data. As a part of this ongoing process, we would like to invite anyone with an interest in improving the quality of the Lens data the opportunity to help us do just that. There are several technical and data challenges that we are working on and you may be able to provide an important contribution to help make the Lens an even better a public resource. These challenges include, but are not limited to:

  • Disambiguation of author affiliations and assigning institutions
  • Quality checking of scholarly works metadata
  • Unified topic taxonomy
  • Any other suggestions?

If you are interested in helping improve the Lens, please contact us at support@lens.org

Your work will be publicly acknowledged and your contribution highlighted.