Introduction to Webscraping with Python


Date and Time 
May 30, 2018
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Green Library East 166 (IC Classroom)
Event Sponsor 
Stanford University Libraries

This workshop introduces basic techniques in webscraping with Python primarily using the requests-html library. You’ll learn how to write a script to scrape multiple pages of a website, select particular information from a page, and save that information in a structured file. We’ll also discuss some of the legal and ethical issue involved in webscraping.
Prerequisites: You should be familiar with basic Python syntax and fundamental programming concepts such as variables, functions, and control flow. If you need a refresher, check out A Byte of Python (
This workshop is offered by Stanford Libraries' Center for Interdisciplinary Research as part of its mission to provide training in technical academic research practices and applied research methods.Webscraping with Python