Authors of Scholarly Articles

One of the largest collections on MyHeritage was recently updated.  It’s now 276,247,687 records. Here’s how MyHeritage describes the collection.

This collection includes the names of authors of millions of scholarly articles. Authors’ names are collected from over 50,000 journals and open-access repositories from all over the world. Records typically include the given name and surname of authors and co-authors, the article’s title and date, the name of the journal, and the name of its publisher. For some of the articles, a link is provided to view the article online.

The articles are Open Access content. They originate from legitimate sources including repositories run by universities, governments, and scholarly societies, as well as open content hosted by publishers themselves.

Giving it a try, I found a few 19th-century articles for my distant relative T Fairman Ordish. In a sea of John D Reids, there were also a few of my articles, nothing genealogical.

This collection complements the contents of library catalogues, like WorldCat., for books, and  PERSI, which focuses on genealogical publications but does not index the names of the author(s) of articles.

One Reply to “Authors of Scholarly Articles”

  1. Thanks so much for this information, I routinely hunt for scholarly articles and bibliographies and lists of secondary sources. This information gives me an added incentive to have a look at My Heritage for the first time. Brenda

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