Search with Name/Initial Variants

Take a name and optional keywords and generate a set of name variants (for “John Paul Smith” you’d get John Smith, Smith John Paul, JP Smith, etc) and build search URLs for Google, Google Books, Google Scholar, and Internet Archive.

That’s the facilityTara Calishain, proprietor of ResearchBuzz, has built. She calls it  Carl’s Name Net in honour of one of her Patreon supporters.

I found some oddball hits new to me among many that were the “wrong” person. Worth a try!

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