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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Pretty cool! I’ve been following Tara for years…subscribe at work as I’ve found some real gems to pass on to the rest of the staff 🙂