May 25, 2022

Microsoft Academic Graph Now Contains Over 176 Million Articles, Announces Improved Patent Coverage

Ed. Note: Search/discover using the Microsoft Academic Graph using Microsoft Academic Search. MORE than worthy of your time and attention.

From the Microsoft Academic Blog:

Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) is updated weekly to keep up with the pace of scientific discoveries and technology advances. Just a few months ago, in our April 20, 2018 blog, we disclosed that the graph contained more than 173 million articles. As of July 31, 2018, that number had risen to more than 176 million. We update these numbers every time the graph is uploaded online.


Starting in August 2018, you’ll see a significant jump in the number of publications indexed in MAG, to more than 200 million. This is due to our revised approach for citing patents.

Starting now, MAG will provide improved patent coverage thanks to a partnership with domain expert is a public benefit company spun out from Cambia and the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. The Lens–including its predecessor, Patent Lens–has been a free, open and global full text patent search site for over 18 years, serving over 110M patent records from more than 100 jurisdictions.

Learn More About the Patent Coverage, View Screenshots in the Complete Blog Post

Direct to Microsoft Academic Search

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.