Microsoft Academic – Microsoft Research

Microsoft Academic was the most advanced academic search engines for academic publications and literature, developed by Microsoft Research. It was shut down in 2022. Microsoft Academic has been discontinued and replaced with a new project called OpenAlex.

Microsoft Academic is a deep learning-based search engine that indexes millions of scholarly articles. Microsoft Academic gained prominence because it profiled authors, organizations, keywords, and journals and made the dataset available as open data, in contrast to Google Scholar.

Microsoft Academic is a new search engine designed to help researchers find publications, papers and citations. The search engine indexed over 260 million publications, 88 million of which are journal articles.

Microsoft Academic is designed to assist human in performing scientific research. Human inputs the search query and then the desired data of interest can be obtained accordingly. Specifically, it works by leveraging machine’s cognitive power in memory, computation, sensing, attention and endurance.

The Academic Knowledge API has moved to Microsoft Cognitive Services Labs. Please visit the new API page and read the documentation. Once you go through the 2-step sign in process, you will see your API keys.

We recently announced the new Microsoft Academic Knowledge API, now available for developers to start using in their applications today. Please note that if you are currently under a free trial, your current keys will remain valid until the end of your trial.

Beginning on May 24, 2018, the Academic Knowledge API will be retired. If you are currently using the paid preview tier of this product, you can continue until April 30, 2019; after that date you will no longer be able to access your application.

If you need a new API key, please generate it using the API’s page on the Microsoft Cognitive Services Labs portal. There will no longer be a paid tier for Academic Knowledge. Please contact us if the free tier is insufficient for your needs.

Access the knowledge graph that powers Microsoft Academic search directly via our API. To access the API, you first need to create a free Azure account, and then add the Academic Knowledge API to your dashboards.

How To Login To Microsoft Academic

  1. Create a free Azure account.
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account.
  3. Verify your identity with a credit card. No payment will be extracted.
  4. Begin using your Azure subscription.
  5. Proceed to the Azure management portal.
  6. Add a new dashboard.
  7. Select Academic Knowledge API in the results.
  8. Search for Academic Knowledge API.
  9. Click create.
  10. Name your dashboard, and select location West US and Pricing tier F0 (free).
  11. See your new dashboard in your account.
  12. Note your Subscription ID under the Keys menu.


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