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Works

Journal articles, books, datasets, and theses
Works are scholarly documents like journal articles, books, datasets, and theses. OpenAlex indexes over 240M works, with about 50,000 added daily. You can access a work in the OpenAlex API like this:
That will return a list of Work object, describing everything OpenAlex knows about each work. We collect new works from many sources, including Crossref, PubMed, institutional and discipline-specific repositories (eg, arXiv). Many older works come from the now-defunct Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG).
Works are linked to other works via the referenced_works (outgoing citations), cited_by_api_url (incoming citations), and related_works properties.

What's next

Learn more about what you can do with works: