HeinOnline Help Video Series

Exploring HeinOnline, Navigating, Searching, Training, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Although librarians are information superheroes, it's impossible to help everyone or be everywhere at the same time. In order to assist with the mission to spread knowledge, the HeinOnline support team has created several short videos to help all types of users with searching and navigating in the world's largest image-based legal research database. Below is a snapshot of some of the more recent help videos available.

1. What Is HeinOnline?

For new law students or associates who may not have had the opportunity to use HeinOnline before, this video explains the basics of what HeinOnline contains and how to use the database.

2. HeinOnline Welcome Page

Learn the different features and functions of the Welcome Page, which serves as a home base containing links to all subscribed content as well as multiple search and document retrieval options.

3. Searching 101

This tutorial explains the basics of searching and document retrieval in HeinOnline. Spend five minutes watching this video in order to save time down the line by learning the most efficient research strategies.

4. eTOC Alerts in HeinOnline

A quick video explains how to set up an electronic table of contents alerts. This feature requires a free MyHein personal research account, which you can learn more about here.

5. Printing and Downloading

This short video quickly shows users how to print and download in HeinOnline, and shares some lesser-known tips and tricks such as downloading a text document instead of an image-based PDF.

6. Email a Direct PDF Link

Learn how to use this email tool, which sends a link to a PDF that can be downloaded from anywhere. The end user does not need to be authenticated to HeinOnline to access the material.

7. National Survey of State Laws

This video explains how to use the database version of National Survey of State Laws by Rich Leiter. If your library has recently acquired this incredible resource, share this so your users can get the most from the content and features it has to offer. If you would like a free trial or pricing for this database, contact our marketing team for more information!

These videos, as well as training guides, frequently asked questions, blog access, and more, are available on our help page. Click Videos & Webinars to access current and archived content:

In addition to the wealth of videos and training guides on our help page, we also offer group training sessions, which are tailored to meet your institution's needs. Training can be requested here, or via email.

Is there something you'd like to see covered in a short help video? Please email marketing@wshein.com with your suggestions. For help searching or navigating in HeinOnline, contact our support team at (800) 277-6995, email us, or chat with us!



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