Comprehensive Search Results in HeinOnline Just Got Better

Enhancements, Functionality, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline has always offered comprehensive search results. Results will never max out, regardless of the search parameters. For example, the incredibly broad search law from within the Law Journal Library  produces more than 1.8 million results:


Infinite Scrolling Now Available

Recently, the HeinOnline development team analyzed the way researchers used search results. They discovered that more than 85% of users do not venture beyond the first page of search results. In order to more intuitively display a greater number of search results, an infinite scroll feature has been implemented. Users will no longer be required to use page arrows to go beyond the first page of results. Instead, scrolling through search results will continue until the results set is exhausted:

As users get deeper into the list of results, options to sort the results, bookmark documents to MyHein, save search queries, and email selected results will appear on the bottom left side of the screen:

Users still have the option of jumping back to the top or bottom of the results page using the arrows on the bottom left side of the page:

While this feature is designed to improve the overall research experience, the option to turn off infinite scroll is available next to the binoculars icon at the top of any search results page:

Turning off infinite scroll will enable users to display a finite, pre-selected number of results and allow printing of a particular results set using the web browser’s print tool.

We Love Feedback

This feature was developed as the result of an internal idea, but many of the best tools available in HeinOnline were implemented as the result of a customer suggestion. Submit feedback anytime if you have an idea that can help improve the database.

For help searching and navigating in HeinOnline, contact the dedicated support team at (800) 277-6995, email us, or chat with us!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *