ScholarCheck Update and General Overview

Exploring HeinOnline, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

NEW: Refreshed Appearance

Thanks to a suggestion from a HeinOnline user, ScholarCheck statistics inside a document are no longer initially found in a pop-up box. The pop-up box blocked some text in the table of contents, and we agreed with the user that this information could be displayed more effectively. Check out ScholarCheck’s new appearance above any journal’s table of contents:

Color code:

  • Blue: cited by articles
  • Red: cited by cases
  • Green: cited by documents in the American Law Institute Library
  • Gold: number of times accessed

Click the ScholarCheck Box to display the number of articles and cases that cite the article being viewed, as well as the number of times that article has been accessed within the past 12 months.

ScholarCheck Summary

HeinOnline’s ScholarCheck is a series of tools which help researchers quickly locate related material throughout the interface. ScholarCheck:

  • Analyzes the most-cited journals, articles, and authors
  • Enables users to view and access articles and cases cited by other articles and cases, and to see how many times an article has been accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period
  • Provides inline hyperlinking so users can quickly access related material across HeinOnline and Fastcase content
  • Allows users to sort search results by most-cited and most-accessed content
  • Calculates metrics for ranking scholarly authors and displays these metrics in Author Profile Pages

ScholarCheck is available in most HeinOnline databases. Look for the ScholarCheck icon to determine where its features can be used.

ScholarCheck in Author Profiles

ScholarCheck is an integral part of author profile pages in HeinOnline. Metrics counted for each author include:

  • Number of times cited by articles (total)
  • Number of times cited by cases
  • Number of times accessed
  • Number of times cited by articles in the past 10 years
  • Number of times cited by articles within the past 1-2 years

The following metrics are counted but do not contribute to the author’s overall rank:

  • Average number of citations per article
  • Number of self-citations

ScholarCheck in Action

To experience the power of HeinOnline’s ScholarCheck, let’s take a look at the most-cited article in the Law Journal Library: Right to Privacy by Samuel D. Warren and Louis D. Brandeis. From within the article, click the ScholarCheck box to access links to articles and cases which cite this article.

Look for blue highlighted text in HeinOnline documents. These are inline hyperlinks which enable users to quickly access related content in HeinOnline, Fastcase, and the interwebs at large. For example, let’s page through the most-accessed article in HeinOnline: Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics by Kimberle Crenshaw. Page 150 provides an example of links to U.S. Reports for U.S. Supreme Court case law, Fastcase, and a journal article:

Learn More and Access Support Resources

Visit the HeinOnline Knowledge Base to access articles and training materials about ScholarCheck , including this training guide and this training video.

Knowledge Base

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