Tip of the Week: How to Search within Results

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Have you ever constructed a search query in HeinOnline that generated a large number of results? Instead of starting from scratch and creating a new query, users can select the Search Within Results button to add additional terms and narrow down results. Let’s take a look at this handy feature!

Search within Results

Let’s research a current hot topic in the news. Enter the Law Journal Library, and using the Full Text tab run a search for “mail-in ballot” OR “vote-by-mail.” This query produces more than 700 results. To narrow them down, click the Search Within Results button found above the list.

Screenshot of mail-in ballot” OR “vote-by-mail search in HeinOnline's Law Journal Library

Next, users are directed to an advanced search option. The search query is displayed at the top of the page with the ability to add additional text, author names, titles, states, countries, DOI, topics, titles, and a date range.

Let’s modify this search by adding the text fraud and the topics Democracy and Voting.

Screenshot of advanced search in HeinOnline

Now, the search results have been narrowed down to a little more than 100 results. Next, Sort by: Volume Date (Newest First) to see the most recent articles written on this hot topic. Relevant results include:

To narrow down the results list even more, users can Search Within Results again or can refine the search using the facets provided.

Screenshot of Search Within Results Tool in HeinOnline

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