Subscriber Webinar: Searching 101 and PathFinder Overview

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With some of the recent changes made to the HeinOnline interface, we thought it would be a great opportunity to hold a free subscriber training webinar. Whether you’re a seasoned HeinOnline researcher or you’re new to our platform, this brief 30-minute webinar will feature our newest interface changes. Watch the recording below!

Free Customer Training Session

Searching 101 and PathFinder Overview

In this 30-minute webinar, our HeinOnline guru will showcase how to use our one-box intuitive search. Learn how to quickly retrieve a document by its citation, locate an author profile page, search the catalog, and much more. What’s more, we’ll explore all the various ways to search and browse using PathFinder, HeinOnline’s newest multidisciplinary taxonomy tool.

Meet the Webinar Speaker

Lauren Mattiuzzo, Marketing & Support Professional

Lauren Mattiuzzo has been an employee of William S. Hein & Co., Inc. for more than 20 years. During her long tenure, she has worked in various departments and developed considerable skills within the legal publishing industry. Most recently, Lauren acts as a lead member of the Marketing staff and also oversees the HeinOnline Support team. Lauren is dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction and that all researchers are provided with the necessary tools and assistance for locating materials in HeinOnline.

The HeinOnline search engine generates results based on the input of various types of information. You can enter a keyword (or several), a document or case citation, an author name, the name of a publication title, and more into the HeinOnline search bar to bring up results associated with that metadata in HeinOnline.

From anywhere in HeinOnline, enter any query into the one-box search. A series of options will appear in a drop-down, allowing you to specify your search intent.

one-box search example

To learn more about searching in HeinOnline, check out these help resources:


PathFinder is a suite of browse and search tools for subject-specific research, powered by a multi-level subject taxonomy that has been organized from the ground up based on our initial list of 1,500 “topics.” Now called Subjects, these granular research concepts have been categorized into increasingly broad levels. 

This multidisciplinary taxonomy tool can be located within the Law Journal Library in the database Advanced Search options, within search results, within the image toolbar when viewing a document, and on Author Profile pages.

PathFinder visual gif

To learn more about PathFinder, check out these help resources:

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