HeinOnline Has Integrated with ORCID!

Author Profile Pages, Enhancements, Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Tara Kibler

Do you ever feel as though you aren’t receiving the credit and recognition you deserve for your scholarly work? Are you eager to collaborate across subjects and international borders, but aren’t sure how to contact peers in your field? Is entering your personal research data across multiple information systems getting old? If only there were a way to identify yourself as a researcher without the potential for misattributions, misspellings, and other errors …

Look no further! To make your author experience easier, HeinOnline has integrated with ORCID, a registry of unique identifiers (called ORCID iDs) for researchers and scholars. Registering for an ORCID iD is free…

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New Year, New You: Get Organized in 2020 with HeinOnline!

Author Profile Pages, Branding, Exploring HeinOnline, MyHein, Searching, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The new year is the perfect time to reflect on your goals in life and work towards them. It’s that time of the year which reminds us all that even though we may not have accomplished everything we wanted in 2019, there are 365 days to do something different and better in 2020. Be it switching to a healthier lifestyle, eliminating vices, or becoming more organized—the new year is full of opportunities. HeinOnline is here to help better the new you! We’re going to highlight all the ways to stay organized with your research in the new year. So break out that brand-new, crisp notebook and jot down some of these tips…

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Tip of the Week: Similar Article Email Alerts

Author Profile Pages, Exploring HeinOnline, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Do you follow an author in HeinOnline who writes on specific subjects? Or are you an author who researches in a certain area? With the use of machine learning and natural language processing tools, users can receive email alerts when articles are added to HeinOnline that are similar to those written by a specific author.

How to Set Up an Email Alert

To set up similar article email alerts, navigate to the desired author’s profile page. There are a few different options for locating an author profile page…

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Trump Impeachment Hearing: The Testifying Scholars Revealed

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Political Science
Tara Kibler

After weeks of public testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, the House Judiciary’s impeachment hearings into President Trump have officially begun. On this first day of the hearings, four law professors take the stand to testify: Noah Feldman from Harvard Law School, Pamela Karlan from Stanford Law School, Michael Gerhardt from the University of North Carolina School of Law—all three picked by Democrats—and Jonathan Turley from the George Washington University Law School—picked by Republicans.

As experts in constitutional law, these professors will publicly testify today regarding the interpretation of the impeachment clause of the Constitution, which allows for the removal of the President of the United States following “high crimes and misdemeanours.”

Each of the experts can be found in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library…

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New Feature Alert! Improved Author Profiles in HeinOnline

Author Profile Pages, Enhancements, Exploring HeinOnline, New Features, What's New
Tara Kibler

HeinOnline’s built-in Author Profile Pages highlight the scholarly work of authors throughout its databases by compiling each author’s publications, biographical information, ScholarCheck statistics, and more in one handy-dandy place. Over the years, valuable feedback from both authors and librarians has helped HeinOnline refine its author profiles, allowing users to better understand the context of an author’s work while also helping authors better promote their publications.

Our latest additions to Author Profile Pages are now live in beta form:

(1) Subjects identified with a particular author are now displayed on many author profile pages.

(2) Explore This Author is a new interactive tool which uses metadata…

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U.S. News Law School Scholarly Impact: An Update from HeinOnline

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, ScholarCheck, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

This past February, U.S. News announced that they were considering evaluating U.S. law school scholarly impact and would be using HeinOnline as the source for the citation data.

Since this announcement, we have received many questions and concerns from the library community, so we would like to take this opportunity to provide some background information and an update on our involvement with this project.

Last summer we were approached by a group of law school deans and professors who asked if we would consider collaborating with U.S. News in regards to scholarly impact analysis. Because HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library contains comprehensive coverage of more than 2,700 legal periodicals…

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Call Us, Maybe? New Feature Now Available Thanks to a Customer Suggestion!

Author Profile Pages, Customer Suggestion, MyHein, New Features, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The support team at HeinOnline is extremely receptive to feedback. Customers call us, chat us, and even tweet us with suggestions. Each suggestion is carefully looked at and evaluated. Raquel Gabriel, Professor & Director of the Law Library at CUNY School of Law, recently reached out to us on live chat and suggested that we add a direct link to an author’s profile page via their MyHein. We agreed that this would be a convenient shortcut, and within days this new feature was added! We’d like to thank Professor Gabriel for this constructive suggestion.

Author Profile Links

Authors who have enhanced their author profile page to include their email address and have also created a MyHein account using the same email address will now see a direct link to access their author profile page via the MyHein menu…

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U.S. News Considers Using Hein’s ScholarCheck to Evaluate Law School Scholarly Impact

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, ScholarCheck, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

U.S. News & World Report is the global authority in education rankings. They specifically rank the Best Law Schools based on a number of factors including LSAT scores, job placement success, student-faculty ratio, and much more. U.S. News has been collaborating with the Hein Company to potentially create a new ranking, which would evaluate the scholarly impact of law schools across the United States.

Analyzing Scholarly Impact

Robert Morse, the Chief Data Strategist for U.S. News and author of the Morse Code: Inside the College Rankings blog

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New Metric Added to Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages, Customer Suggestion, New Features, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Twitter Feedback Leads to New Metric

Professor Orin Kerr is one of the Law Journal Library‘s most popular authors and an avid user of Twitter. Recently, Professor Kerr sent us a direct message on Twitter with several points of feedback on HeinOnline’s Author Profile Pages. He offered the suggestion to add a new metric: average number of citations per article. This new metric counts the cumulative number of times this author’s articles have been cited by other articles, then divides this number by this author’s total number of articles written, to calculate the average number of citations per article.

The new metric is not factored into an author’s overall ScholarCheck ranking analysis…

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Everything You Need to Know about Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages, Exploring HeinOnline, Tips and Tricks, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Author Profile Pages are an excellent way to showcase and promote an author’s scholarly work. This page automatically displays a list of an author’s articles and ScholarCheck statistics and can be enhanced to include a photo, biographical information, and links to the author’s website and social media accounts. Use email alerts to stay up to date with authors’ works. Let’s take a closer look at this HeinOnline feature and what’s new!

Accessing Author Profile Pages

To find an author profile page, use the Advanced Search option found on the Law Journal Library homepage…

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