Citation Formats and Access Links Now Included When Emailing PDFs!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In the past week, we’ve revealed our new one-box search and the Google Single Sign-On (SSO) option for MyHein profiles. But we didn’t stop there! Thanks to a customer suggestion from Elisabeth Oliu of Middlesex County College Library, we have included new features when emailing a PDF to a friend or colleague. Users can select a citation format to send within the email, which also now includes a permalink and proxy permalink (if an account has branding set up) to the document. Check out this quick tutorial to see this tool in action, or keep reading below for more details.

How to Email a PDF

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New Case Citation Alert for Authors!

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

We’re back with some exciting news about a new update to author profile pages. Thanks to a suggestion from Corinne Jacox of Creighton University, users can now receive email alerts when an author has been cited by a case that has been added to HeinOnline. Authors and librarians alike will love this new feature! With the implementation of this feature, users that currently receive Article Citation Alerts will now receive Case Citation Alerts by default, but may manage their alert preferences within MyHein at any time. The Case Citation Alert will need to be manually selected for all new users. Check out this quick tutorial or keep reading for more information on how to set up case citation alerts…

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New Citation Format: Australian Guide to Legal Citations (AGLC)!

Citations, Customer Suggestion, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Here at HeinOnline, there is nothing we love more than customer feedback. When Neerav Srivastava of Monash University suggested we add the Australian Guide to Legal Citations (AGLC) to HeinOnline, we knew that with our holdings of more than 90 Australian journals, this would greatly benefit our customers. After researching and implementing how to format these citations, we’re happy to announce this new citation format is now available in our Law Journal Library!

How to Locate the Australian Guide to Legal Citations

Let’s begin by constructing a search in the Law Journal Library

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It’s Here! The HeinOnline Search Feature You’ve Been Waiting For

Customer Suggestion, New Features, Searching
Tara Kibler

Call ya friends, call ya colleagues. Searching in HeinOnline just got even more intuitive.

Previously, HeinOnline users were able to perform a search either within a specific database or across all databases, with the ability to then filter databases one by one within search results. However, what if you know from the get-go that you’d like to search for a term in three, or four, or twenty different databases?

Now, thanks to wonderful suggestions from users Alina Kelly (Director of Research and Library Services, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP) and Jennifer Behrens (Associate Director for Administration & Scholarship, Duke Law School), you can. With a new feature…

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HeinOnline’s Personal Research Tool Just Got More Personal

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, MyHein, New Features, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Do you have favorite databases in HeinOnline that you use on a regular basis? Do you wish they were easily accessible? Well, thanks to a customer suggestion from Shay Elbaum of Stanford Law School, users can now mark databases as favorites to push them to the top of their HeinOnline welcome page using their MyHein account! Check out this quick tutorial to see this feature in action.

How to Mark Favorite Databases

To use this new feature, users must be logged into their MyHein account…

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New Feature! Availability Facet Added to the Law Journal Library

Customer Suggestion, Law Journal Library, New Features
Tara Kibler

Over its 20 years of existence, HeinOnline has evolved into a premier online research platform primarily due to constructive feedback from its customers. When users find something in HeinOnline that can be enhanced, they send us an email, give us a call, start a live chat, or even send us a social media message. We carefully consider each request, and very often begin implementing the suggestion without delay.

Last month, we received another great suggestion over live chat. While performing some search queries in the Law Journal Library, Isabelle noticed that a few of her results were highlighted in red. These results indicated content that was indexed…

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You Asked, We Delivered: New Edit Features Available for Author Profile Pages!

Author Profile Pages, Customer Suggestion, HeinOnline Updates, New Features
Tara Kibler

HeinOnline’s Author Profile Pages have long been an essential feature for showcasing the scholarly work of HeinOnline authors. Over the years, we’ve adjusted and refined these pages based on customer and employee suggestions, most recently introducing an Explore This Author tool and allowing for the integration of an author’s ORCID iD.

During this time, one question has been on the mind of HeinOnline authors: When will I be able to edit my own author profile? Well, friends, the answer is now

That’s right, authors are now able to edit their own profile pages in HeinOnline! As an added bonus…

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Go on, Venn-t a Little: New Feature Added to HeinOnline!

Customer Suggestion, Exploring HeinOnline, New Features, What's New
Tara Kibler

Let’s be honest, research can be overwhelming and sometimes a little messy. Who hasn’t found themselves deep in a research session and inundated with piles of books, countless sticky notes, and ten million or so open browser tabs?

At HeinOnline, we want to do everything we can to streamline your research experience. Thanks to suggestions from Curtin University, Murdoch University, and The University of Notre Dame Australia, we are excited to introduce Venn Diagrams in beta format as a visual research aid.

Introducing the Feature


Venn Diagrams show all possible logical relations among a set of terms…

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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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The Evolution of A Customer Suggestion

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Shannon Furtak

From Live Chat to Interface Change

HeinOnline often uses icons to indicate tools or links to additional information and features. A few weeks ago, we received a live chat from HeinOnline user Nancy Tileston from the Alaska Court System’s law library.

Nancy questioned the use of a circled red R next to titles in various HeinOnline databases. She initially believed the R to mean ‘restricted,’ but in reality it represented a link to the title’s MARC Record.

We agreed with Nancy that the R was definitely misleading, which we hadn’t considered when initially implementing the icons last June…

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