New Feature: E-mail a Direct PDF Link from HeinOnline!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, HeinOnline, Printing/Downloading, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Thanks to a fantastic suggestion from Amy Wright, Co-Director of the University of San Francisco School of Law Library, we have added the ability to e-mail direct PDF links from HeinOnline! This can be done both from search results and from inside any document in HeinOnline.

Search Results

To e-mail a PDF from search results, click the e-mail icon located on the right side of the search result:

This opens a window with several fields into which you can enter one or more e-mail addresses, a from name, subject and message:

The recipient of the e-mail is able to click the link to access a PDF of the document…

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Major Enhancement to Session Laws Library Underway!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Functionality, Session Laws, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline is well known for encouraging customer feedback, and many features that have been implemented over the past several months have been the direct result of suggestions received from users. Earlier this year, we sent a survey to our customers, and several responses indicated that users wanted additional indexing in the Session Laws Library. We are pleased to announce that we have a program in place to index all state session laws to the chapter or act level!

All new additions to the Session Laws Library will be indexed to the chapter or act level. We have also ranked all states in the order in which they are accessed by HeinOnline users…

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Major Improvements Made to Searching in HeinOnline!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Searching, What's New
Shannon Furtak

The Hein Company has long enjoyed a reputation of having the best customer service in the industry. We have always welcomed both positive and negative customer feedback. We recently surveyed our customers to find out what they liked best about HeinOnline and what features could use improvement. While we learned that we’re doing many things right, we found much that could be improved with our searching and search results.

We have taken this feedback seriously and will be implementing many of the suggestions we received as we work to enhance the HeinOnline interface over the next few months. In the meantime, we have drastically improved the algorithm we use for calculating search result relevancy.

Improvements to Search Relevancy Algorithm

We found that many users apply a “Google” search technique when using the advanced search boxes in HeinOnline…

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New Feature: Follow Your Favorite Authors in HeinOnline!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Law Journal Library, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Thanks to a fantastic suggestion from University of Wisconsin Law School librarian Bonnie Shucha, we have recently made it possible to follow your favorite law review article authors via the Author Profile Pages in HeinOnline! To access the author’s profile page, simply click on the author’s name from search results:

Then, click Set up e-mail alerts, and enter your e-mail address:

You will receive a notification via e-mail that these alerts have been set up:

You will then be notified via e-mail when new material written by your author(s) is added to HeinOnline…

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New Feature: View the Cumulative Number of Times an Author’s Articles Have been Cited!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Law Journal Library, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

This new enhancement is the result of customer feedback!

When viewing search results, users will now be able to see how many times an author’s articles have been cited by other articles. For example, a search for “risk perception” AND “availability heuristic” reveals 182 results. Users will see the cumulative number of times the article’s author has been cited by other law review articles in HeinOnline; that number will be found in parentheses next to the author’s name:

In addition to viewing the number of times an author has been cited, researchers can also sort search results by Most Cited Author:

You will see the article written by the author who has been cited the most appear first:

As always…

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September HeinOnline Enhancements: We’ve Been Busy!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Functionality, International Trade, MyHein, Taxation and Economic Reform in America, United Nations, What's New
Shannon Furtak

September is a month for new enhancements in HeinOnline, many of which were suggested by our customers! We take our customers’ feedback very seriously and appreciate all suggestions that we receive. Click the Feedback Button from the top right side of any screen in HeinOnline to tell us what you’d like to see happen in HeinOnline!

This month, we are pleased to announce that these new features are now available:

1. Print/Download Multiple Page Ranges At the Same Time

Thanks to a great suggestion we received from a customer at AALL this year, we have implemented the ability to download more than one page range at a time from the print/download area in HeinOnline…

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Enhanced Discoverability of Legislative Histories in HeinOnline

Customer Suggestion, FAQ, U.S. Federal Legislative History, What's New

We recently received a request to include a listing for all public laws in the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library.

HeinOnline contains the full text for hundreds of legislative histories in several HeinOnline collections.  We previously did a blog post on searching for legislative histories and the different collections in which they may be found.

Now we have made it even easier to search for Federal Legislation, by adding listings  for public laws in other collections for which we have full text to the “Browse by: Public Law No.” and “Browse by: Popular Name” lists in the U.S. Federal Legislative History homepage.

To illustrate the enhanced capabilities of this feature, we’ll do a search for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act…

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Quick Reference Search Help Box Now Available!

Customer Suggestion, Miscellaneous, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Thanks to a great suggestion from Gregory Ivy, Associate Director of the Underwood Law Library at Southern Methodist University, we have improved our Search Help links on both the HeinOnline Welcome Page and from inside any HeinOnline collection. From the Welcome Page, click the Search Help link directly under the search bar:

This will display a convenient pop-up menu of the proper search syntax to use in any search box in HeinOnline:

From inside the Law Journal Library (or any HeinOnline collection), simply click the Search tab, and choose Search Help:

The feedback we receive from our valued customers is welcomed and helps us continually improve HeinOnline…

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Update to Subcollection Lists on Welcome Page

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Miscellaneous, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Thanks to additional customer suggestions, we have improved upon the subcollection feature now available on the HeinOnline welcome page. From the list of Subscribed Libraries, main collections can be expanded to show any resident subcollections, thus making it faster and easier to navigate to a specific section of the library.

Any collection that has available subcollections will be noted with a plus sign:

If you click on the collection, it will expand to reveal available quick-linked subcollections:

From here, click on the subcollection that best suits your needs. The “All Titles” option will take you into the full collection:

Please note that clicking on any HeinOnline library that does not have subcollections will continue to take you directly into the library…

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Enhancement: Sub-Collection Quick Links added to List of Subscribed Libraries

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, What's New
Shannon Furtak

You may have noticed that the HeinOnline Welcome Page looks slightly different. Thanks to a suggestion from Jim Heller of the College of William and Mary, we have added quick links to major subcollections under the main collection link for certain HeinOnline libraries. For example, under U.S. Congressional Documents we have now quick-linked to Debates of Congress, Congressional Budget Office, Rules & Precedents, and so on:

Once you click on a subcollection link, you’ll be brought directly into that subcollection within the main library. The subcollection you selected will be highlighted in yellow:

As always, we welcome feedback and suggestions from our valued customers. Thank you for working with us to continually improve and enhance all aspects of HeinOnline…

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