Hot Off the Press: New HeinOnline Search Option

Enhancements, Searching, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline “F T W/”

HeinOnline takes user feedback very seriously. Whenever possible, we implement suggestions we receive. Recently, HeinOnline user @legalkm tweeted about proximity searching:

We immediately looked into whether we could add “w/#” search syntax for proximity searching to HeinOnline’s capabilities, because we don’t like to see sad faces in the same tweet as a reference to HeinOnline…

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MyHein: A Power Researcher’s Best Friend

Enhancements, MyHein, What's New
Shannon Furtak

MyHein is HeinOnline’s personal research tool. It enables anyone with HeinOnline access to bookmark documents, save search queries, and set up electronic table of contents (eTOC) alerts. Set up a MyHein account from anywhere in HeinOnline by selecting the MyHein option from the menu on the top right side of the page.

To bookmark an item in HeinOnline, look for the bookmark icon. This icon is available in search results and from within individual documents. Bookmark multiple items by selecting them in the list of search results. Then, choose MyHein Bookmarks  from the drop-down menu located above the results set…

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Out with the Old, in with the Bold

Enhancements, Searching, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We significantly enhanced HeinOnline’s interface a few years ago, and we continue to make improvements in order to provide our customers with a stellar research experience! We have recently changed our matching text to bold as a result of a suggestion from an employee here at the Hein Company. Read below to find out more about this enhancement, as well as a few helpful searching tips.

Bolder and Better

Let’s take a look at this new enhancement, which is easier on the eyes! Start by constructing a search in HeinOnline…

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Introducing our New Icons in HeinOnline

Enhancements, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

We are excited to announce our new informational icons in HeinOnline! We consistently strive to make your HeinOnline user experience easier and better. These icons will help to keep you updated on the latest enhancements, newest titles, more information, MARC records, and more! To locate these icons in HeinOnline, look to the left of a title listing.

Meet the New Icons


Question Mark Icon

This icon is our more information link. It provides  coverage information, the publisher information, ISSN, Frequency, Embargo, Publication Type, Edit Type, along with a description of the title and availability of hard copy or microform of back issues or volumes…

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Session Laws Indexing Project Update June 2018

Enhancements, Session Laws, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

Back in April 2017 we blogged about the Session Laws indexing project and announced that all 50 states were indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. In January 2018, we released an update to the project, reporting that two states were indexed back to inception. We have been diligently indexing our way through the states and we have some news to share!

Overview of the Project

The following states have been indexed back to inception thus far:

  1. California (1849-2017)
  2. Massachusetts (1661-2015)
  3. New York (1691-2017)
  4. Maryland (1692-2018)
  5. Florida (1822-2017)
  6. Illinois (1809-2016)
  7. Ohio (1788-2016)
  8. Georgia (1735-2017)
  9. Texas (1836-2017)
  10. Indiana (1801-2017)

Minnesota will be the next state indexed back to inception…

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Enhanced Metadata to Improve Search and Discovery in the Federal Register Library!

Enhancements, Federal Register, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We have been continuing to enhance searching in HeinOnline by adding natural language processing and machine learning tools to different databases. We’ve already updated the tool several times, and we blogged about these updates in September and November of last year. Entities are available within document metadata fields and search facets. They include location, person, and organization, which can assist with search and discovery. We are happy to announce that entities are now available in the Federal Register Library!

Entities and Searching

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Session Laws Indexing Project Update and New Feature Announcement

Enhancements, Session Laws, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in April 2017 we blogged about the Session Laws indexing project and announced that all 50 states were indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. In August 2017, we released an update to the project, reporting that two states were indexed back to inception. We have been diligently indexing our way through the states and we have some news to share!

Overview of the Project

The following states have been indexed back to inception thus far:

  1. California (1849-2016)
  2. New York (1691-2016)
  3. Maryland (1692-2017)
  4. Florida (1822-2017)
  5. Illinois (1809-2015)
  6. Ohio (1788-2016)

Next up is the state of Georgia…

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HeinOnline Plays Well with Others!

Content News, Enhancements
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We have partnered with several different vendors in 2017 to enhance HeinOnline content and better serve our customers. Not only have we expanded our content, but we have added helpful resources for our users. This blog highlights the relationships we’ve created and how they have improved HeinOnline.

HeinOnline’s Vendor Partners

1. Quimbee

Quimbee is a company determined to further the success of law students nationwide by providing study aids such as case briefs, guides to writing exams, outlines for popular law school courses, and videos…

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New Catalog Feature in HeinOnline!

Cataloguing, Enhancements, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Thousands of catalog subjects are now browsable in HeinOnline. The Subjects tool can be found under the Catalog tab within any database. This subject coding is at the title level and can be used to browse subjects and look for documents on a specific subject.

User’s Guide

From the HeinOnline homepage, locate the Catalog tab and find the Subjects tool. Browse the A-Z index listing by either Count or Name. The count represents the number of titles in HeinOnline pertaining to a subject…

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Comprehensive Search Results in HeinOnline Just Got Better

Enhancements, Functionality, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline has always offered comprehensive search results. Results will never max out, regardless of the search parameters. For example, the incredibly broad search law from within the Law Journal Library  produces more than 1.8 million results:

 

Infinite Scrolling Now Available

Recently, the HeinOnline development team analyzed the way researchers used search results. They discovered that more than 85% of users do not venture beyond the first page of search results. In order to more intuitively display a greater number of search results, an infinite scroll feature has been implemented. Users will no longer be required to use page arrows to go beyond the first page of results…

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