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 Sabo

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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Project Update: Session Laws Library Indexing

Enhancements, Functionality, Session Laws, What's New
Benjamin Boron

How the Project Began

In August of 2015, we received an overwhelming amount of feedback from a customer survey indicating that users wanted additional indexing to the Session Laws Library.

The project was initially launched by ranking all states in the order they’re accessed by HeinOnline users and we began indexing the session laws by 10-year increments, in reverse chronological order while simultaneously indexing all new session laws added to HeinOnline.

Update on the Process

We are pleased to announce that all 50 states are now indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. Moving forward, we are adjusting our process…

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New HeinOnline Knowledge Base

Enhancements, Functionality, HeinOnline Support, Training, What's New
Bonnie Hein

We have been diligently working to develop our new HeinOnline Knowledge Base and are excited to announce that it is now available!

Click the Help drop-down menu located in the top right corner of any page in HeinOnline to select the new Knowledge Base, which is also available at help.heinonline.org:

The Knowledge Base is now full-text searchable, and each article is categorized for easy browsing. Six popular categories appear on the Knowledge Base homepage, and others are accessible by clicking them from within search results:

As you enter your search terms, results will auto-fill as you type…

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New Off-Campus Access Login

Access, Enhancements, Hein Blog, HeinOnline, Libraries, Library Corner
Bonnie Hein

HeinOnline is pleased to announce our new off-campus access login option on our welcome page.

In a mission to make HeinOnline easily accessible for students and faculty, we are now offering a menu on our login page where users may select their college or university, which will then direct them to the proxy login area for HeinOnline.

How to access:

In order to access your institution’s proxy login page, simply type the name of the institution.  You will note the institution names begin to autofill as you type:

offcampusloginblog

You may then select the institution and click login, which will direct you to the proxy login area for HeinOnline…

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A Tale of Two Customer Suggestions

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Feedback, Printing/Downloading, What's New
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline has always been receptive to customer feedback—many of our best tools have resulted from users’ ideas. We offer multiple methods of feedback submission, including email, phone, live chat, a feedback form, and social media. Recently, we were able to implement two new features in our print/download tool, thanks to users’ suggestions.

PDFs Now Link Back to HeinOnline Documents

Recently, Twitter user @davidlnoll requested that we “add a clickable link in downloaded PDFs that takes you back to where the file came from in HeinOnline.” We contacted David on Twitter with a proposed solution, and the new feature became available with the August HeinOnline content release…

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What's New In HeinOnline?

Enhancements, Law Journal Library, Training Guides, U.S. Federal Agency Library, What's New
Shannon Sabo

We are pleased to be in the home stretch of winter, and to announce this month's HeinOnline updates!

New This Month

We're especially excited about an update to our agreement with American Law Institute-Continuing Legal Education. There will no longer be an embargo on the following titles:

Access these titles by entering the American Law Institute Library and selecting ALI-CLE Publications from the browse options:

We have also added links to available Quick Reference Guides from the breadcrumb trail for any collection having its own guide…

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