Stop the Presses! This Essential U.S. History Resource Just Got Even Better

Exploring HeinOnline, HeinOnline Updates, New Features, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

In October 2018, HeinOnline embarked on a mission to make the American State Papers and U.S. Congressional Serial Set digitally available for its customers. As the official historical record of the U.S. government, these resources are essential for any historical, political, or cultural research of the United States.

For more than a year, we’ve been releasing this enormous collection in phases, averaging at more than a quarter-million pages each month—you know, bite-size pieces. While we steadily progress toward completing this project, we’ve decided it was time to make the Serial Set even easier to navigate for librarians, professors, students, and any other lovers of American history…

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American Indian Law Collection Enhancement for Native American Heritage Month!

American Indian, HeinOnline Updates, New Features, What's New
Tara Kibler

Last month, we featured HeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection in an in-depth post about Native American history. This November, in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we’ve enhanced the American Indian Law Collection at no additional cost for subscribers. Learn more about this unique database for yourself, and then keep reading for an overview of its new content and features!


AMERICAN INDIAN LAW COLLECTION


Native American Treaty Updates


Extensive Treaty Coverage

The American Indian Law Collection includes a extensive list of 418 Native American treaties, 416 of which include full-text coverage. The treaties are primarily derived from the Kappler index published in the U.S…

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MyHein Update Saves Power Researchers Even More Time!

MyHein, New Features, Tips and Tricks, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Here at HeinOnline we know that research time is valuable, which is why we created MyHein, a personal bookmarking tool. We recently updated this tool to save power researchers even more time. Now, users who are logged in to their MyHein can see if documents within results have already been bookmarked. Never bookmark the same document twice! Skip over previously bookmarked items and move on to new documents to add to your tags. Read below to see how this tool can speed up your research process.

Previously Bookmarked Results Identifier

Let’s take a look at this new feature in action…

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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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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for LibGuides!

Content News, Enhancements, Exploring HeinOnline, LibGuides, Navigating, New Features, Searching, Training, What's New
Tara Kibler

This Ice Cream Month, HeinOnline is giving users a treat of its own. Libraries worldwide are scooping up and serving LibGuides, and HeinOnline is officially joining them! LibGuides are an easy way to compile knowledge, share useful information, and organize and showcase subject-specific resources.

The creation of LibGuides is an ongoing project in HeinOnline, with the goal of adding four guides a month until a LibGuide exists for each database. Each guide will feature database-specific content, search tips, tools, features, training materials, and more. Users of all backgrounds will have easy access to database knowledge and interface functionality. Libraries will even be able to feature HeinOnline’s LibGuides on their websites as a student resource…

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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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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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Hot Off the Press: New HeinOnline Search Option

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, New Features, 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, New Features, Tips and Tricks, 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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