HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Searching and Using Boolean Operators

Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Using the One-box and Advanced Search options:

When forming a search query using the One-box and Advanced Search options, you must use Boolean Operators (AND, +, OR, NOT, -) to combine multiple terms and you must capitalize the operators. Additionally, quotations are important when searching for a phrase or multiple phrases. Below are a few tips for building search queries using the Advanced and One-box search options.

Tip #1 – Boolean Operators must be all CAPITALS.
Use AND vs. and, OR vs. or, NOT vs. not. Using lower case operators can greatly impact the quantity and quality of your search results. Example: Input the following search query using the Advanced Search option within the Journals library:

text:”power imbalance” or “power balance in mediation” (choose all titles and leave section types checked to default options)

The quantity of results received is greater than 877,000…

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Recap of Enhancements Released in HeinOnline on January 3rd, 2008

Enhancements, News
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1. Search the Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law Database:

A database was built for the Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law publication, which contains a bibliographic entry for every article that is indexed in the publication. A search feature is available in the Journals Library that allows you to search this database. Read our New Search Tool post for further details about this feature and how it works.


2. Improved Search Screens, Search Results Format and Options:

The field and advanced search screens were reformatted to make the search forms easier to read and understand. We also improved the display of the search results visually and structurally to allow you to search within your results…

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Browse by Public Law Number in the U.S. Statutes at Large

Enhancements, Statutes at Large
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Based on your feedback and a large number of requests, we are pleased to announce that you can now browse by Public Law Number in the U.S. Statutes at Large. This enhancement can be found in the “Browse By” options listed under the U.S. Statutes at Large index. Upon selecting this browsing option, an ascending list of Congress Sessions will be displayed. Select a session and the corresponding list of public laws will appear each displaying the public law number, popular name and the citation that links directly to the page where the public law number is listed.

 

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Now Live! Search within your Search Results

Enhancements, Searching
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New and Improved Search Screens and Search Results Format

We hope you all had a very Happy New Year! With the start of 2008, we at HeinOnline have kicked off a new look and feel for our search screens and search results. You may have noticed the differences already, but we wanted to take a moment to explain the changes we made. Not only did we improve the look, but we also enhanced the search results to allow you to search within your results and view all articles by a specific author with the click of a mouse.

The first of these changes can be seen when clicking on either the field or advanced search options from within a library…

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HeinOnline’s Tip of the Week: Quick Link to the Number Index in the Federal Register

Federal Register, Tips and Tricks
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When browsing in the Federal Register, you can link to the Number or Annual Index for the volume you are browsing directly from a citation. These shortcuts will help you navigate through the Federal Register faster to get what you need.

To illustrate this, we’ll select “citation” on the page toolbar while viewing page 46773 in volume 50, number 219, dated Wednesday, November 13, 1985.

The citation to page 46773 in volume 50 will appear on the first line. The second line displays a link to the number index, which in this case is “Number Index for Volume 50”.

When clicking on the link to the index…

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New search tool for the Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law publication – coming soon!

Enhancements, Law Journal Library, Searching
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Next month, HeinOnline will release an enhancement that will allow you to search an Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law Database. The database was created from the Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law publication, which is compiled and edited by Roy M. Mersky and Donald J. Dunn and has been published since 1958. To provide this functionality, the HeinOnline Development Team has spent the last few months building the database, which contains a bibliographic entry for every article that is indexed in the publication. This enhancement will make it easier for you to find articles in the index relating to a specific subject or written by a specific author, without having to browse page by page of the Index every time…

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HeinOnline’s Tip of the Week: Bookmark or link to a specific page

Tips and Tricks
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While some of you often link to a title, others of you may find the need to link to a specific page found within a title. It’s important to begin this tip by explaining that when you are browsing within a title in HeinOnline and use the page forward/backward arrows on the page toolbar, or link to another page from the table of contents, the URL does not update automatically with each page you view. Therefore, to create a bookmark to a page or get the permanent URL to the page, you have to click on the Permanent Page Link icon found in the page toolbar.



When clicking on the Permanent Page Link icon…

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U.S. Federal Agency Library coming in this month's release!

Content News
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The first section of the much anticipated U.S. Federal Agency Library will be available with the December Content release. The U.S. Federal Agency Library is a complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States’ most important government institutions. This case law, also known as decision law, is the body of reported judicial opinions that are published by each agency and thereby become precedent and the basis for future decisions. The initial content release will include the following titles:

  • Administrative Decisions under Immigration and Nationality Laws – v. 1-23 (1940-2006)
  • Surface Transportation Board Reports. Decisions of the Surface Transportation Board of the United States – v…

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New Search & Browse Capabilities in Legal Classics Collection

Enhancements, Legal Classics, Searching
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Looking for a “Classic” from tens or even hundreds of years ago that has to do with Transportation or Constitutional Law or another subject of interest? We’ve made it easier to find a Classics title, by providing the ability to browse by subject or search by subject in the Legal Classics collection. In building this capability, we identified over 70 subjects that classify the content of the titles. We then related every title to at least one subject and in many cases multiple depending upon the title’s content. The browsing and searching capabilities are further defined below.

Browse by Subject:

Select “By Subject” under the browse options found on the Resources tab to display the list of subjects…

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HeinOnline’s Tip of the Week: Get a permanent link to a title

Tips and Tricks
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For those of you who manage cataloguing, reference a title often, or simply need to bookmark a title for use later on, here’s a tip outlining where to get the permanent link to the title. For our example, we’ll use the title “Modern Law Review” from the journals collection.

There are a few different places from which you can obtain the URL to a title in HeinOnline. From any of these locations, which are outlined below, you can right click on the title and select either “copy shortcut” (IE) or “copy link location” (Firefox), or another similar prompt as is applicable to your browser. You can then paste the link wherever you need to; whether into a cataloguing tool or where required when using your browser’s bookmarking features…

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