HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: What is an external section type?

Law Journal Library, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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When conducting a field or advanced search in the Law Journals Library, by default External is selected as a section type to search across. Thus, when conducting a Title or Author search across all default section types in the Journals library, you may get results that are listed as [external]. So, what exactly is an External section type?


The External section type contains links to law review articles that do not reside inside the HeinOnline database. These are electronically published law review articles, usually not distributed in print format and only made available online via the web. As these articles do not fit the typical structure of a bound book with pagination…

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New Printing Options Now Available!

Enhancements, Printing/Downloading
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We have received a lot of feedback from the HeinOnline Community over the past month or so about printing/downloading PDF's, cutting and pasting text, and choosing which pages you wish to print. We are pleased to announce that we have implemented changes to the print options to enable you to do those things you couldn't do before!

We are now giving you the ability to print pages across multiple sections, using a Custom Page Range tool. Using drop-down menus you can select any page range in the title provided you are within the specified printing limits. There are two limitations or conditions place on custom printing. First, the printing limitation is set to a maximum of 200 pages per download…

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Finding Help in HeinOnline

Miscellaneous
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2007 was a busy year for HeinOnline! With a record-breaking year of nearly 9 million new pages of content added and the release of the new interface, we wanted to take a moment to point out the various resources that are available to help you with HeinOnline. We’ve outlined below where to find help, what information is available, and the various means available to contact us. We encourage you to take a minute to explore these links to discover the breadth of information available to you.

General Help & Resources
From the HeinOnline home page (before you’ve logged in), we have a Training section and an Educational Resources sub-section…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Searching by Author Name

Searching, Tips and Tricks
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HeinOnline indexes author names as they appear in the original copy of a title/article. Some author names may contain middle initials, only the first initial of their first name, or both first and middle initials. An author could be displayed in the index in one or more of the following formats:

Last Name, First Name (ex: Cheffins, Brian)
Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial (ex: Franck, Susan D.)
Last Name, First Initial, Middle Initial (ex: Robertson, A. H.)
Last Name, First Initial (ex: Miller, S.)
Last Name, First Initial, Middle Name (ex: Miller, S. Elizabeth)

This can make searching for an author difficult if you do not know what the middle initial is or in which format the author’s name is displayed in a title…

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MARC21 Records for World Trials Library available from Cassidy Cataloguing

Cataloguing, News, World Trials
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We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Cassidy Cataloguing to offer MARC21 records for the World Trials Library. The MARC21 records for this collection will be developed and managed wholly by Cassidy Cataloguing, who is offering the records at a one-time subscription price. A subscription will include MARC21 records for up to 1,900 titles comprising Phase I of the World Trials Library. It will also include monthly updates that will coincide with new content released in Phase I of this library in HeinOnline. On average, we have been adding approximately 100 titles per month to the World Trials Collection and will continue to do so until the digitization of the Cornell Law collection is completed. After the digitization of Phase I is complete…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Where are you in HeinOnline?

Tips and Tricks
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Use the Navigation Trail to determine your location and use the links for shortcuts to indexes:

It’s often easy to lose track of your location in HeinOnline. You may begin working in one collection such as the Federal Register and some where along the way click through to the CFR collection or the Law Journals library without even realizing that you’ve left one collection to work in a new collection. Or, you’ve utilized various functions such as searching or the citation navigator, and since lost track of which volume you are viewing. Since some of these transitions can occur almost seamlessly to you, you may not always know exactly where you are in HeinOnline…

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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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