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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!

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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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Training Sessions – what would you like to see?

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We are excited to announce that after the new year, we will be offering online training sessions for HeinOnline subscribers. These interactive training sessions will present an opportunity for you to learn more about the various features in HeinOnline. In an effort to develop sessions that will address your questions and allow us to tailor the content to your needs, we’d like to request your input and suggestions for content that you’d like to see covered. We encourage you to submit your feedback by posting a comment here on the blog or send us an email. Session duration will be 15-30 minutes depending upon the content being covered. Your thoughts and ideas are important to us…

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Highlighted Search Terms to be Available in All HeinOnline Collections

Enhancements
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By the end of this month, the HeinOnline development team will complete the application of highlighting search terms across the entire collection of 31 million pages in HeinOnline. This further enhances the search functionality of the site by locating and highlighting your search word or phrase within the text on the image-based page, thus ending the days of scanning the entire page(s) to find your search terms in the results.

This feature has also been further developed to return more defined highlighting results when searching for a phrase. When conducting a full-text phrase search, words will only be highlighted if they appear as part of the “phrase”. Independent occurrences of any of the words making up the phrase will not be highlighted…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week

Tips and Tricks
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Navigate quickly between cited material in HeinOnline

Maximize your research time and cross reference various titles in HeinOnline by using the “Citations on Page” feature in the page toolbar. With this feature, HeinOnline connects more than 16 million pages of Law Journals allowing for an integrated research approach. It also brings together the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations and Statutes at Large; as well as other material in HeinOnline.

When browsing a title in HeinOnline, select the “Citations on Page” option from the page toolbar at any time when viewing a page. This will look for all citations in the text of the page that you are viewing and highlight the citations in blue…

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