Enhancements to ScholarCheck

ALI, Citations, Enhancements, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

November was an extremely busy month for our development team! In addition to these previously-announced new features, we have two ScholarCheck enhancements to report.

American Law Institute's Restatements of the Law

Citations from Restatements of the Law will now light up as inline hyperlinks. Look for these citations to be highlighted in blue:

Clicking the hyperlink will direct the user to the section referenced in the citation:

Restatement citations will also appear as inline hyperlinks in Fastcase documents:

ScholarCheck Icon and Auto-Display of Statistics

We are pleased to welcome the return of the ScholarCheck icon…

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Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages, HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, ScholarCheck
Benjamin Boron

Have you heard about HeinOnline's Author Profile Pages? To help authors of law review articles highlight their work available in the world's largest image-based legal research database, HeinOnline has created Author Profile Pages!

How to Access

There are two ways to access the profile page for a particular author. First, simply search for that author using the advanced search bar on the Law Journal Library homepage:

Author Profile Searching

From the search results, click the author's name, which will link to the profile page and a list of articles written by the author.


The second way to access an author's profile is from the table of contents…

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Use HeinOnline to Access Works by Influential Legal Scholars!

Hot Topic News, Law Journal Library, ScholarCheck, U.S. Supreme Court
Shannon Furtak

Recently, beSpacific.com wrote this post about Drexel University law librarian John Cannan's Law Library Journal piece, "A Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act: How Legislative Procedure Shapes Legislative History." This article was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in its decision in King v. Burwell, decided just last month!

HeinOnline is an excellent source of both primary and secondary legal research materials. Users already know that they can retrieve law journal articles from HeinOnline, but it's possible to take your legal research to another level using the wealth of other resources available in the database…

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Introducing a New ScholarCheck Author Ranking Metric!

Author Profile Pages, Enhancements, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline has added an exciting new metric to its ScholarCheck author rankings! In addition to calculating the number of times an author has been cited by other articles in HeinOnline, by cases, and the number of times accessed in the past 12 months, the number of times an author has been cited only by articles published in the past 10 years will now be calculated. Each metric will account for one quarter of the author's overall ScholarRank.

This new scoring metric was influenced by Washington and Lee University's law journal ranking methodology, which is explained in detail here, as well as Dr. Ronen Perry's article in Connecticut Law Review

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Using ScholarCheck Metrics to Track Trends in Legal Research

Law Journal Library, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline's ScholarCheck is a series of tools and features integrated throughout HeinOnline that allow users to view journal articles and cases that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched. Key aspects of ScholarCheck include the ability to analyze the most cited journal articles and authors, link directly to articles and cases that cite an article being viewed, and sort search results by the number of times cited or number of times accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period.

Using ScholarCheck metrics, we were able to generate the list of articles below that have had the largest increase in number of citations since 2011. For example, "Or of the Press" by Potter Stewart…

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New Feature: View the Cumulative Number of Times an Author’s Articles Have been Cited!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Law Journal Library, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

This new enhancement is the result of customer feedback!

When viewing search results, users will now be able to see how many times an author’s articles have been cited by other articles. For example, a search for “risk perception” AND “availability heuristic” reveals 182 results. Users will see the cumulative number of times the article’s author has been cited by other law review articles in HeinOnline; that number will be found in parentheses next to the author’s name:

In addition to viewing the number of times an author has been cited, researchers can also sort search results by Most Cited Author:

You will see the article written by the author who has been cited the most appear first:

As always…

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ScholarCheck Analysis added to Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Enhancements, IFLP, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

We have combined one of HeinOnline's best tools with the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, further enhancing this incredible resource! ScholarCheck's "cited by articles" feature, which counts citations appearing in articles in the Law Journal Library, is now available in the IFLP database.

This database is derived from the print version of the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 500 legal journals published worldwide. IFLP provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions; it also analyzes the contents of about eighty individually published collections of legal essays…

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Score Great Results with the HeinOnline Hat Trick and ScholarRank!

FAQ, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

One of our main goals at HeinOnline is not only to provide an incredible collection of historical and current documents, but also to offer legal scholars an innovative and thorough research experience. Several enhancements that we've made over the past few months join together to create the HeinOnline Hat Trick. We have also developed a ranking system for articles that are frequently accessed and heavily cited by both articles and cases, and we are calling this system ScholarRank. These new features are part of HeinOnline's ScholarCheck, a set of tools which compiles the most-cited journals and authors, displays the number of articles and cases that cite the current article…

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Hein's ScholarCheck has been Enhanced!

Enhancements, Law Journal Library, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

In our never-ending quest to improve your legal research experience, we have added a new feature to Hein's ScholarCheck! In addition to viewing the number of times an article has been cited, users can now view the number of times an article has been accessed within a rolling twelve-month period.

We have also added the option to sort search results by Number of Times Accessed. A search in the Law Journal Library for all articles contained in HeinOnline reveal these three articles as the most-accessed in the past twelve months:

R.H. Coase's article, The Problem of Social Cost, discusses the actions of businesses which have harmful effects on others…

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Tip of the Week: How to Set Up an Email Alert on HeinOnline's ScholarCheck Citations Feature

MyHein, ScholarCheck, Searching
HeinOnline Blogger

Do you keep track of how many times an article has been cited in HeinOnline's Law Journal Library?  Perhaps you track an article you have written, articles your faculty or staff have written, or a specific article of interest; no matter the case, this tip will demonstrate how to set up an email alert for that article to alert you when new cites are available.

Watch the Tip of the Week on YouTube, or continue reading below the video for the full-text version.

The first thing you should do, if you do not already have one, is create a MyHein account.  To do this, click on the MyHein tab from within the Law Journal Library (or any library in HeinOnline)…

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