New One-Box Search in HeinOnline!

Enhancements, Searching, What's New
Tara Kibler

Here at HeinOnline, we approach every project with the goal of making your research smarter, better, and faster. With that comes ensuring simplicity and usability in our features. To that end, searching in HeinOnline just received a long-awaited facelift.

Now, instead of selecting a tab to choose which data to search in HeinOnline (the full text of documents, document citations, case citations, and catalog titles), do it all from our new intuitive one-box search. Rest assured, this interface update retains all searching functionality. No previous searching capabilities have been removed!

Learn how the new one-box search works in the brief video below…

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Tip of the Week: Performing a Venn Diagram Search

Searching, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

Venn Diagrams show all possible logical relations among a set of terms, with each term typically represented by a circle. The circles in a Venn Diagram overlap to show how and where the terms intersect.

With the Venn Diagram search in HeinOnline, researchers can visualize the results yield of various keywords to better refine their searches. Users can not only search with the Venn Diagram within one database, but they can also use it to refine their searches across all subscribed databases. This feature saves valuable time and effort, eliminating the need to continuously switch databases and/or edit a search.

In addition, this feature is a valuable teaching tool for guiding students and other budding researchers…

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New Topic Taxonomy Brings “Categories” and “Subjects” into the HeinOnline Mix

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, New Features, Searching
Tara Kibler

If you’ve spent a fair amount of time in the Law Journal Library, you may be familiar with HeinOnline’s Topics.

Using a combination of human curation along with natural language processing and machine learning, we’ve extracted narrow research concepts from each article in the Law Journal Library database. This has provided a robust foundation of more than 1,500 distinct multidisciplinary concepts which we’ve used to categorize each and every Law Journal Library document.

We call these concepts “Topics.” Every document in the Law Journal Library is assigned at least one of these Topics, and these concepts have been made available for users when browsing and searching…

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It’s Here! The HeinOnline Search Feature You’ve Been Waiting For

Customer Suggestion, New Features, Searching
Tara Kibler

Call ya friends, call ya colleagues. Searching in HeinOnline just got even more intuitive.

Previously, HeinOnline users were able to perform a search either within a specific database or across all databases, with the ability to then filter databases one by one within search results. However, what if you know from the get-go that you’d like to search for a term in three, or four, or twenty different databases?

Now, thanks to wonderful suggestions from users Alina Kelly (Director of Research and Library Services, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP) and Jennifer Behrens (Associate Director for Administration & Scholarship, Duke Law School), you can. With a new feature…

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This New MyHein Feature Will Unequivocally Boost Your Research Efficiency

Exploring HeinOnline, MyHein, New Features, Searching
Tara Kibler

Last month, we shared an exciting new feature within MyHein accounts—the ability to “favorite” databases and manage them for quick access from anywhere in HeinOnline. But our enhancement of MyHein hasn’t ended there.

When using an information search engine, one crucial factor is the ability to see your previous search activity. HeinOnline has always given its users the option to see a listing of their search history, but a new feature now allows MyHein users better management and organization of all of their previous search queries.

How to Manage Your HeinOnline Search History

After logging into your MyHein, any search in a database or across all databases will appear in a new tab marked Search History

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Tip of the Week: How to Locate the Text of a Public Law

Searching, Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories, Statutes at Large, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Federal Legislative History
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Have you ever tried to locate the text of a public law or an Act, but didn’t have a U.S. Statutes at Large citation or a public law number handy? This week’s tip will showcase how to utilize three different sources in HeinOnline to locate the text of a public law using its popular name.

Watch the video below or continue reading below for the full-text version of our tip of the week.

U.S. Statutes at Large

The U.S. Statutes at Large is the official source for all laws and resolutions enacted by Congress…

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Tip of the Week: Locating Restatements of the Law in HeinOnline

ALI, Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

Restatements are essentially common law judge-made doctrines that develop gradually over time because of the principle of stare decisis. Although Restatements are not binding authority in and of themselves, they are highly persuasive because they are formulated over several years with extensive input from law professors, practicing attorneys, and judges. The Restatements of the Law is one of the most respected and well-used sources of secondary authority, covering nearly every area of common law.

HeinOnline hosts both current and archival Restatements of the Law in its American Law Institute Library. Have you ever tried to use HeinOnline Restatements, and weren’t sure where to begin? No worries! We’ve got four different methods to get you started…

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Tip of the Week: How to Search Case Law with Fastcase

Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, Searching, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

While HeinOnline includes a number of sources for locating case law, including our U.S. Supreme Court Library, Canada Supreme Court Reports, English Reports, and more, our partnership with Fastcase provides Core subscribers with access to additional case law jurisdictions. Fastcase, a leading next-generation legal research service, provides access to case law from additional courts such as federal circuit courts, federal district courts, state appellate courts, and much more. Let’s explore how to search case law with Fastcase in this week’s Tip of the Week!

How to Locate a Case

The Case Law tab located in the main search bar can be used to easily pull up a case citation…

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Tip of the Week: Using Advanced Search Syntax

Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

Have you ever performed a query in HeinOnline’s main search bar and received too many related results? While Google-type searching will work in HeinOnline, using advanced searching techniques will help formulate more specific searches, refining results before they appear and minimizing the amount of time spent sifting through the results of a query.

Learn how to effectively use the main search bar in HeinOnline by utilizing the advanced search syntax and structure tips presented in this blog.

What Is a Term?

A search term is a word or phrase entered into a search engine to retrieve related results…

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Tools for Researching Remotely in HeinOnline

Citations, Exploring HeinOnline, MyHein, ScholarCheck, Searching, Technical Support, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

When you’re stuck in a research rut, the library is an understated comfort. Libraries are a place of wonder, filled to the brim with every flavor of resource imaginable, and manned by experts willing and able to help patrons tackle nearly any research question. Among their many roles, librarians are explorers, armed with the skills required to navigate their expansive collections and locate exactly what you need (if not more).

As researching remotely has become the norm over the past few months, many librarians have shifted their expertise to a virtual role to continue their passion of assisting patrons and students. At times, however, this new remote research dynamic may require you to venture into HeinOnline without a trusty librarian by your side…

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