HeinOnline Enhancement: Faceted Searching

Searching
Miranda Rosati

Faceted Searching Now Available in the following Legislative History Libraries:
  • Taxation & Economic Reform in America, Parts I & II
  • History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America, Part III
  • U.S. Federal Legislative History

To further improve searching capabilities when doing legislative history research, we have added faceted searching to Taxation & Economic Reform in America, Parts I & II, History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America, Part III and U.S Federal Legislative History Library. These three libraries currently offer cross-library searching which means you will get results from all three libraries when you run a search in one library…

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Word/Phrase Radio Buttons Are Going Away on the Field Search Option

Enhancements, Searching
admin

At the end of the month when we release our January 2010 content, we will be revealing a subtle physical change that has a big change in functionality. Up until now, whenever you used HeinOnline’s Field Search option you had to identify whether the terms you entered into the search box were a word or a phrase by checking a radio button directly underneath the search box.

 
Web searching is now a conventional task for most people and is something we utilize most, if not all, days of the week. You are likely accustomed to using quotations when you are searching a web site for a phrase. Therefore, it only makes sense for us to utilize these same techniques that you are already used to using on other web sites…

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Faceted Searching – We Want Your Feedback

Enhancements, Searching
admin

Have you used our new BETA faceted searching option in the Law Journal Library?

If so, we want your feedback! We introduced this new searching enhancement last month as a BETA enhancement. Some of our users began using it right away, while others have just begun using it. No matter the case, we invite you to participate in a short survey about this new enhancement.

We value your feedback and will use it to further improve this new searching enhancement. You may also submit feedback to us via email at holsupport@wshein.com, or click on the Feedback button in the upper right-hand corner of HeinOnline…

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Searching HeinOnline – 4 Key Techniques You Need to Know and How It Is Different Than Other Legal Databases

Searching
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You are likely used to the searching methodology used in other legal databases, as you learned it while taking classes in law school. Then, you were introduced to HeinOnline, a powerful legal research tool with more than 50 million pages of legal content. Your initial reaction may have been, “50 million pages; that is a lot of content to browse through!” Yes, indeed it is. However, with the right searching techniques, it is easy to find what you are looking for in HeinOnline.

While the search syntax used in HeinOnline is different than what you may be used to, with a little practice and the understanding of a few key techniques, you’ll be searching in no time. Howard W…

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HeinOnline's Search Highlighting Expanded

Miscellaneous, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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For some time now, users performing a text search in HeinOnline have been able to see their search terms highlighted in the list of results. Recently, we have expanded this feature to include highlighting on most of the fields capable of being searched throughout HeinOnline including title, author, description, citation, etc… The highlighting also works whether you prefer to use our field search, or advanced search options.

This new highlighting ability is especially useful when performing a search for a term OR another term. For example, if I were to perform a field search for the terms “voting rights” OR “suffrage movement” in the titles of documents in HeinOnline’s Law Journals Library:

Both of the phrases I searched for will be highlighted in the titles of the documents…

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Quickly find Public Laws in the U.S. Statutes at Large

Miscellaneous, Searching, Statutes at Large, Tips and Tricks, Training
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Looking up public laws in HeinOnline’s Statutes at Large has become faster, and simpler. The Citation Navigator tab in the U.S. Statutes at Large library now contains a tool that allows users to quickly enter, and jump to the public law they are searching for.

Finding a public law using the new tool is easy. To accommodate the different formats used over the years to cite public laws, the tool is split into two parts.

The top section can find laws using the naming method used by the 57th Congress to present(ex: 87-5 or Chapter 1, 57 Congress), while the bottom section can find laws using the naming method used by the 1st-56th Congresses…

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New Searching Feature Added to HeinOnline – Search in This Page or Section

FAQ, Miscellaneous, News, Searching, Tips and Tricks
admin

Thanks to some recent feedback from a researcher using HeinOnline, we have added a new searching feature to the service. This new search tool allows HeinOnline users to easily search for words or phrases in the section, or the page they are currently viewing.

The new search option is available throughout HeinOnline. When viewing a page, you will see a new magnifying glass icon located above the page image.

Clicking this icon will cause a box to appear, giving you the option to search just the particular page you are viewing, or the entire section. Both word and phrase searching works with this new feature, but please be sure to put your phrase searches in quotation marks(ex.”Federal Law”)…

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Is the article you are looking for included in HeinOnline?

FAQ, Law Journal Library, Searching, Technical Support, Tips and Tricks, Training
admin

One of the more frequent requests we receive in HeinOnline support is for help locating a specific article a researcher is looking for. We have covered this process before in earlier posts, but in this post I am going to tie the whole process together.

First, I want to break down the key points of information that we can use to find an article, and how these can be used to find what you are looking for:

  1. The title of the journal in which the article is published.
  2. A key phrase located in the article.
  3. The title of the article.
  4. The name of the author of the article…

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Cross Library Searching is Now Live Within HeinOnline's Law Journal Library

Enhancements, Law Journal Library, Searching
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When searching in the Law Journal Library in HeinOnline, you will now see search results from journal titles found in the Kluwer Law International Journal Library, Part I: International Yearbooks and Periodicals of the Foreign and International Law Resources Database, and in ALI-ABA Publications which are found in Part III of the American Law Institute Collection. This cross-library searching will further enhance your searching experience in HeinOnline by retrieving and displaying results across all relevant journals and periodicals from these collections. Below is a brief video illustrating this new enhancement. To share a link to this video or embed it on your own site, visit our video library at https://www.screencast.com/t/JeDqah03Hb. Or you can continue reading for a full description and screen shots of how it works…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to export or email search results

MyHein, Searching, Tips and Tricks
admin

Do you need to share your search results with other people in your organization? Do you want to export your search results from the law journal library to CSV, EndNote, or Refworks? Here is a short tutorial on how to get your search results out of HeinOnline and into your hands.

This tutorial is based on search results from the Law Journal Library. Only results from this library can be exported to CSV, EndNote, or Refworks. Results from any library can be emailed.
Also, This tutorial uses the MyHein tool. HeinOnline users can utilize the MyHein tool whether or not they have created their own MyHein account. However, users without a MyHein account will not have their bookmarked data saved on the website after they close their browser…

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