The Evolution of A Customer Suggestion

Enhancements, What's New
Shannon Furtak

From Live Chat to Interface Change

HeinOnline often uses icons to indicate tools or links to additional information and features. A few weeks ago, we received a live chat from HeinOnline user Nancy Tileston from the Alaska Court System’s law library.

Nancy questioned the use of a circled red R next to titles in various HeinOnline databases. She initially believed the R to mean ‘restricted,’ but in reality it represented a link to the title’s MARC Record.

We agreed with Nancy that the R was definitely misleading, which we hadn’t considered when initially implementing the icons last June…

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ScholarCheck Update and General Overview

Exploring HeinOnline, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

NEW: Refreshed Appearance

Thanks to a suggestion from a HeinOnline user, ScholarCheck statistics inside a document are no longer initially found in a pop-up box. The pop-up box blocked some text in the table of contents, and we agreed with the user that this information could be displayed more effectively. Check out ScholarCheck’s new appearance above any journal’s table of contents:

Color code:

  • Blue: cited by articles
  • Red: cited by cases
  • Green: cited by documents in the American Law Institute Library
  • Gold: number of times accessed

Click the ScholarCheck Box to display the number of articles and cases that cite the article being viewed…

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2018 Year in Review

2018, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

2018 certainly had its ups and downs. Let’s take a look at some of the major events that happened around the globe this past year:

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: January 2019 Update

Content News, What's New, World Constitutions Illustrated
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in September, we updated our users on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database dating back to May. Read below to find out what documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

Updates from September 2018 to Date

Since the last content news update, we have updated 17 countries and added nearly 170 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

We will continue to post constitutional content news right here in the HeinOnline blog. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive notifications when new posts are published…

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New Metric Added to Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Twitter Feedback Leads to New Metric

Professor Orin Kerr is one of the Law Journal Library‘s most popular authors and an avid user of Twitter. Recently, Professor Kerr sent us a direct message on Twitter with several points of feedback on HeinOnline’s Author Profile Pages. He offered the suggestion to add a new metric: average number of citations per article. This new metric counts the cumulative number of times this author’s articles have been cited by other articles, then divides this number by this author’s total number of articles written, to calculate the average number of citations per article.

The new metric is not factored into an author’s overall ScholarCheck ranking analysis…

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New Subcollection Available in the Foreign & International Relations Database!

Content News, Foreign & International Relations Database, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

December is Universal Human Rights Month which honors the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), an international document adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. HeinOnline is proud to partner with the International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) to enhance the Foreign & International Law Resources Database. A brand-new subcollection featuring publications from the IHRLI is now available at no additional charge to subscribers!

This essential organization is committed to protecting the human rights of all people on a global level and educating future legal professionals about the means and methods of doing so. IHRLI meets this commitment through the implementation of innovative human rights projects around the world and through the offering of a wide range of opportunities to study international human rights law…

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NEW DATABASE: Paris Legal Publishers Package!

Content News, Paris Legal Publishers Package, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline has teamed up with Paris Legal Publishers to bring four new journals into HeinOnline’s user-friendly interface. Complete archives and current content are now available for Review of European Administrative LawEuropean Journal of Commercial Contract LawJournal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation, and Journal of Medical Law and Ethics. These four journals have also been added to HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library with a three-year embargo at no additional cost to current subscribers!

  • Brand-new agreement brings current content of prestigious journals from Paris Legal Publishers to HeinOnline
  • New journals address hot-button global legal topics…

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NEW! Updated Search Syntax And Tips and Tricks from HeinOnline Gurus

Searching, Tips and Tricks, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Last month, we tweaked our proximity searching thanks to feedback from a tweet! Users can now use w/# search syntax for proximity searching, which allows people to seamlessly change between interfaces. Today’s post is going to cover all the ins and outs of searching in HeinOnline, including new search syntax options that were recently implemented. By the time you finish this blog post, you’ll be an expert in searching!

New Search Syntax

We are excited to announce that new search syntax options are now available…

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New Legislative Histories Now Available!

U.S. Federal Legislative History, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline’s U.S. Federal Legislative History Library includes comprehensive federal legislative histories published by the U.S. Government Publishing Office as well as private publishers. Users can research legislative intent behind major public laws and follow the progression of a bill from its introduction to its passage. We recently added two new legislative histories to this database, and we want to make sure you didn’t miss them! See what’s new in today’s blog.

FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2016

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Hot Off the Press: New HeinOnline Search Option

Enhancements, Searching, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline “F T W/”

HeinOnline takes user feedback very seriously. Whenever possible, we implement suggestions we receive. Recently, HeinOnline user @legalkm tweeted about proximity searching:

We immediately looked into whether we could add “w/#” search syntax for proximity searching to HeinOnline’s capabilities, because we don’t like to see sad faces in the same tweet as a reference to HeinOnline…

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