New Video Available: Searching 101

Exploring HeinOnline, Functionality, Searching, Training, What's New
Shannon Furtak

We are on a mission to update our help guides and training videos in order to provide our users with an even better legal research experience! The latest video, Searching 101, is available both on the HeinOnline help page and below:

This five-minute tutorial will help users get started with searching in HeinOnline both from the Welcome Page and from inside a collection. It explains basic HeinOnline functionality,explores search tools and syntax, and then points users to helpful links to further their understanding.

Stay tuned for exciting announcements about some major new features that will be available with the November content release…

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NOW AVAILABLE | ANIMAL STUDIES: LAW, WELFARE, and RIGHTS

Animal Law, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

We are pleased to introduce Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights to HeinOnline. Consisting of more than 650 titles and nearly 300,000 pages related to animal law, this collection is an indispensable addition to your curriculum. Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights aims to establish the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights throughout the years. It includes everything from philosophical books published in the 1800's to videos, periodicals, and brochures. 

Featuring Works on:

  • Basic Rights of Animals
  • Moral Responsibility
  • Evolution of Animal Rights
  • Higher Law Rights for Animals
  • Animal Rights Movement
  • Wildlife Protection
  • And More!

 

Includes Material from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute

Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Animal Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1979 and has since paved the way for stronger anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals…

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Notice Anything Different About Us?

Enhancements, Functionality, What's New
Shannon Furtak

You are probably already familiar with our updated interface, released this past August. The appearance is cleaner, the search bar is stationary, and HeinOnline is now much more mobile-friendly. However, despite our desire to upgrade our look and usability factor, we know that it's what's inside that really matters.

That's why, in addition to these searching enhancements made earlier in the year, we have also considerably increased the speed of certain aspects of HeinOnline where it counts.

Page turning is now remarkably fast, thanks to our development team's thoughtful wizardry. In order to achieve optimum speed, the user's browser now caches the page images, when previously the images were not being stored…

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COMING SOON | ANIMAL STUDIES: LAW, WELFARE, AND RIGHTS

Animal Law, HeinOnline Updates, News, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

Now Taught in More than 100 Law Schools!

Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights consists of more than 650 titles and nearly 300,000 pages of material related to the background and evolution of the basic rights of animals. Animal Law is a growing area of study in universitities and HeinOnline's Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights is an essential addition to your curriculum!

This Collection is an Essential Source of Information on Animal Law

The collection aims to establish the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights throughout the years. It includes everything from philosophical books published in the 1800's to videos, periodicals, and brochures all related to animal law…

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New Video Available: Printing and Downloading in HeinOnline

Enhancements, Printing/Downloading, Training, What's New
Shannon Furtak

As you know, HeinOnline released its updated interface in August. Since then, we have continued to enhance existing tools and add new features to improve our users' experience. Over the past two weeks, we've announced some awesome new features: first, the ability to e-mail a direct PDF link; last week, we blogged about updated print/download options, which include the ability to instantly download a PDF from HeinOnline.

We have also continued to update our help and training materials available on our help page. Check out our latest video on Printing & Downloading in HeinOnline below

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Streamlined PDF Download Option Now Available!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Printing/Downloading, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline has long enjoyed a reputation of being extremely responsive to its customers’ feedback. Recently, a user tweeted that it was more difficult than necessary to obtain and use PDFs from HeinOnline. We followed up with him via e-mail and received some excellent suggestions to help us make accessing PDFs easier for users.

We are pleased to introduce the “instant PDF download” feature of HeinOnline as the direct result of this customer’s tweet! From search results or from inside a HeinOnline document, simply click the red PDF icon to instantly download a PDF of the desired section, provided the section does not exceed 200 pages. Previously, this PDF icon resulted in a print/download options screen…

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New Feature: E-mail a Direct PDF Link from HeinOnline!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, HeinOnline, Printing/Downloading, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Thanks to a fantastic suggestion from Amy Wright, Co-Director of the University of San Francisco School of Law Library, we have added the ability to e-mail direct PDF links from HeinOnline! This can be done both from search results and from inside any document in HeinOnline.

Search Results

To e-mail a PDF from search results, click the e-mail icon located on the right side of the search result:

This opens a window with several fields into which you can enter one or more e-mail addresses, a from name, subject and message:

The recipient of the e-mail is able to click the link to access a PDF of the document…

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Now Available: Updated HeinOnline Comprehensive User's Guide

Training, What's New
Shannon Furtak

As most of you know, we released HeinOnline's updated interface on August 11, 2015. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are now pleased to offer an updated Comprehensive User's Guide. This guide will help users learn the basics of how to navigate through the interface, search from the Welcome Page and from inside collections, and use the various tools available in HeinOnline.

We also recently released this Getting Started in HeinOnline quick reference guide, which is an excellent resource for users who need just a brief overview of how to access HeinOnline and basic searching and navigation…

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Incredible Increase in U.S. Federal Legislative History Library Content!

Content News, U.S. Federal Legislative History, What's New
Shannon Furtak

In April 2014, we blogged about U.S. federal legislative histories in HeinOnline. At the time, we had a combined total of just over 1,000 compiled legislative histories in the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library and select a-la-carte collections. Since then, we have added 1,138 compiled legislative histories to this collection, more than doubling the number of available titles in less than a year and a half! The U.S. Federal Legislative History Library now contains 2,072 titles and more than 4.9 million pages.

Select a-la-carte HeinOnline collections also include legislative histories:

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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Database Coverage Has Been Expanded!

Enhancements, IFLP, What's New
Shannon Furtak

We are pleased to announce that, with the August HeinOnline content release, coverage of the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals database has been expanded to include 1984!

This additional indexing has added:

  • More than 9,700 records
  • 7,718 journal articles
  • 1,079 collection articles
  • 938 book reviews

HeinOnline now has 30 years of indexing and linking for Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals! This title will continue to be expanded, and the entire IFLP backfile, which dates back to 1960, is available in HeinOnline's image-based, fully searchable PDF format.

Search in IFLP by subject…

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