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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Major Enhancement to Session Laws Library Underway!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Functionality, Session Laws, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline is well known for encouraging customer feedback, and many features that have been implemented over the past several months have been the direct result of suggestions received from users. Earlier this year, we sent a survey to our customers, and several responses indicated that users wanted additional indexing in the Session Laws Library. We are pleased to announce that we have a program in place to index all state session laws to the chapter or act level!

All new additions to the Session Laws Library will be indexed to the chapter or act level. We have also ranked all states in the order in which they are accessed by HeinOnline users…

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Getting Started with HeinOnline: New Quick Reference Guide Available

Navigating, Searching, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Last week, HeinOnline released its updated interface! So far, feedback has been mostly positive; however, we realize that with any change, there is an adjustment period.

In order to make this transition as easy as possible for our users, we have created a Getting Started in HeinOnline Quick Reference Guide to help users adjust to the changes we've made.


Enhancements to the interface include a stationary search bar which is available on all pages in HeinOnline:

The interface is now responsive, and therefore extremely mobile friendly! Search options have been reordered based on usage…

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HeinOnline's Enhanced Interface Is Almost Here!

Enhancements, Functionality, What's New
Shannon Furtak

We have been diligently working on updating the HeinOnline interface for the past several months, and we are excited to announce that it will be released early next week!

Main Features of the Enhanced Interface

  • The enhanced interface uses responsive web design, which means HeinOnline will be mobile-device friendly and will adjust to the size of your tablet, smartphone or computer monitor!
  • The search bar will remain stationary and available on all pages of HeinOnline.
  • The appearance of HeinOnline has been streamlined and simplified.
  • The Welcome Page lists collections by category and name; category options are collapsible, so users can expand these as needed…

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Exciting News from HeinOnline and the American Law Institute!

ALI, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline was already your source for American Law Institute publications, but we are pleased to announce that the American Law Institute Library now contains current content, including pocket parts! The six-month embargo has been lifted, so users can now view both historical and the most recent material in HeinOnline's image-based, fully searchable format.

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The American Law Institute Library in HeinOnline provides convenient access to titles like ALI Annual Reports, Proceedings of ALI Annual Meetings

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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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