MyHein Features Now Available with Case Law Powered by Fastcase!

Case Law, Enhancements, MyHein, What's New
Shannon Furtak

In our continuing effort to enhance your HeinOnline research experience, we have made the features of MyHein available for use with case law powered by Fastcase! Users who set up and login to MyHein individual research accounts can bookmark cases by clicking Save to MyHein from the case:

Next, select an existing bookmark category, or enter a new bookmark:

Click here to view saved bookmarks:

Your bookmark will appear in your MyHein account's saved bookmarks list:

For users enjoying the additional features of Fastcase Premium or synchronized HeinOnline and Fastcase accounts…

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ScholarCheck Analysis added to Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Enhancements, IFLP, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

We have combined one of HeinOnline's best tools with the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, further enhancing this incredible resource! ScholarCheck's "cited by articles" feature, which counts citations appearing in articles in the Law Journal Library, is now available in the IFLP database.

This database is derived from the print version of the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 500 legal journals published worldwide. IFLP provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions; it also analyzes the contents of about eighty individually published collections of legal essays…

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HeinOnline Title Lists Converting Exclusively to KBART Format

Enhancements, Technical Support, What's New
Shannon Furtak

In the very near future, we will be eliminating the option to download lists of titles in HeinOnline as a CSV file type. Instead, we will exclusively use KBART as the delivery method for this information. We have recently enhanced our KBART files to conform with the latest (Phase II) Recommended Practice Report; also, these KBART files contain the same title metadata that was available using the CSV file type.

Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBART)  was created by The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in 2010 to improve the supply of data to link resolvers and knowledge bases, in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of OpenURL linking. KBART focuses specifically on data related to content holdings rather than on bibliographic data about individual titles…

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Score Great Results with the HeinOnline Hat Trick and ScholarRank!

FAQ, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

One of our main goals at HeinOnline is not only to provide an incredible collection of historical and current documents, but also to offer legal scholars an innovative and thorough research experience. Several enhancements that we've made over the past few months join together to create the HeinOnline Hat Trick. We have also developed a ranking system for articles that are frequently accessed and heavily cited by both articles and cases, and we are calling this system ScholarRank. These new features are part of HeinOnline's ScholarCheck, a set of tools which compiles the most-cited journals and authors, displays the number of articles and cases that cite the current article…

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ScholarCheck Now Features Cited by Cases Tool with Fastcase Premium!

FAQ, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Last week, we introduced you to the newest feature of Hein's ScholarCheck tool: the ability to view how many times an article has been accessed by other HeinOnline users in a rolling twelve-month period.

We also recently announced that the HeinOnline/Fastcase partnership has been enhanced: existing Fastcase subscribers can now synchronize their Fastcase and HeinOnline accounts at no extra cost, and customers who do not currently subscribe to Fastcase can upgrade their subscriptions to take advantage of the additional features of Fastcase Premium. To learn more about case law in HeinOnline powered by Fastcase, view the Quick Reference Guide here.

Additional features of Fastcase Premium include the ability to use ScholarCheck to view how many cases cite a particular article in HeinOnline's Law Journal Library and the option to sort search results by Number of Times Cited by Cases:

Here is a list of the 25 articles in HeinOnline cited by the most cases (Title…

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Hein's ScholarCheck has been Enhanced!

Enhancements, Law Journal Library, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

In our never-ending quest to improve your legal research experience, we have added a new feature to Hein's ScholarCheck! In addition to viewing the number of times an article has been cited, users can now view the number of times an article has been accessed within a rolling twelve-month period.

We have also added the option to sort search results by Number of Times Accessed. A search in the Law Journal Library for all articles contained in HeinOnline reveal these three articles as the most-accessed in the past twelve months:

R.H. Coase's article, The Problem of Social Cost, discusses the actions of businesses which have harmful effects on others…

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NOW AVAILABLE: Fastcase/HeinOnline Account Synchronization and Fastcase Premium!

Case Law, Enhancements, Fastcase, What's New
Shannon Furtak

As most of you know, HeinOnline partnered with Fastcase  to release Case Law Powered by Fastcase in December of 2013, which provides access to case law for HeinOnline Core subscribers at no additional cost! This partnership is the winner of the 2014 AALL New Product of the Year Award and has been extremely well-received by our customers.

This partnership has recently been enhanced: users who subscribe to both HeinOnline and Fastcase now have the ability to synchronize their accounts and take advantage of additional features of case law powered by Fastcase via HeinOnline, again at no additional charge

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Enhanced Discoverability of Legislative Histories in HeinOnline

Customer Suggestion, FAQ, U.S. Federal Legislative History, What's New
HeinOnline Blogger

We recently received a request to include a listing for all public laws in the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library.

HeinOnline contains the full text for hundreds of legislative histories in several HeinOnline collections.  We previously did a blog post on searching for legislative histories and the different collections in which they may be found.

Now we have made it even easier to search for Federal Legislation, by adding listings  for public laws in other collections for which we have full text to the “Browse by: Public Law No.” and “Browse by: Popular Name” lists in the U.S. Federal Legislative History homepage.

To illustrate the enhanced capabilities of this feature, we’ll do a search for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act…

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Official Gazettes of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Available in HeinOnline's Intellectual Property Law Collection!

Content News, Enhancements, Intellectual Property Law Collection, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Where can a researcher find the Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office: Patents or Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office: Trademarks? HeinOnline's Intellectual Property Law Collection now contains access to the full run of both Official Gazettes, which began as the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office and in 1971 separated into two Gazettes with categories of Trademarks and Patents. Effective with the May 2014 content release, HeinOnline now includes the full archives of both sets!

The Official Gazette: Trademarks print version ceased in December of 2012 but continues to be published electronically…

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AALL Awards 2014 New Product of the Year to Publishing Partners Fastcase & HeinOnline

AALL, Fastcase, Press Release, What's New
Jackie Stanley

AALL Awards 2014 New Product of the Year to Publishing Partners Fastcase and HeinOnline

Integrating Legal Research Libraries and Smarter Tools Benefits Legal Profession

WASHINGTON, DC and GETZVILLE, NY (May 14, 2014) – The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has named publishing partners Fastcase and William S. Hein & Co., Inc. as joint winners of its 2014 New Product of the Year Award. AALL is recognizing the partners for integrating the Fastcase and HeinOnline legal research libraries and research tools. The companies will accept the award during the association’s 107th Annual Meeting this July in San Antonio, Texas.

The New Product of the Year award recognizes new legal information products that enhance or improve existing law library services or procedures…

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