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New HeinOnline Feature: Liking & Commenting on Scholarly Works

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February 15, 2024

February 2024. HeinOnline, a product of William S. Hein & Co., Inc., is pleased to announce the release of a brand-new feature: the ability to “like” and comment on journal articles within our Law Journal Library. This feature will allow researchers to ask questions, provide feedback, show appreciation, and engage in scholarly discourse all in one place.

The new tool will be powered by our personal research tool, MyHein. For more information, visit our blog: https://home.heinonline.org/blog/2024/02/new-myhein-feature-liking-commenting-on-scholarly-works/

Liking Articles

When searching across any journal or article in HeinOnline, researchers will see a Like icon on the search results page. If they are not signed into their MyHein profile, clicking on the Like icon will prompt them to sign in. The same icon can be found when viewing a document. Users will be able to view the number of likes on an article, as well as who has liked the article.

Commenting on Articles

When viewing an article, the comment icon can be found directly next to the Like icon. When users click on the word Comment, they will be prompted to sign into their MyHein profile if they have not done so already. Once signed in, users can submit their commentary—they will also see options to edit or delete their comment. They will also be able to see any comments that other HeinOnline users have left on an article.

Authors in HeinOnline

If a user is an author in HeinOnline and the email address affiliated with their MyHein profile matches the email address associated with their author profile page, they will automatically receive a verified badge that will display whenever they like or comment on an article. Additionally, with a verified badge, authors will be notified each week via email if any comments have been added to their articles in HeinOnline. There is an option to turn off this feature if desired. What’s more, authors’ names will be linked to their author profile pages, allowing other users to easily jump to a profile from both likes and comments.

Additionally, researchers can delete their own comments or unlike an article directly from their MyHein profile page.

About HeinOnline

HeinOnline is a premier online research database that provides comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 3,300 multidisciplinary periodicals, essential government documents, international treaties and trials, case law, and much more. Composed of image-based PDFs and available at an affordable price, the wealth of material allows academic institutions, government agencies, law firms, court systems, corporations, and other organizations access to authoritative, true-to-print digital material without the hassle or cost of using multiple research databases. Furthermore, subscriptions to HeinOnline consistently increase in value without added cost as HeinOnline adds daily, weekly, and monthly content while continuously incorporating new artificial intelligence tools for easier research. More information is available here: home.heinonline.org.

About William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is a leading publishing company that has been serving the law library community for 100 years. Hein is a highly respected publisher of original legal publications, a major reprinter of legal classics and out-of-print United States Government Printing Office documents, and the world’s largest distributor of legal periodicals. Over the past few years, the company has expanded its services into academic, public, government, and corporate libraries, becoming one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary publishers. More information is available here: wshein.com.

Contact Information

Benjamin N. Boron
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
Getzville, NY 14068
(716) 882-2600

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