HeinOnline — a repository of law review, classic legal titles, and government publications (1938 edition of Code of Federal Regulations, anyone?) has a new look to its on-line search screens. The page format has been updated into a cleaner, easier to view appearance.
HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library contains more than 2,000 law and law-related periodicals. For the legal researcher, law review articles are an excellent source for in-depth discussions of legal issues. For anyone researching federal legislative or regulatory history, HeinOnline is a valuable historical resource of government publications.
Alameda County Law Library makes HeinOnline available on its public research computers. The database is also accessible with a laptop or other device using the library’s wifi when you are at our locations. Access is through the ACLL legal databases webpage.
The New Look
HeinOnline’s publisher has introduced the new interface this month. Enhancements to the interface include a stationary search bar which is now available on all pages. The page view is clean and updated, with an enhanced image toolbar:
The table of contents for every document is displayed automatically:
Citation information is available by clicking the book icon located above the table of contents, the breadcrumb trail continues to be available for easy navigation, and the section being viewed is still highlighted:
The Advanced Search toll has six search fields and pre-select titles and a year range:
Display of search results is clean and easy to use. Facets remain on the left side of the page and options, such as PDF/Download and MyHein, are neatly grouped on the right:
Here is a short guide to help you familiarize yourself with the new research steps – GettingstartedinHOLnew
Google Scholar and HeinOnline
Google Scholar is indexing the Law Journals in HeinOnline to make the titles searchable in the Google Scholar interface. The indexing is ongoing.
So how does it work? Go to Google Scholar and search for a Law Journal or an article name from within a Law Journal. If the article is available in HeinOnline, it will be included in your search results, like the example below:
Clicking on the Google Scholar link within the ACLL wifi area brings up the full-text of the article.