Explore This Author is an interactive tool which uses metadata, natural language processing, and machine learning to analyze authors and identify relationships between them.* Discover an author’s most-discussed subjects, the journals in which they most frequently publish, recurring co-authors, and more with this tool located on Author Profile Pages within HeinOnline.
*Author profile metrics continue to be fluid with this tool as new material is added to HeinOnline.
The Explore This Author tool redirects users to an interactive chart of facets*, each of which can be used to analyze the author’s work or his relationship to other authors or journals. Facets include:
*Each facet expansion is limited to the top 10 results
To use the Explore This Author tool, navigate to an author profile page in HeinOnline and select the Explore This Author link. For example, let’s test out the feature by exploring HeinOnline author Bonnie Shucha.
For instance, select the PathFinder Subjects facet to view Bonnie Shucha’s top ten discussed subjects.
Next, users will notice that each subject is hyperlinked in blue. Click on any of the listed subjects. This will automatically perform a query across all subscribed databases looking for works by Bonnie Shucha related to that subject. For example, select Internet to view all available works by Bonnie Shucha on the subject.
Go back to the tool and select the Related Authors facet to view a list of authors like Bonnie Shucha who write about the same subjects, organizations, people, and more. This feature also includes author affiliations and their ScholarRank. Click on an author’s name to be directed to their author profile page.