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Getting Started

Are you new to HeinOnline? Do you have questions about the basics of HeinOnline research? Follow this guide to get started with our research platform.

Search Results

Keyword(s) in Text Snippets

Use the one-box search to construct a search query from the Welcome Page.

From the results page, users will see their keyword(s) bold-faced in text snippets.

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Refine Results

From the results page, user can filter search results by date, topic, location, title, and more.*

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example of HeinOnline's faceting tool

*Note: The filter options that are available may be different, depending on the type of content targeted by the search.

Sort Results

From any results page, users can sort results by:

  • Relevance
  • Volume date
  • Number of times cited by articles
  • Number of times accessed in a rolling 12-month period
  • Document title
  • Most-cited author

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Miscellaneous Options

Other miscellaneous options can be found on a results page, including the ability to:

  • Modify your search
  • Search within results
  • Print the results page
  • Toggle all matching text pages
  • Turn on/off infinite scroll

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Access Options

To the right of results, users can find various access options, including:

  • Download a PDF
  • Download options (including custom page range and QR code)
  • Email a PDF of a document
  • Bookmark a document using MyHein
  • ScholarCheck metrics

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Video Tutorial: How to Email a PDF