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Law Journal Library

Learn the basics of HeinOnline's flagship database, the Law Journal Library. This LibGuide includes an overview of content, tools, search tips, and interface navigation.

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General Training Videos

How to Browse and Search with PathFinder

PathFinder is a suite of browse and search tools for subject-specific research, powered by a multi-level subject taxonomy that has been organized from the ground up based on our initial list of 1,500 "topics." In this short tutorial, we'll explore how to browse and search with this visual aid.

How to Use the Venn Diagram Search

With the Venn Diagram search in HeinOnline, researchers can visualize the results yield of various keywords to better refine their searches. Users can not only search with the Venn Diagram within one database, but they can also use it to refine their searches across all subscribed databases. Learn how to use the feature in brief video.

How to Use ScholarCheck

When browsing through scholarly journals and secondary sources in HeinOnline, it's imperative to know how authoritative a source is for your research. ScholarCheck analyzes citation data to provide the most-cited journals, articles, and authors and aides researchers in quickly locating related material. Watch the brief video below to get an overview of HeinOnline's ScholarCheck.

Discovering History (HeinOnline Academic Webinar)

HeinOnline experts Tim Hooge and Steve Roses take a deeper look into researching all things history. Learn how to find rare government documents, original international treaties, historical letters, and declarations of war, as well as crucial secondary source analysis of historical events using the Law Journal Library.

Explore PathFinder (HeinOnline Academic Webinar)

Using a combination of human curation along with natural language processing and machine learning, we’ve extracted thousands of research concepts from HeinOnline's multidisciplinary content. As we continue to grow our multidisciplinary content, we continue to enhance methods for its discovery.

Applying Our Journals Database Across Various Academic Disciplines (HeinOnline Academic Webinar)

Join our HeinOnline experts as they explore more than 3,000 fully searchable journals covering more than 1,500 subjects and more than 40 broad disciplines.

How to Cite Check with HeinOnline

Imagine you’re a second-year law student and you’ve been assigned with the task to cite check a soon-to-be published article. This task can seem daunting to a student, but with HeinOnline it’s actually pretty simple! Watch this short tutorial to learn more.

How to Use Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages are an excellent way to showcase, promote, and contextualize the scholarly work of individual authors throughout HeinOnline. Learn how to use this tool to discover authors, browse their works, analyze statistics, see contextual information, set up author alerts, and more.