HeinOnline Introduces New Author Ranking Metric

HOL_fullcolorLook out for Author Profile Pages on HeinOnline that provide access to an author’s list of articles and ScholarCheck rankings. Metrics used to calculate an author’s overall ScholarCheck ranking include:

  • the number of times an author’s articles have been cited by other articles
  • by articles written only in the past 10 years
  • the number of times the articles have been accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period.

A new metric has been added which counts the number of times an author’s articles have been cited by articles written only within the past 12-24 months. HeinOnline  believe “this new currency factor enhances the rankings by considering what’s most relevant today in addition to the other metrics, which account for quantitative author influence.”

Read more on the HeinOnline Help and Support page.

Elaine Shallcross
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

 

HeinOnline announce enhanced tools and new features

HOL_fullcolorSince HeinOnline released its updated interface in August they have worked to enhance existing tools and add new features to improve their users’ experience.

Over the past two weeks they have announced two new features: the ability to e-mail a direct PDF link; and updated print/download options, which include the ability to instantly download a PDF from HeinOnline.

New Video Available: Printing and Downloading in HeinOnline

Elaine Shallcross, Information Consultant, Law
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

Legal databases

Are you just beginning your legal research and getting lost in the rising sea of information? Or just need some inspiration?

Check out what the law electronic databases can offer to you. These are excellent tools, and no matter what stage your studies are at, you can rely heavily on them.
Please find all the mainstream legal databases and their training materials here:

Westlaw UK   Westlaw logo

Westlaw International

Lexis®Library  LexisNexis logo

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HeinOnline’s ScholarCheck Metrics tracks trends in legal research

HOL_fullcolorHeinOnline’s ScholarCheck is an integrated set of tools that allows you to view journal articles and cases that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched.

With ScholarCheck you can:

  • analyse the most cited journal articles and authors
  • link directly to articles and cases that cite an article being viewed
  • sort search results by the number of times cited or number of times accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period
  • generate a list of articles that have had the largest increase in number of citations since 2011

Read more about ScholarCheck here.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

HeinOnline announces changes to some publications

HOL_fullcolorHeinOnline has announced changes to some publications:

Indiana Health Law Review
The publisher has advised that this will change to an online only publication upon the completion of Volume 11. The content will be available free of charge by visiting http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/ihlr/. Please note that this content will continue to be available in the HeinOnline Law Journal Library as well.

Indiana International & Comparative Law Review
The publisher has advised that this will change to an online only publication upon the completion of Volume 24. The content will be available free of charge by visiting http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/iiclr/. Please note that this content will continue to be available in the HeinOnline Law Journal Library as well.

National Property Law Digests
The publisher has advised that this title has ceased publication upon the completion of the September 2014 issue.

WMU Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law
The publisher has advised that beginning with Volume 16 #1 the Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law will change title to the WMU Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

 

HeinOnline: New titles added to the Scottish Legal History Collection

HOL_fullcolorIn March 2015 HeinOnline added nine new titles to their Scottish Legal History collection:

  • Erskine, J. Institute of the Law of Scotland in Four Books: In the Order of Sir George Mackenzie’s Institutions of That Law, 2v. Edinburgh: Printed for John Bell, 1773.
  • Stair, JD. Institutions of the Law of Scotland, Deduced from Its Originals, and Collated with the Civil, Canon, and Feudal Laws, and with the Customs of Neighbouring Nations. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by the heir of Andrew Anderson, 1693 2nd ed., rev., corr., and much enl.
  • Forbes, W. Methodical Treatise concerning Bills of Exchange. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by John Mosman, 1718 2nd ed., corr., enl.
  • Adam, W. Practical Treatise and Observations on Trial by Jury in Civil Causes, as Now Incorporated with the Jurisdiction of the Court of Session. 1v. Edinburgh: Thomas Clark, 1836.
  • Summary View of the Feudal Law, with the Differences of the Scots Law from it; together with a Dictionary of Select Terms of the Scots and English Law. 1v. Edinburgh: s.n., 1710.
  • Forbes, W. Treatise of Church-Lands & Tithes: In Two Parts. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, 1705.
  • Bell, R. Treatise on the Election Laws, as They Relate to the Representation of Scotland, in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Co. for Archibald Constable, 1812.
  • Connell, J. Treatise on the Law of Scotland, Respecting the Erection, Union, and Disjunction of Parishes; the Manses and Glebes of the Parochial Clergy, and the Patronage of Churches. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed for Peter Hill and Co., 1818.
  • Burnett, J. Treatise on Various Branches of the Criminal Law of Scotland. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Co. for Archibald Constable, 1811.

A full list of new titles added to HeinOnline in March 2015 is available here.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

HeinOnline Tips and Tricks: Dropbox

HOL_fullcolorDid you know that HeinOnline has recently added the ability to download PDFs from the database directly into your Dropbox Account?

Dropbox is a document storage solution that makes it simple to save all of your photos, videos, and files in one convenient place.

Dropbox lets you:

  • Get to all your files from any computer, tablet, or phone
  • Share documents, photos and entire folders easily
  • Restore all of your files, even if your computer ‘melts down’

More information on this new feature is found here.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk