HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Looking for an Article in the Law Journals Library?

Do you have the name and author of an article from a Law Journal, but do not know the journal name or citation and need to find it in HeinOnline? This week's tip outlines how to conduct a search for the article in 4 easy steps, starting at the Log In screen.

Do you prefer to watch a live demo of this example? If so, head over to the HeinOnline YouTube Channel where we've uploaded a how-to video. This video is featured on our YouTube home page, so all you have to do is hit play.

In this example, we're looking for the article "International Antitrust Negotiations and the False Hope of the WTO" written by Ann Bradford.

1) Log in to HeinOnline by clicking on the Subscribers Click Here to Enter link on the HeinOnline home page (if prompted, enter your user name and password and click log in). If you are IP authenticated and are starting at the Welcome Screen, proceed to step 2.


2) From the Welcome Screen, click on the link to the Law Journal Library listed under Subscribed Libraries.
3) Click on the Search tab in the top left corner of the screen.

4) From here, you have 3 options for conducting the search.

Option #1 - Quick Search
Enter the following terms into the Quick Search box in the left menu.
title:"International Antitrust Negotiations and the False Hope of the WTO" AND creator:"Bradford, Ann"
Click search.
Option #2 - Field Search
Click on Field Search on the left menu. Enter the following terms into the Field Search options.
Enter the article title "International Antitrust Negotiations and the False Hope of the WTO" into the first search box, select Title from the drop down menu and click on phrase. Then enter Bradford, Ann into the second search box, select Creator/Author from the drop down menu and click on phrase. Highlight All Titles, leave the date fields blank and leave all the section types checked as the default options. Click search.

Option #3 - Advanced Search
Click on Advanced Search on the left menu. Enter the following search string into the search box.
title:"International Antitrust Negotiations and the False Hope of the WTO" AND creator:"Bradford, Ann"
Highlight All Titles, leave the date fields blank and leave all section types checked as the default options. Click search.
Each of the three search options above will return the same result as is shown below. The result displays the citation to the Law Journal first, followed by the name of the article and lastly the author. The citation will appear as a hyperlink. To go to the first page of the article, click on the citation link. If you wish to view all other articles written by the author, click on the author's name (note: in this example, there were no other articles written by Ann Bradford).
Here are a few more tips to keep in mind when searching for an article. Remember to use the Title and Creator/Author fields to find an article name written by an author in the Law Journal Library. If you try this search using the text fields, you will not get the same results. Using the title field, you can search for any article name by entering the full article name as it would appear in the journal. If you are unsure as to the exact name of the article, enter a part of the title that you know is correct. For example, we could have entered International Antitrust Negotiations in our search above. Using the Creator/Author field, you can search for an author using a number of different formats. In this example, we used the Last Name, First Name format. We could have entered only the last name, Bradford. For details on various ways to search for an author, read our Searching by Author Name post from earlier this year.
Using these 4 setps, you can quickly locate a journal article written by a specific author in HeinOnline.

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