Showing posts with label Legal Classics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Legal Classics. Show all posts

HeinOnline Enhancement: Cross Collection Searching of Books

We have integrated cross-library searching of books to the Legal Classics Library in HeinOnline. Now when searching for a title in Legal Classics, you will get results from History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III, Intellectual Property Law Collection, New York Legal Research Library, World Constitutions Illustrated, Scottish Legal History, Selden Society and/or World Trials, provided the results are relevant to your search terms.

The titles found within Legal Classics will be displayed in a light grey box in the search results. The titles found in other collections will be displayed in a dark grey box stating which collection the title is found in. Please note: you must be subscribed to the appropriate libraries to access content found in these search results.

Exploring HeinOnline: Law and Lawyers; Or, Sketches and Illustrations of Legal History and Biography

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This work attempts to trace the lives and fortunes of some eminent lawyers, in an effort to show the means by which they elevated themselves, and the struggles they underwent in achieving that elevation.

Every work within these volumes has been fully searched, as they were thought to contain information respecting the profession and those who have been prominent as leaders. It is the hope of the author, Archer Polson, that these volumes provide utility to readers. The examples provided within of men, who, by the mere force of their own talents and persevering energy, have conquered opposing circumstances, must provide encouragement to those whose position is unfavorable.

HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Search a Specific Volume of a Title in the Legal Classics or World Trials Libraries

In the Legal Classics and World Trials libraries, you may come across titles that have multiple volumes. Some sets are more extensive than others, but in any case, you may want to search only a volume or two rather than search across the entire set. Thus, this week's tip is focused on how to search a specific volume of a specific title in the Legal Classics and World Trials libraries.

For our example, we want to find references to "conspiracy" in the 17 volume set of "American State Trials; a Collection of the Important and Interesting Criminal Trials Which Have Taken Place in the United States from the Beginning of Our Government to the Present Day" written by John D. Lawson. To search by volume number, you must construct your search using the Advanced Search option.

Open the Advanced Search option from within the World Trials library. First, try searching for just the term "conspiracy" as outlined below.

Enter this syntax into the search box: text:"conspiracy"
Highlight the title "American State Trials; a collection of the Important and Interesting Criminal Trials Which Have Taken Place in the United States from the Beginning of Our Government to the Present Day" from the title listing.
Click search. This will return over 90 results that match the term "conspiracy".

Now, let's narrow the search to look for the term in only Volume 2 of this set. To construct this search, we have to use the field name volseries to search for the volume number. Enter the following search query:

text:"conspiracy" AND volseries:2
Highlight the title from the title listing.

Click search. This will return 4 results from Volume 2 of this set that contain the term "conspiracy".

If you want to search multiple volumes you can add additional volumes to the query by using the OR operator and grouping the volume number fields with parenthesis. For example, let's search for the term "conspiracy" across volumes 2, 3, and 10 in this title by entering the following search query:

text:"conspiracy" AND (volseries:2 OR volseries:3 OR volseries:10)
Highlight the title from the title listing.
Click search. This will return 12 results across all three volumes that contain the term conspiracy.

This same technique can be applied to the titles in the Legal Classics library as well. Go ahead and give it a try. If you have questions or would like us to illustrate a specific example in a subsequent post, let us know and we'd be happy to outline how to construct the search.

New Search & Browse Capabilities in Legal Classics Collection

Looking for a "Classic" from tens or even hundreds of years ago that has to do with Transportation or Constitutional Law or another subject of interest? We've made it easier to find a Classics title, by providing the ability to browse by subject or search by subject in the Legal Classics collection. In building this capability, we identified over 70 subjects that classify the content of the titles. We then related every title to at least one subject and in many cases multiple depending upon the title's content. The browsing and searching capabilities are further defined below.

Browse by Subject:
Select "By Subject" under the browse options found on the Resources tab to display the list of subjects. Then select your subject of interest to view the titles that are associated with that subject. IN many cases a subject will appear in multiple subject listings. For example, the title "Constitutions of Nations" will appear in Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, International Law and Political Science.

Search by Subject:
Under the Search tab, select either Field or
Advanced search. From within the search options screen, you can input your terms and select 1 or multiple subjects to search across. To illustrate how this works, we will initiate a field search for the phrase "Italian Republic" in text across International Law.

When selecting the subject "International Law"from the subject list, the list of titles associated with international law are displayed in the title list below. This search query will return 2 results.

Now let's broaden the search to include an additional subject. After clicking Revise Search, select Constitutional Law from the subject list in addition to International Law.
NOTE: To highlight multiple subjects, hold the CTRL button on your keyboard and highlight the additional subject(s). When you are done selecting additional subjects, release the CTRL button.

When selecting a second subject, the title list below will expand to display all titles associated with International Law and all titles associated with Constitutional Law. When submitting the search query, the logic will search for the phrase "Italian Republic" in all titles associated with International Law OR Constitutional Law. Selecting multiple subjects expands your search rather than narrows it. This query will return 5 results as opposed to our initial 2 results that we received when we only searched across international law.

NOTE: These search options do not allow you to search across a specific subject(s) AND across a specific title(s). Choose all, one or multiple subjects or titles (depending upon the parameter you wish to use). To reset search parameters, highlight All Subjects from within the subject listing. This will re-enable the search functionality for the Title Listing.