Sunday, October 07, 2012

HeinOnline Search Syntax "Need Help" Link Feature

HeinOnline has recently added a "Need Help" link to the advanced search screen across its numerous collections and libraries.  This new feature will allow users to determine how to do a proximity and wildcard search as well as how to use the boosting feature.  The “Need Help?” link can be found below the search box field on the advanced search screens.  When the user clicks the “Need Help” link, a new window will open with information on volume or section level fields for that particular library, along with information on common search syntax for proximity, wildcard/root expanders, and boosting.  In addition, the window provides a link to the Advanced Search Syntax Guide for more information.  To learn more about this feature click here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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