You can access HeinOnline Academic directly or through the law section of the Database List. If you're off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your MyPVCC username and password. When searching this database, keep in mind this is not for background information. If you need background information, use a different database, such as Gale eBooks.
HeinOnline offers five different types of searches, all available from the main search box: term("just search for"), title, author, citation, and catalog.
When you first access HeinOnline, you will see the main search box.
As you type your terms into the box, HeinOnline will display the five types of searches in a drop-down menu:
Click on the type of search you want to conduct. In the example above, we want to conduct a keyword search, and for this, we click on "Just search for." The five types of searches are described below.
HeinOnline' five search types
|""||"Miranda rights"||Putting words between quotation marks will search for the specific phrase|
|AND||consumer AND safety||Searches for all the terms connected by AND|
|OR||attorney OR lawyer||Finds results that contain either word, or both. Results that contain both are ranked higher.|
|NOT||search NOT seizure||Excludes results that contain the term listed after NOT|
|~n||search ~4 seizure||Finds terms that are n words from each other|
|?||wom?n||Finds terms with a single letter difference, such as "woman" and "women"|
|*||object*||Finds terms that differ by more than one letter, such as object, objection, objected, objects, etc.|
|/s||jury /s discrimination||Finds terms that are within the same sentence (max. 25 words apart)|
|/p||jury /p discrimination||Finds terms that are within the same paragraph (max. 75 words apart)|
|/seg||jury /seg oath||Finds terms that are within the same segment (max. 100 words apart)||^n||jury AND oath ^5||Finds results with both terms, but results where one term (in this example, "oath") is found more frequently will appear higher on the list of results. Note: to make the ^ sign, hold down the ALT key and then press 94|