PathFinder: HeinOnline’s Multi-Level Discipline Taxonomy

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PathFinder: HeinOnline’s Multi-Level Discipline Taxonomy


Initially started as a small collection of law reviews, the Law Journal Library has grown over the past 20 years into a extensive scholarly journal database. The multidisciplinary content this database now contains has become not just applicable but essential to a variety of different academic and applied fields.

Using a combination of human curation along with natural language processing and machine learning, we’ve extracted thousands of research concepts from each article in the Law Journal Library database. The wide-ranging concepts cover a multitude of disciplines, illustrating the incredible scope of this journal library and leading us to organize them into a multi-level taxonomy that we call PathFinder.

There are currently 5 broad overarching Subjects:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural and Formal Sciences
  • Applied Sciences
  • Other Industries

These overarching subjects then include more granular Subjects.

Guides for Using PathFinder:

  1. Using PathFinder to Search
  2. Using PathFinder to Browse

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