Within the Law Journal Library, users can enhance their engagement with our research database by liking and commenting on articles, fostering a sense of community and collaboration among users. This feature is powered by MyHein, a free personal research tool that enables anyone with HeinOnline access to bookmark documents, save search queries and more. To engage more with articles in the Law Journal Library, create your MyHein profile today. If you already have a MyHein profile, keep reading to learn how to make your research experience more interactive and engaging.
Within search results or when viewing an article, once you are signed into your MyHein profile, you can like any article within the Law Journal Library. Simply look for the thumbs-up icon. Within search results, the icon can be found next to the print/download options by the ScholarCheck metrics.
If you are not signed into your MyHein profile, clicking on the Like icon will prompt you to sign in.
The same icon can be found when viewing a document, near the Cite button and ScholarCheck metrics.
Once you have liked an article, the icon will be greyed out.
To view who has liked an article in the Law Journal Library, click on the word Likes in either the search results or when viewing a document.
Commenting on Articles
Within search results or when viewing an article, once you are signed into your MyHein profile, you can comment on any article within the Law Journal Library. Within search results, click the word Comment listed with the ScholarCheck metrics.
If you are not signed in to your MyHein profile, clicking on the word Comment will prompt you to sign in. This also provides the ability to see any comments that other HeinOnline users have left on an article.
When viewing an article, the Comment icon can be found directly next to the Like icon.
Add your thoughts and select Add Comment to include your commentary.
Once your comment has been submitted, you have the ability to edit your comment or delete it.
Users have the ability to report a comment when they encounter content that appears inappropriate, allowing platform administrators to review and potentially remove the content. To do this, click on the Report flag option located to the right of a comment.
This prompts users to select a reason they are reporting the comment, such as spam, hate speech, offensive, false information, or harassment.
All comments will be reviewed daily by HeinOnline platform administrators. All reported comments will be reviewed thoroughly and a decision will be made on whether or not the comment needs to be removed.
If the email address affiliated with your MyHein profile matches the email address associated with your author profile page on HeinOnline, you will automatically receive a verified badge that will show whenever you like an article or leave a comment on an article. (Don’t worry, we don’t charge for this feature). Additionally, with a verified badge, you will be notified each week if any comments have been added to articles you authored in HeinOnline.
What’s more, your name will be linked to your author profile page, allowing anyone who is reading your comment to easily jump to your profile from both likes and comments. If you have enhanced your author profile picture to include a photo, this will now be displayed by your comments.
To edit your photo, visit the Author Portal in MyHein. From here, select Choose File. Once upload a new picture, it will ask you to crop the picture to be used within MyHein comments. After selecting Save Changes at the bottom of the page, your new profile will be reflected within any comment section and your author profile page.
Managing Your Likes & Comments
To manage your likes and comments, visit that section of your MyHein profile, found on the left-hand side of the menu.
To delete a comment or unlike an article, click the Delete or Unlike buttons found under each entry. Each option will prompt you to confirm your change.