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The multidisciplinary content within the Law Journal Library is organized into a multi-level taxonomy that we call PathFinder. Learn more about PathFinder, or keep reading learn how to use it to search the Law Journal Library.

1. PathFinder Subjects

PathFinder’s Subjects can be found as filter facets on the left-hand side of your search results. After performing a search, the HeinOnline search engine provides a list of the most-frequently assigned PathFinder levels that appear among the results of that query. See an example search for “women’s rights” and the most frequent Subjects that appear below.

2. Subjects within Results

To make research more efficient, PathFinder’s Subjects have been extracted from each document and made visible in each search result. A quick glance at these Subjects can often provide all the information necessary about whether that document is pertinent to your research.

3. Using  Subjects in Advanced Search

Users can additionally utilize PathFinder’s Subjects when performing an Advanced Search in the Law Journal Library database. Construct any query, then choose one or more Subjects under which the search engine should perform that query.

 

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