For those HeinOnline users who prefer to search using the Field Search, Hein has added a small but powerful option to this search page. The 'NOT' operator is now a selectable option in addition to the AND/OR operators you are used to using. The 'NOT' operator is used in a search the same way that you would use the AND/OR operators.
Simply select the NOT option from the drop box. The NOT operator is different because it functions as an exclusionary tool. This can be quite useful in weeding out search results that are very similar to the topic you are looking for, but are actually irrelevant to your search and just diluting the results that you really want.
For more information, go to the Hein weblog.
Posted by Nichelle J. Perry (Nikki) on Mon. September 28, 2009 10:54 AM