HeinOnline Tip of the Day: Use the Citation Navigator

Miscellaneous, Tips and Tricks
Miranda Rosati

In most collections in HeinOnline, there is a Citation Navigator tool. Therefore, if you have a citation, you can quickly insert it into HeinOnline’s Citation Navigator and instantly access the article or work you are looking for. Below, we will highlight the Law Journal Library Citation Navigator and the US Statutes at Large Library Citation Navigator.

Law Journal Library Citation Naviagtor:

Use the Citation Navigator found in the Law Journal Library to quickly pull up a page in the Law Journal Library. Use the first option to enter the volume from your citation, the abbreviation, and the page number. Click “Get Citation” to open the page in HeinOnline. Or, use the second option to copy and paste your citation directly in the field, which will also open the page in HeinOnline.

 

US Statutes at Large Library Citation Navigator:

Quickly pull up a Public Law 

The citation navigator found in the US Statutes at Large let’s you quickly enter, and jump to the public law you are searching for. The tool is split into two parts to accommodate the different formats used over the years to cite public laws.

The top section can find laws using the naming method used by the 57th Congress to present (ex: 87-5 or Chapter 1, 57 Congress), while the bottom section can find laws using the naming method used by the 1st-56th Congresses.

If the Public Law you are searching for is from after the 57th Congress, simply enter the public law number to pull up the public law.

Or, if the public law is from the 1st – 56th Congress, use the second option. Enter the Chapter and Year of Enactment to pull up the public law.

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