U.S. Code Citation Locator Enhanced!

Enhancements, U.S. Code, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline's U.S. Code collection just got even better! Not only do we have comprehensive coverage of the United States Code and fully searchable PDF images that are exact replicas of the print publication, users can now take advantage of our improved U.S. Code Citation Locator!

Previously, in order to keep this collection both efficient and affordable, indexing to the section level in the U.S. Code was not provided. The citation locator tool performed a text search within the selected title and edition for the text of the section, which was effective, but sometimes caused users to sift through extraneous results. The improved citation locator tool, when possible, brings the user to the exact page on which their section occurs. For example, let's take a look at the 2012 Edition, 12 USC 1708:

Note that the citator locator tool is now conveniently located on the collection homepage, in addition to the Search tab. Entering this citation will direct you here:

This is the page where section 1708 begins. In rare instances where the tool doesn't recognize the citation, the system will default back to delivering search results, which can be used to locate the material.

Additionally, indexing to the section level has been added to all U.S. Code volumes, so users will be able to quickly browse to the proper section:

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