The Best Source for Statutory Materials and GPO Publications

CFR, Exploring HeinOnline, Federal Register, Government Documents, Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Federal Agency Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline is a legal research powerhouse, filled with 60 unique collections, nearly 100,000 titles, and more than 130,000,000 million pages. The database is image-based and fully searchable, and it contains a tremendous depth of content. While other databases have law reviews and government documents dating back to the 1980s, HeinOnline's collections almost always date back to inception. In addition, HeinOnline often has the most current material, making it the most logical source for both historical investigation and today's legal research.

In addition to more than 2,200 law and law-related periodicals and a phenomenal collection of historical legal treatises which contains works by some of the most celebrated legal minds in history, HeinOnline is an excellent source for United States statutory material and Government Publishing Office publications…

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Two New Features Now Available!

CFR, Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Federal Register, Law Journal Library, Searching
Shannon Furtak

It’s been a busy year, but we couldn’t let December slip by without adding two new features to HeinOnline!

Code of Federal Regulations

When using the Title/Part/Section Quick Locator from the CFR collection homepage to access 2015 CFR material, additional information will display in the red box indicating where the cited section was affected in the Federal Register. For example, select 2015, Title 5, Part 531:

Clicking the link will direct users to the Federal Register section in which the CFR citation is referenced:

When applicable, search results will also display a link to where a CFR section is affected:

Clicking the link results in links to each section of the Federal Register that pertain to the CFR part and a CFR Sections Affected Locator

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CFR Research Tip

CFR, Government Documents
HeinOnline Blogger

We've received some inquiries recently about finding a list of titles or parts in the Code of Federal Regulations.  Here are some quick tips for browsing and researching in the collection.

To begin, click on the Code of Federal Regulations library from your welcome screen.  You will get a search page as follows:

CFR main page

Under the Title/Part/Section Quick Locator, choose a year.

After you've selected a year, the title menu will give you a list of titles for that year.  If you choose a title, a button will appear, "Go to Title."  From here you may click on that button and bring up an entire list of Parts for that topic and year.  This is great for browsing if you know the general topic and year…

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75th Anniversary of the Code of Federal Regulations

CFR, Federal Register
Miranda Rosati

June 2013 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).  HeinOnline’s coverage of the CFR begins from the CFR’s inception in 1938, and is the only source for complete coverage of the CFR in an image-based format. 

The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations (sometimes called administrative law) published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government of the United States. The CFR is a multivolume set divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. 

Click here to view the CFR in HeinOnline (must have a subscription to HeinOnline), or click here to purchase a short-term subscription…

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Tip of the Week: Identify Legislation Leading to a Final Rule and Save Your Research Using MyHein

CFR, Federal Register, Statutes at Large, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Code
HeinOnline Blogger

This week’s tip is going to build off of our last tip of the week, How to Find Preambles in the Federal Register.  This week however, we are going to identify the other key pieces of legislation involved in this rulemaking  including the public law, CFR and US code codifications, the proposed rule and comments on the proposal, and along the way, we are going to use a MyHein account to save all of our research that led to this final rulemaking.

Watch the Tip of the Week on YouTube, or continue reading below the video for the full-text version.

So, first and foremost, we want to pull up our final rule which we know from our first tip in this series is found at 71 FR 33172. …

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Tip of the Day: How to Find a Section in the CFR

CFR, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
HeinOnline Blogger

Here is today’s Tip of the Day in honor of our Customer Appreciation Week!

If you have a specific CFR citation, you can use the CFR Citation Locator tool from the CFR home page to generate a search for the citation.   In using this tool, there are a few things you should know.  The CFR in HeinOnline is indexed to the part level, it is not indexed to the section level.  Therefore, to find a section in the CFR, you have to generate a text search for the section.  When you use the CFR citation locator tool on the CFR home page, the system will generate a full-text search for you based upon the criteria you entered for the year…

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: July 15th, HeinOnline's Code of Federal Regulations

CFR, Training
HeinOnline Blogger

Our 4th webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15th and will focus on “Using & Searching the Code of Federal Regulations” in HeinOnline. This webinar will be given at two different times; 10:00 a.m. EDT (United States & Canada) and 2:00 p.m. EDT (United States & Canada).Please click on the corresponding time below to register.

The webinar will focus on:

  • Browsing by years, titles, bindings or browsing the indexes & finding aids
  • How to quickly pull up a title…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Browse CFR Indexes and Finding Aids

CFR, Content News, Enhancements, Tips and Tricks
HeinOnline Blogger

Last week, we mentioned in our monthly announcement a number of new enhancements in HeinOnline. We would like to highlight one in particular that is a new enhancement to the CFR library.

In January, we received a feedback email from Susan Lewis-Somers at American University’s Washington College of Law. In the email, Susan suggested we add a “Browse by CFR Index” option to the CFR library in HeinOnline because; “…most users don’t know they can find the indexes at the end of the Bindings browse option.” We thought this suggestion would be a great addition to the CFR library. Thanks Susan…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Find a Presidential Proclamation or Executive Order

CFR, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Presidential Library
HeinOnline Blogger

Are you searching for an executive order or proclamation made by the president within CFR Title 3? Title 3 in the CFR lists all the presidential proclamations and executive orders for a given year in one place, making it easy to find a specific proclamation or order. You may have tried to find the Proclamations and Executive Orders using the Title and Part Quick Locator tool on the landing page in the CFR collection in HeinOnline and realized that there is no part listed for the proclamations or executive orders. Why is that? The Title and Part Quick Locator tool only displays the “parts” as they are assigned in the CFR itself. The proclamations and executive orders sections were not identified as parts and therefore they are not listed…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Using the List of Sections Affected (LSA) to Determine if a Federal Regulation is Current or to Understand the History

CFR, Federal Register, Tips and Tricks
HeinOnline Blogger

The List of CFR Sections Affected (LSA), which is available in the Federal Register Library, contains proposed, new, and amended Federal regulations that have been published in the Federal Register since the latest revision date of a CFR title. Each LSA issue contains the CFR part number, section number, its status indicating whether it was amended, confirmed, or revised, and the page number in the Federal Register where the change may be found. You can use the LSA to determine if the federal regulation you are looking at is the most current version of the regulation. You can also use the LSA to look at the history of a Federal regulation to determine if the regulation has been removed…

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