Incredible Content Additions and Two New Features

Citations, Content News, Enhancements, U.S. Code
Shannon Furtak

We are committed to regularly increasing the value of a HeinOnline subscription. Each month, we add hundreds of thousands of pages of new content to existing collections. We also strive to improve our users' legal research experience by enhancing existing features and developing new tools. Here's a summary of major content included in the January release:

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Check out January's Featured Collection: It's Definitely Time for Another Look

ALI, Enhancements, HeinOnline, What's New
Shannon Furtak

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States which produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute consists of lawyers, judges, and law professors; it drafts, discusses, and publishes Restatements & Principles of the Law, model statutes, and more. These publications are enormously influential in courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

ALI and HeinOnline

HeinOnline's American Law Institute Library includes:

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National Survey of State Laws: New Edition and Database Now Available!

Content News, Enhancements, Exploring HeinOnline, National Survey of State Laws, What's New
Shannon Furtak

We are excited to announce the release of both a new edition and a database version of Richard Leiter's award-winning publication, National Survey of State Laws.

The seventh edition of National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. The book and the database are presented in chart format, and both versions allow users to make state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. Use the database version of this title to search the content and metadata, or to browse laws either by category or by topic. Compare only certain states' laws, or view laws as they appear in the current edition compared to the two previous editions. 

Selecting a law from either the list of categories or the list of laws from the collection homepage will produce an easy-to-use comparison chart…

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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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Infographic: An Overview of an Incredible Year

Content News, Enhancements, HeinOnline, What's New
Shannon Furtak

It's difficult to believe another year has passed. Please take a look at the infographic below for an overview of what we accomplished this year. As always, we couldn't have done it without the support and feedback of our users! From the HeinOnline family to yours, a big thank you we wish everyone a wonderful New Year!

2015 HOL Year in Review

For more information on new collections and feature enhancements covered in the infographic, please review our blog posts and our help page. For help searching and navigating in HeinOnline, contact our dedicated support team at (800) 277-6995…

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Enhancements to HeinOnline's Session Laws Library

Enhancements, Functionality, Session Laws, What's New
Shannon Furtak

In late August, we blogged about the addition of chapter and act indexing to the Session Laws Library. In the first phase of this ambitious project, we are indexing the last 10 years for all 50 states, plus adding indexing to all new session laws added to HeinOnline. In the next stage of the project we will index the session laws of all 50 states for the previous 10 years before that (1995-2004).

The first phase of chapter and act indexing for 2005-current has been completed for the following states:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

We have also moved the Chapter portion of the Session Laws Quick Locator tool to a more prominent location on the Session Laws Library homepage:

This tool is also now available from all state pages:

For volumes which have the chapter and act-level indexing…

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Enhancements to ScholarCheck

ALI, Citations, Enhancements, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

November was an extremely busy month for our development team! In addition to these previously-announced new features, we have two ScholarCheck enhancements to report.

American Law Institute's Restatements of the Law

Citations from Restatements of the Law will now light up as inline hyperlinks. Look for these citations to be highlighted in blue:

Clicking the hyperlink will direct the user to the section referenced in the citation:

Restatement citations will also appear as inline hyperlinks in Fastcase documents:

ScholarCheck Icon and Auto-Display of Statistics

We are pleased to welcome the return of the ScholarCheck icon…

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Important Enhancement to the U.S. Supreme Court Library

Content News, Enhancements, U.S. Supreme Court, What's New
Shannon Furtak

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with a fantastic organization: HeinOnline's U.S. Supreme Court Library now links to Oyez!

Oyez is a free law project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. It's a multimedia archive dedicated to making Supreme Court case law available to everyone. The website offers transcript-synchronized and searchable audio, easily understandable case summaries, illustrated decision information, and opinions. Oyez also has detailed information on current and past Supreme Court justices and offers a panoramic tour of the Supreme Court building.

To access Oyez linking from HeinOnline, simply enter the U.S. Supreme Court Library and either search for or navigate to your desired case…

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Two Major HeinOnline Enhancements

Cite-Checking, Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Law Journal Library, What's New
Shannon Furtak

November’s content release is available in HeinOnline, and we’re excited to announce two new features!

Page Scrolling

Our users asked for it, and our developers have now integrated page scrolling into HeinOnline! From any page view screen, simply use your mouse’s scroll wheel to scroll through the document:

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Users can continue to use the arrows both above and below the page image, as well as the keyboard’s arrow keys, to page through material in HeinOnline. The highlighted section indicator will move with you as you scroll or page through documents.
New Citation Feature

Click the Cite button located above the Table of Contents to retrieve multiple citation formats for a document: