Tip of the Week: Getting Started in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

Are you new to HeinOnline? Do you have questions about the basics of HeinOnline research? Follow this guide or watch the brief video below to get started with our research platform.

Logging In


From the HeinOnline website, click the “Log In” button located in the upper right-hand corner.

Depending on the access details that accompany your subscription, log in directly or through your institution’s proxy on the page that appears.

The HeinOnline Welcome Page

Now that you’re logged in…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Sinking of the Titanic

Exploring HeinOnline, Foreign Affairs, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with a look back on the disastrous sinking of the RMS Titanic.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Documents from additional HeinOnline databases have been incorporated to supplement research materials for non-U.S. related events discussed.


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SERIAL SET

These posts have been so informative; they enable both patrons and staff to understand what the Serial Set is and how invaluable it is to all kinds of research…

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All About President Biden’s New Supreme Court Commission

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Political Science, Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order creating a bipartisan commission of 36 experts to study structural changes to the Supreme Court. The commission is comprised of legal scholars, former federal judges and practicing lawyers, and others with expertise in constitutional law, history, and political science. The panel has 180 days to complete a report on measures to improve the federal judiciary, including increasing the number of justices and term limits. In his order, Biden instructed the commission to hold public hearings on the issue and to accept testimony and submissions from other legal experts, organizations and members of the public who want to weigh in…

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Tip of the Week: How to Use the CFR Locator Tools

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Exploring HeinOnline, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. HeinOnline’s coverage of the CFR is comprehensive, containing all volumes dating back to inception in 1938. The CFR is indexed to the year, title, and part level, making content more discoverable. Users can easily retrieve specific titles, parts, and sections from within the CFR with our Quick Locator tools found on the database homepage. Watch this quick tutorial below to see how to utilize these tools, or read below for more details.

Getting Started

Title/Part/Section Quick Locator

From the CFR database homepage

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

American History, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Women's Studies
Stephanie Ruesch

The Medal of Honor is America’s highest military honor, awarded by the President in the name of Congress for extraordinary acts of valor. First presented in 1863 to the surviving Andrews Raiders, Union soldiers who volunteered to commandeer the Confederate train The General, the Medal of Honor has since been awarded more than 3,500 times. The criteria and design of the Medal has changed since 1863, and today three variants of the Medal exist: one for the Department of the Army (awarded to soldiers), one for the Department of the Navy (awarded to sailors, marines, and coast guardsmen)…

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Exploring Canadian Content in HeinOnline

Acts of the Parliament of Canada, Canada Supreme Court Reports, Exploring HeinOnline, Provincial Statutes of Canada, Revised Statutes of Canada, Training
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Are you interested in Canada’s universal health care system? Maybe you want to research the Keystone XL Pipeline. Or perhaps you want to learn about legalization of marijuana across Canada. HeinOnline’s diverse databases provide users with a base of content to meet their research needs with content from world treaties to constitutions, scholarly articles to statutes! In today’s blog, we’ll explore where users can locate important Canadian content.

Canadian Databases


1. Acts of the Parliament of Canada

With this digital collection, users can access all historical and current Acts of the Parliaments of Canada in a fully-searchable format…

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Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears ‘The Crown’

Exploring HeinOnline, Highlights in History, Law Journal Library, World Constitutions Illustrated
Stephanie Ruesch

Last week, the nominees for the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were announced, with Season 4 of the Netflix drama The Crown reigning as the Globes’ most-nominated TV series of 2021 and tying at the SAGs for the most nominations for a TV show. Along with these accolades, this season of The Crown has also brought its fair share of controversy, primarily urging from the United Kingdom’s culture secretary that Netflix add a disclaimer warning viewers that the show is fictionalized, a call that stems primarily from Season 4’s portrayal of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s tumultuous marriage; Netflix ultimately refused to add such a disclaimer…

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MyHein: A Staple for HeinOnline Researchers

Author Profile Pages, Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP), Exploring HeinOnline, MyHein, Training
Lauren Mattiuzzo

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Featuring: MyHein Personal Researching Tool


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A Power Researcher’s Best Friend

MyHein has evolved from its inception in 2008 as a bookmarking device to its present-day functionality as a multi-dimensional research tool relied upon by thousands of HeinOnline users. Throughout the years we have enhanced this tool time and time again to make your research experience a breeze. Let’s take a quick look at the various features this tool offers.

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A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down: A Brief History of Compulsory Vaccination

COVID-19, Exploring HeinOnline, Government Documents, Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Medicine, State Reports: A Historical Archive, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Supreme Court
Stephanie Ruesch

Vaccination efforts against COVID-19 are underway across the world. In the United States, two vaccines have been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for use, one developed by Moderna and one by Pfizer-BioNTech. Limitations on the amount of available doses have led the Centers for Disease Control to provide recommendations on who should be vaccinated first, but eventually the general public will be able to receive the vaccine. Its widespread availability will naturally lead to questions for both the public and for policy makers on whether vaccination against COVID-19 will be a requirement to board a plane, return to school, attend a concert…

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Researching Hein’s Uncontested Collection of U.S. Federal Legislative Histories

Exploring HeinOnline, Training, U.S. Federal Legislative History
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Free Upcoming Customer Training Session


Featuring: U.S. Federal Legislative History Library


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About the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

The U.S. Federal Legislative History Library contains thousands of titles from a number of sources, including the Government Printing Office, Arnold and Porter, Covington and Burling, Kirkland and Ellis, Van Ness Feldman, Pepper Hamilton, and more. William S. Hein & Co., Inc. also contracts with legal experts to compile and publish legislative histories on major public laws in-house. Over the past year…

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