Research Trending Legal Topics in HeinOnline

Access, Exploring HeinOnline, FAQ, Hein Blog, ScholarCheck
Bonnie Hein



HeinOnline's ScholarCheck is a series of tools which help researchers locate and access related material  from inside HeinOnline and via Fastcase. ScholarCheck also keeps track of the number of times articles are cited by other articles and cases. One of the more recent metrics tracked by ScholarCheck is the number of times articles have been accessed within a rolling 12-month period by other HeinOnline users. The HeinOnline development team recently ran a report of the articles which had the greatest increase in the number of times accessed between January 2016 and now, and some trending topics are discussed below.

Peer-to-Peer Marketplace

Companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb continue to grow the peer-to-peer marketplace addressing ride-sharing…

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Mandatory Overtime Pay

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Exploring HeinOnline, FAQ, Federal Register, Government Documents, Hein Blog, Navigating, ScholarCheck, Searching, U.S. Federal Legislative History
Bonnie Hein

On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III issued a preliminary injunction denying the U.S. Department of Labor's new regulation to extend mandatory overtime pay. Under the  regulation, workers who earn less than $47,476 per year and work more than 40 hours per week would have received mandatory overtime pay beginning December 1, 2016.

The Department of Labor's new guidelines applied to an estimated 4.2 million workers and would have doubled the maximum salary workers were allowed to earn and still be eligible for overtime pay, previously updated in 2004.

In anticipation of the December 1st deadline, many businesses have already increased salaries for employees who fall into this category in order to avoid paying the mandatory overtime…

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HeinOnline's Updated Interface: Top 5 FAQs

Enhancements, Exploring HeinOnline, FAQ
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline's updated interface has been available for more than two months, and feedback from our users has been overwhelmingly positive! Below are the top five inquiries our support team has received from customers since the interface was released on August 11.

1. Where is the citation navigator?

HeinOnline has a universal citation navigator located on the Welcome Page:

Users can enter a citation into this box to access material; if a user is unsure of the citation format, the Citation Format Guide link is directly beneath the search bar.

If a collection-specific citation navigator is available within a library, clicking the citation tab will display a Citation Navigator link beneath the search bar…

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Cite Checking in HeinOnline

Citations, FAQ, HeinOnline
Benjamin Boron

In December of 2013, HeinOnline partnered with Fastcase to bring case law to HeinOnline subscribers free of charge! Because of this partnership, HeinOnline users have access to additional primary research sources, and are able to use both primary and secondary research materials without leaving the database.

Case law powered by Fastcase includes access to Fastcase's negative treatment indicator, called Bad Law Bot. This indicator displays a red flag on cases that courts have treated negatively (i.e., reversed or overruled on any grounds):

For users who have synchronized their existing Fastcase accounts with HeinOnline, or have upgraded their subscription to include Fastcase Premium

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How to Quickly Find a Publication or an Article in HeinOnline

FAQ, Law Journal Library, Searching, Tips and Tricks
Shannon Furtak

Two of the most frequently asked questions our HeinOnline Support Team receives are:

1. How do I know if I have access to a publication in HeinOnline?
2. How do I locate an article in the Law Journal Library?

Locate/Access a Title

The easiest way to find out if a title is available in HeinOnline and the collection in which it resides is by using the Catalog Search tab from the Welcome Page:

Enter the title and change the drop-down menu to Publication Title, and then click search. Titles that meet your search criteria will appear in the results…

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Book It to HeinOnline

Kaylyn Zurawski

This post originally appeared on the Hein Blog Tuesday, December  9th, 2014:

The 35,567 Reasons You Should Start Your Research in HeinOnline

With over 21,000 legal treatises in its collection, The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises has been one of the leaders in the digital legal research industry. Its coverage spans over 3 centuries and includes more than 14 million pages. The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises offers you the ability to study a range of both American and British Law, making it a truly great collection. But wait. Did you know that HeinOnline has more than 27 million pages encompassing over 9 centuries of legal history…

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Score Great Results with the HeinOnline Hat Trick and ScholarRank!

FAQ, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

One of our main goals at HeinOnline is not only to provide an incredible collection of historical and current documents, but also to offer legal scholars an innovative and thorough research experience. Several enhancements that we've made over the past few months join together to create the HeinOnline Hat Trick. We have also developed a ranking system for articles that are frequently accessed and heavily cited by both articles and cases, and we are calling this system ScholarRank. These new features are part of HeinOnline's ScholarCheck, a set of tools which compiles the most-cited journals and authors, displays the number of articles and cases that cite the current article…

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AALL 2014 Recap

Shannon Furtak

We hope everyone who attended the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in San Antonio had as wonderful an experience as we did!

Hein Team

In case you weren’t able to attend the conference, or you missed our update sessions, here’s a quick summary of what HeinOnline has been up to over the past 12 months:

  • We partnered with Fastcase in 2013 to bring case law to HeinOnline core subscribers at no additional charge! Users are able to pull full-text case law into HeinOnline by entering a case citation into the Fastcase tab’s citation box or by clicking inline hyperlinks inside HeinOnline documents. We proudly shared the 2014 AALL Best New Product Award with Fastcase for this partnership…

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Search for a Title with a Question Mark

HeinOnline Blogger

How do you search for a title that contains a question mark?

Question marks are used as wildcards in HeinOnline searches. This means that typically if you perform a search using a question mark, HeinOnline will look for variations of a single character.  (For more information on wild card searches, click here.)

This use as a wildcard affects normal searching. So if you have a title with a question mark, put the whole title in quotation marks to get the intended results.

For example, let’s search for Rhode Island Nurse Practitioners: Are They Legally Practicing Medicine Without a License?

If we search for this without using quotation marks:

We get no matching search results; however if we put the search in quotation marks…

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Important Notice Regarding Searching in HeinOnline

Shannon Furtak

Please be advised that we are experiencing an intermittent searching problem in HeinOnline that is causing a very small percentage (less than 0.05%) of search queries to result in an error message.

We have made it our priority to correct this issue and will be working diligently until the problem has been resolved.

In the meantime, HeinOnline Support Representatives are available to assist you if your research is affected by this problem. Please e-mail, call (800) 277-6995, or chat with us.

We apologize for this inconvenience and will immediately advise when this issue has been resolved.

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