ScholarCheck Now Features Cited by Cases Tool with Fastcase Premium!

FAQ, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Last week, we introduced you to the newest feature of Hein's ScholarCheck tool: the ability to view how many times an article has been accessed by other HeinOnline users in a rolling twelve-month period.

We also recently announced that the HeinOnline/Fastcase partnership has been enhanced: existing Fastcase subscribers can now synchronize their Fastcase and HeinOnline accounts at no extra cost, and customers who do not currently subscribe to Fastcase can upgrade their subscriptions to take advantage of the additional features of Fastcase Premium. To learn more about case law in HeinOnline powered by Fastcase, view the Quick Reference Guide here.

Additional features of Fastcase Premium include the ability to use ScholarCheck to view how many cases cite a particular article in HeinOnline's Law Journal Library and the option to sort search results by Number of Times Cited by Cases:

Here is a list of the 25 articles in HeinOnline cited by the most cases (Title…

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Holiday Closing: Friday, July 4, 2014

Shannon Furtak

The Hein Company will be closed Friday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Please note: HeinOnline Phone and Live Chat Support will be unavailable. Email will be monitored.

We hope you have a great weekend. We will be back in the office Monday, July 7th.

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Enhanced Discoverability of Legislative Histories in HeinOnline

Customer Suggestion, FAQ, U.S. Federal Legislative History, What's New
HeinOnline Blogger

We recently received a request to include a listing for all public laws in the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library.

HeinOnline contains the full text for hundreds of legislative histories in several HeinOnline collections.  We previously did a blog post on searching for legislative histories and the different collections in which they may be found.

Now we have made it even easier to search for Federal Legislation, by adding listings  for public laws in other collections for which we have full text to the “Browse by: Public Law No.” and “Browse by: Popular Name” lists in the U.S. Federal Legislative History homepage.

To illustrate the enhanced capabilities of this feature, we’ll do a search for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act…

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MILESTONE: HeinOnline's Law Journal Library Now Contains over 2,000 Journals!

FAQ, Law Journal Library
Shannon Furtak

When launched in May of 2000, HeinOnline contained fewer than 30 law journals! We have come a long way since then, and we are pleased to share our accomplishments with our valued customers!

Important Information about HeinOnline's Law Journal Library:

  • Contains over 2,000 journals
  • Has more than 27 million pages and over 1.4 million articles
  • Every journal in HeinOnline is available back to its inception
  • 92.5% of the journal titles are available through the most current issue or volume
  • 7.5% of the journals have an embargo of one volume or greater
  • For this small percentage of journals…

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Are You Taking Advantage of HeinOnline Branding?

Branding, FAQ
Shannon Furtak

Branding your HeinOnline account is free and allows you to display your logo on the HeinOnline Welcome Page with custom links to your online catalog, help desk or other frequently utilized resources. We have also added the capability to change the default language used for your account to Spanish through branding.


Branding also offers the option of linking to your library’s catalog for law reviews that are embargoed in HeinOnline by enabling ISSN and/or OpenURL link resolvers. If we cannot provide the full text of an article, this linking will help your users determine if material is available elsewhere in your library.




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More Information Links in HeinOnline.

FAQ, Tips and Tricks
Shay Rosati

Have you ever come across a journal volume that had an “Indexing Only” flag on it, and wondered when you’ll be able to read the full text of that particular volume in HeinOnline?  The answer is closer than you might think.  Next to every active serial publication in HeinOnline you’ll find this icon, info_icon, called the “More Information” link.  This link contains publication information about a specific title.

For example, volume 34 of  Adelaide Law Review  is listed as “Indexing Only,” which means you can view the Table of Contents for a list of the articles that are in that volume, but the full text  will be unavailable until the embargo period has passed…

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Creating Permanent Links to HeinOnline Libraries, Titles and Specific Pages

Exploring HeinOnline, FAQ
Shannon Furtak

It’s easy to create permanent links to HeinOnline libraries, titles, and even a specific page of a document for cataloging, researching and referencing purposes.

Creating Links for HeinOnline Libraries

To create a link for a HeinOnline library, right-click on the collection from the list of subscribed libraries on the Welcome Screen and choose Copy Link Location in Firefox, Copy Shortcut in Internet Explorer, Copy Link Address in Chrome, or Copy Link in Safari, and then paste the link accordingly. It’s also possible to copy the link from the address bar from any collection’s homepage; for example…

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How to find House and Senate Reports in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, FAQ, Searching, U.S. Federal Legislative History
Shannon Furtak

Are you looking for a particular House or Senate report in HeinOnline, possibly to help determine the legislative intent behind a law? Depending on the information you have, there are different ways to search for these reports, which are almost always going to be located inside a compiled legislative history.

The best and fastest way to find out if a House or Senate report is available in HeinOnline is to determine whether a compiled legislative history for the public law associated with the report is included in the database. For instance, if you are looking for House Report Number 106-778 from the 106th Congress, second session and you know that it pertains to Public Law Number 106-523

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Throwback Thursday: HeinOnline Then and Now

Shannon Furtak

Exactly 14 years ago today, on May 1, 2000, HeinOnline was launched to the library community! The database has grown exponentially since then and is now available in more than 3,200 locations in over 175 countries. HeinOnline is the world’s largest image-based legal research collection and contains more than nine centuries of legal history. In order to see how far we’ve come, let’s take a look back to where we began.

In 2000, there were 270,000 total images, and the content consisted only of law journals. The interface looked like this:



HeinOnline images looked like this:


HeinOnline grew rapidly over the next few years and was recognized for its achievements with several prestigious awards…

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U.S. Federal Legislative Histories and Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories in HeinOnline

FAQ, U.S. Federal Legislative History
Shannon Furtak

Are you conducting research on a particular public law or federal statute? HeinOnline’s U.S. Federal Legislative History Library and several a-la-carte collections contain a combined total of over 1,000 compiled legislative histories. Thanks to our friends at Arnold & Porterwe have added several hundred legislative histories since August of 2013 and will continue to add hundreds more within the next few months.

Compiled legislative histories are comprised of documents that are produced by Congress as a bill is introduced, studied and debated. These legislative documents are often used by attorneys, researchers and courts to help determine the intent behind a law or to clarify ambiguous statutory language. All domestic HeinOnline Core packages include the U.S…

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