HeinOnline App Featured as Top Legal Research Tool!

App, Hot Topic News, Miscellaneous
Shannon Furtak

If you haven’t downloaded the HeinOnline App for your iOS device yet, you’re missing out on an excellent research tool. According to websites like Legal Productivity, US News, and Law Technology News, the HeinOnline App is consistently included among the best and most useful apps to aid with your legal research. Join the nearly 6,800 users who have taken advantage of this resource!

The HeinOnline App features the ability to view image-based PDFs, access content by citation, browse by volume, quickly navigate to a page using the electronic table of contents, and use the full advanced search tool available in HeinOnline. In order to use the app, you must be authenticated to HeinOnline with your iDevice:


Click the IP Authentication button if your organization’s wireless network is IP authenticated to HeinOnline…

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Quick Reference Search Help Box Now Available!

Customer Suggestion, Miscellaneous, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Thanks to a great suggestion from Gregory Ivy, Associate Director of the Underwood Law Library at Southern Methodist University, we have improved our Search Help links on both the HeinOnline Welcome Page and from inside any HeinOnline collection. From the Welcome Page, click the Search Help link directly under the search bar:

This will display a convenient pop-up menu of the proper search syntax to use in any search box in HeinOnline:

From inside the Law Journal Library (or any HeinOnline collection), simply click the Search tab, and choose Search Help:

The feedback we receive from our valued customers is welcomed and helps us continually improve HeinOnline…

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Congressional Hearings in HeinOnline

Miscellaneous, U.S. Congressional Documents
Shannon Furtak

Congressional Hearings, the principal formal method by which Congressional committees collect and analyze information in the early stages of legislative policy-making, are available in HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents Library. Two years ago this month, HeinOnline debuted this collection with 6,000 hearings and 1 million pages; it now has over 27,000 hearings and 6 million pages available, with hundreds more hearings being added each month! This library also includes the prestigious legislative history collections of both Arnold & Porter and Covington & Burling.

We offer a simple way to efficiently locate specific hearings with our Congressional Hearings Quick Finder. For example, if you are looking for the senate hearing from April 10…

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Adding Notes in MyHein

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Did you know that you can add notes to your saved Search Queries, Bibliographies and eTOCs in your MyHein account?

This feature in MyHein enables you to create comments for saved searches, saved bookmarks and eTOC alerts.   These notes will also appear on all future email updates.  To use this feature, log into your MyHein account.  (If you have not already created a MyHein account, you may do so, but following the instructions in our MyHein brochure.


To add a note, click on “Add/Edit”

A box will appear that will permit you to enter a note for your search results, eToc, or bibliography.

Now the note will appear in your MyHein search query.…

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CRS Reports in HeinOnline

Content News, Miscellaneous, What's New
Shannon Furtak

The Congressional Research Service is a division of the Library of Congress responsible for conducting research and analyses on a wide range of national policy issues, ultimately generating reports of their findings.  While there is not currently one comprehensive source for all Congressional Research Service Reports, HeinOnline has accumulated a  collection of over 880 reports.

CRS Reports are located in both the Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II and History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III libraries. From either library's homepage, you will find collections of these reports in the list of available titles:

Click here to view the taxation CRS Reports…

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HeinOnline Featured in February Issue of AALL Spectrum

Miscellaneous, Press Release
Jackie Stanley

This month’s issue of the AALL Spectrum includes an article about the creation of HeinOnline. The article is written Joe Gerken titled, The Invention of HeinOnline, and is based on interviews with President Kevin Marmion, Senior Vice President Dan Rosati and Cornell IT Specialist Rich Marisa. The article chronicles the development of HeinOnline and highlights some of the reasons for HeinOnline’s success.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“Hein was uniquely placed to build a digital law journal library. Upon purchasing Fred Rothman Co. in 1998, Hein had become the largest American distributor of print law journals, with more than 700 titles. There were also intangibles. Since its inception in 1961, Hein had focused on law libraries…

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Parallel Case Law Citations

Case Law, Fastcase, Miscellaneous, What's New
Miranda Rosati

Case Law is now available on HeinOnline powered by Fastcase and available to all HeinOnline Core Subscribers! Have you checked this out yet? If not and you are a core subscriber, you can do so now.

You may have noticed parallel citations showing as you view case law in HeinOnline. Since cases or judicial opinions can be published by more than one publisher, the case name may be followed by one or more parallel citations. The official reporter is provided by the publisher with which the court has contracted to publish the reports; any other citation is called unofficial. It is acceptable to cite either the official or unofficial versions as the text of the opinions will be the same…

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HeinOnline: 2013 in Review

Company Info, Enhancements, Miscellaneous, News
Jackie Stanley

2013 was a huge year for HeinOnline, and we have so much to look forward to in 2014!

11,494,955 pages were added to HeinOnline this year – helping us reach more than 100 million pages of content! We added three new a-la-carte libraries, one new core library, thousands of Congressional Hearings, and much more. We’ve partnered with Fastcase to offer core subscribers access to federal and state case law, integrated a Spanish language interface, revamped our welcome page, and made many more enhancements!


We reached a huge milestone in 2013 – more than 100 million pages of content in HeinOnline!

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Enhancements to HeinOnline Welcome Page

Enhancements, Miscellaneous, What's New
Miranda Rosati

Welcome Page Revamped to Make Searching More User-Friendly!

We have created a new HeinOnline Welcome page (https://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome). This new page functions exactly the same as it did previously but is now laid out in a more user-friendly display and gives you a new option for searching. From the top of the page, you now see tabs indicating the different options available for searching and navigating HeinOnline, which include: Full Text Search, Catalog Search, Citation Navigator, Fastcase, and MyHein. Use the options in the following ways:

  • Full Text Search – Previously labeled as Search All Subscribed Collections, this box allows you to search the full text, title, or author across all your subscribed libraries…

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January 2014 Trivia

Miscellaneous, Where in the World is Hein
Miranda Rosati

Following is the January 2014 Trivia Contest:

Steve Roses recently went back to his hometown and visited The Wayside Inn (made famous in a poem by Longfellow). At the historic Wayside Inn campus is this Grist Mill. In what town is this located?



E-mail your guess to marketing@wshein.com by January 27, 2014. If you submit the correct answer to the question asked above, you’ll be entered to win a “Where in the World is Hein” t-shirt! Be sure to include your name, organization or institution, and your mailing address. We’ll announce the winner in a follow-up blog post and in the monthly HeinOnline Newsletter…

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