New Option Available for e-TOC Alerts!

Branding, Enhancements, Miscellaneous, MyHein, What's New
Shannon Furtak

If you're already taking advantage of or you plan to set up HeinOnline branding, we have a new enhancement available that will increase the functionality of the e-TOC alerts currently available to users of the MyHein feature in HeinOnline.

If you use a proxy and provide us the prefix and (if necessary) the suffix to your proxy URL on your branding request, we can create proxy links in e-TOC alert e-mails. This will enable users accessing remotely via a proxy server to simply click on the link to access the material, instead of being redirected to the HeinOnline login page. The e-mail received containing the e-TOC alerts would now look like this:

The direct link will work from any IP authenticated system…

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Update to Subcollection Lists on Welcome Page

Enhancements, Miscellaneous, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Thanks to additional customer suggestions, we have improved upon the subcollection feature now available on the HeinOnline welcome page. From the list of Subscribed Libraries, main collections can be expanded to show any resident subcollections, thus making it faster and easier to navigate to a specific section of the library.

Any collection that has available subcollections will be noted with a plus sign:

If you click on the collection, it will expand to reveal available quick-linked subcollections:

From here, click on the subcollection that best suits your needs. The "All Titles" option will take you into the full collection:

Please note that clicking on any HeinOnline library that does not have subcollections will continue to take you directly into the library…

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New Feature: Use QR Codes on Your Smartphone or Tablet to Quickly View a Document in HeinOnline!

Enhancements, Miscellaneous, What's New
Shannon Furtak

QR (quick response) codes are mobile-device readable barcodes. They're used for encoding information in two-dimensional space, such as in a magazine or on a web page, and they are now available to make the HeinOnline document retrieval system even faster and easier. Click here for an informative video about QR codes, their uses, and the free QR code readers available for your mobile device.

If you have QR code-decoding software on your HeinOnline-authenticated smartphone or tablet, you can now quickly point the camera of your device at the HeinOnline Print/Download Options screen, and the document will be available to you instantly on your smartphone or tablet. Remember that your device will have to be authenticated to HeinOnline via username and password or IP address recognition…

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Use the Search Query Function in HeinOnline to Follow a Certain Author's Work

Miscellaneous, MyHein
Shannon Furtak

Are you following someone’s legal research, or do you want to know when your own articles are available in HeinOnline? You can use the saved search query function in HeinOnline to help you keep track of this information.

In order to be alerted when certain authors’ articles have been published or added to HeinOnline, you will first need to set up or enter your MyHein account (detailed instructions available here). The MyHein tab is located inside any HeinOnline collection toward the top of the page.

Next, from the Law Journal Library, click the Search tab, then choose Field Search. In the Author/Creator field, enter the name of the author (no quotation marks)…

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Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. – Now Available as an A-La-Carte Library!

Content News, Miscellaneous, What's New
Jackie Stanley

This new a-la-carte library is a compilation of the most important historical documents and legislation related to immigration in the United States as well as current hearings, debates and recent developments in immigration law. This is the first comprehensive database of its kind in a fully searchable format!

View Board of Immigration Appeals Precedent Decisions, legislative histories, law and policy titles, extradition titles, scholarly articles, an extensive bibliography, and other related works. Presented in HeinOnline’s research platform, the functionality of this collection will allow you to easily browse and search these different sections covering immigration law & policy in the United States all in one place!

View the complete brochure or View the official announcement

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Press Release – Hein and Fastcase Announce Publishing Partnership

Fastcase, Miscellaneous, What's New


Hein to Include Hyperlinks to Caselaw and Bad Law Bot;
Fastcase to Offer Law Reviews and Historical State Statutes and Session Laws

BUFFALO, NY and WASHINGTON, DC, July 9, 2013 – Independent legal publishers William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and Fastcase today announced a new partnership in which the companies will share complementary strengths for the benefit of their members.

Under the agreement, Hein will provide federal and state case law to HeinOnline subscribers via inline hyperlinks powered by Fastcase. In addition, Fastcase will completely integrate HeinOnline’s extensive law review and historical state statute collection in search results, with full access available to Fastcase subscribers who additionally subscribe to Hein’s law review database…

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Tip of the Week: How to Determine if a Treaty is Still in Force

Miscellaneous, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, Treaties and Agreements Library, United Nations

HeinOnline’s treaty research databases offer an easy way to determine if a treaty is still in force or if it has been terminated.  This week’s tip explores how to make this determination using both the Treaties & Agreements Treaty  Search Tool and the United Nations Treaty Series database available in HeinOnline.

Watch the Tip of the Week on YouTube, or continue reading below the video for the full-text version.

Determining if a Treaty is Still in Force in the Treaties & Agreements Library:

First, let’s look at a scenario in which the U.S. is a party to the agreement.  When the U.S. is a party to the treaty in question…

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New Video Interviews Available in Spinelli's!

Miranda Rosati

The next installment of video interviews has been added to Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf in the Oral Histories of Law Librarianship Section. The new videos include interviews with:

  • Frank Y. Liu – Professor of Law and Director, Center for Legal Information Duquesne University
  • Lolly Gasaway – Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina
  • Susan J. Lewis – Associate Director for Public Services, Pence Law Library American University
  • Rich Leiter – Professor of Law and Director of the Marvin and Virginia Schmid Law Library, University of Nebraska
  • Charlie Dyer – Retired Director of Libraries and Secretary to the Board…

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It's moving time! Limited support will be available Thursday, 4/11 at 5 p.m. EDT – Monday, 4/15


Limited support will be available during business hours beginning Thursday, April 11 at 5 p.m. EDT through Monday, April 15

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. will be moving our offices beginning on Thursday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m. EDT through Monday, April 15. During this time, we will have a limited staff available, with limited accessibility to our systems, answering the phones to assist you. Furthermore, we will be moving the HeinOnline servers during this time, which could possibly cause minimal disruptions, though it’s not likely. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 800-828-7571 or Thank you for your understanding during this move; we are looking forward to reporting to our new home on Monday…

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