HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Search Across a Specific Day in the Federal Register

Federal Register, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Are you looking for references to a specific rule, notice, presidential document or regulation from a specific day in the Federal Register? This weeks tip will focus on how to build a quick search that allows you to target your search to a single day within the Federal Register.

Back in February, we posted a tip that explained how to narrow your search to a specific date and page. Click here to read this post. This weeks tip takes a different approach, as it uses another shortcut that will allow you to narrow your search to the specific day using the “coverage” field in the advanced search option.

In building a search, we can use the “coverage” field to narrow our results to a specific day…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Find a Presidential Proclamation or Executive Order

CFR, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Presidential Library
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Are you searching for an executive order or proclamation made by the president within CFR Title 3? Title 3 in the CFR lists all the presidential proclamations and executive orders for a given year in one place, making it easy to find a specific proclamation or order. You may have tried to find the Proclamations and Executive Orders using the Title and Part Quick Locator tool on the landing page in the CFR collection in HeinOnline and realized that there is no part listed for the proclamations or executive orders. Why is that? The Title and Part Quick Locator tool only displays the “parts” as they are assigned in the CFR itself. The proclamations and executive orders sections were not identified as parts and therefore they are not listed…

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National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) is Now Available!

Content News, NCCUSL
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HeinOnline is pleased to offer a new a-la-carte library, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL)! With the NCCUSL collection you can access and search the full text of all Model Acts drafted, recommended or endorsed by the Conference. The source of more than 250 uniform acts, the NCCUSL has drafted and proposed acts in subject areas such as commercial law, real estate, alternate dispute resolution, domestic relations law, and more.

The NCCUSL in HeinOnline contains the following titles:

  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws – Archive Publications
  • Handbook of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and Proceedings of the Annual Conference Meeting…

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Scholarly Approach to Social Indexing: HeinOnline Takes it to the Next Level

Enhancements, Law Journal Library, ScholarCheck, Tips and Tricks
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How? Sort Law Journal Search Results by the Number of Times an Article is Cited

Last month we introduced HeinOnline's concept of social indexing in the scholarly arena. We got a great response to this enhancement and received a great deal of feedback from our customers. The biggest question was, "Now that we can view the overall impact, can we sort our results by the number of times the articles are cited? We want to be able to see the most cited articles first!"

We are pleased to inform you, that the addition of the "CitedBy" feature has opened even more doors for HeinOnline, and now allows you to do just that…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Are you looking for the legislative history of a bill?

Tips and Tricks, U.S. Federal Legislative History
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Are you trying to determine the legislative history of the Consumer Product Safety Act or the Investment Advisors Act of 1940? HeinOnline offers you three sources for compiled legislative histories, all of which can be found in the U.S. Federal Legislative History library. The first source is full text legislative histories. HeinOnline contains more than 1,000 full-text legislative histories.  Secondly, Nancy P. Johnson’s Sources of Compiled Legislative History Database. We transformed Johnson’s print publication into a searchable database, making it easy for you to search for a compilation by public law number, public law name or popular name.  The third item is the Legislative Reference Checklist.

Let’s take a look at an example to illustrate how to find the legislative history of a bill…

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New Double Sided "HeinOnline Quick Start Guide" Available

Miscellaneous, Training
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Do you have a HeinOnline training session coming up that you are hosting? Or do you often have new users inquiring about getting started in HeinOnline? We recently developed a brief 2-page quick start guide that outlines the basics of using HeinOnline. It includes how-to information regarding logging in, finding a publication title, pulling up a citation, search options, and using the page toolbar to browse the pages of a publication. This makes a great cheat sheet or handout for new users and helps to familiarize them with the database. This new guide is available at https://heinonline.org/HeinDocs/GettingStartedinHOL.pdf.


This guide, as well as all other HeinOnline training guides can be downloaded from the HeinOnline Wiki at https://heinonline.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

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HeinOnline's United Nations Law Collection is Now Available!

Content News, United Nations
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Through an arrangement with the United Nations, HeinOnline is pleased to introduce its latest addition, the United Nations Law Collection. The United Nations Law Collection presents exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series, the Statement of Treaties and International Agreements, International Court of Justice, Reports of Judgments Advisory Opinions and Orders, Reports of International Arbitral Awards and more!

HeinOnline’s United Nations Law Collection provides convenient finding aids accessible directly from HeinOnline’s United Nations Landing Page. The finding aids will allow you to:

  • Pull up the full text of a United Nations Treaty by inserting the UNTS citation.
  • Search for a United Nations Treaty by treaty/registration number…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Find and Search Across a Specific Document in the Restatements of the Law in the American Law Institute Library

ALI, Tips and Tricks
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Do you have a specific term that you are searching for within a specific document in a Restatement in the American Law Institute Library? Or do you wish to narrow your search across a specific subset of documents? HeinOnline’s American Law Institute collection contains several Preliminary Drafts, Council Drafts, Tentative Drafts, and Proposed Final Drafts as part of its Restatements of the Law section. You may find it helpful to narrow your search to look across just tentative drafts or just proposed final drafts within a specific Restatement. This week’s tip/shortcut is going to illustrate how to build a search that allows you to focus on one of these specific subsets of documents.

To begin our example…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Find & Search Across Vol. 68A – Internal Revenue Code of 1954 in the U.S. Statutes at Large

Statutes at Large, Tips and Tricks
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Are you looking for Vol. 68A -Internal Revenue Code of 1954 in the U.S. Statutes at Large? Do you have a specific term you are searching for? If so, this week’s tip will guide you through the process of browsing to the volume and subsequently browsing the pages. We will also illustrate how to search across just the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 for specific terms.

Browsing to Vol. 68A – Internal Revenue Code of 1954:

First, let’s focus on locating the volume from within the U.S. Statutes at Large library. From the U.S. Statutes at Large collection home page, click on “United States Statutes at Large” under Browse Options.

Then scroll through the list of volumes until you see Volume 68A and click on 68A…

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Cassidy Marc Records for HeinOnline's Law Journal Library are Finally Here!

Miscellaneous
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Cassidy Cataloguing is now offering full high-quality MARC Records for HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library. All records are emailed for easy loading into your institution’s OPAC or sent via FTP if preferred. Cassidy offers free customer service and no-charge customization (including any necessary proxy information) for any records collection. Complete MARC Records are available from Cassidy and include more than 1,100 journal titles from the following journal collections:

  • American Bar Association Journals
  • Core U.S./Most Cited Law Journals
  • Criminal Justice Journals
  • Intellectual Property Journals
  • Most-Cited Journals
  • International & Non-U.S. Law Journals – Available Soon!
  • Kluwer International Law Journals
“You asked for it…

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