U.S. Federal Agency Library coming in this month's release!

Content News
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The first section of the much anticipated U.S. Federal Agency Library will be available with the December Content release. The U.S. Federal Agency Library is a complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States’ most important government institutions. This case law, also known as decision law, is the body of reported judicial opinions that are published by each agency and thereby become precedent and the basis for future decisions. The initial content release will include the following titles:

  • Administrative Decisions under Immigration and Nationality Laws – v. 1-23 (1940-2006)
  • Surface Transportation Board Reports. Decisions of the Surface Transportation Board of the United States – v…

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New Search & Browse Capabilities in Legal Classics Collection

Enhancements, Legal Classics, Searching
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Looking for a “Classic” from tens or even hundreds of years ago that has to do with Transportation or Constitutional Law or another subject of interest? We’ve made it easier to find a Classics title, by providing the ability to browse by subject or search by subject in the Legal Classics collection. In building this capability, we identified over 70 subjects that classify the content of the titles. We then related every title to at least one subject and in many cases multiple depending upon the title’s content. The browsing and searching capabilities are further defined below.

Browse by Subject:

Select “By Subject” under the browse options found on the Resources tab to display the list of subjects…

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HeinOnline’s Tip of the Week: Get a permanent link to a title

Tips and Tricks
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For those of you who manage cataloguing, reference a title often, or simply need to bookmark a title for use later on, here’s a tip outlining where to get the permanent link to the title. For our example, we’ll use the title “Modern Law Review” from the journals collection.

There are a few different places from which you can obtain the URL to a title in HeinOnline. From any of these locations, which are outlined below, you can right click on the title and select either “copy shortcut” (IE) or “copy link location” (Firefox), or another similar prompt as is applicable to your browser. You can then paste the link wherever you need to; whether into a cataloguing tool or where required when using your browser’s bookmarking features…

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Training Sessions – what would you like to see?

Miscellaneous
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We are excited to announce that after the new year, we will be offering online training sessions for HeinOnline subscribers. These interactive training sessions will present an opportunity for you to learn more about the various features in HeinOnline. In an effort to develop sessions that will address your questions and allow us to tailor the content to your needs, we’d like to request your input and suggestions for content that you’d like to see covered. We encourage you to submit your feedback by posting a comment here on the blog or send us an email. Session duration will be 15-30 minutes depending upon the content being covered. Your thoughts and ideas are important to us…

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Highlighted Search Terms to be Available in All HeinOnline Collections

Enhancements
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By the end of this month, the HeinOnline development team will complete the application of highlighting search terms across the entire collection of 31 million pages in HeinOnline. This further enhances the search functionality of the site by locating and highlighting your search word or phrase within the text on the image-based page, thus ending the days of scanning the entire page(s) to find your search terms in the results.

This feature has also been further developed to return more defined highlighting results when searching for a phrase. When conducting a full-text phrase search, words will only be highlighted if they appear as part of the “phrase”. Independent occurrences of any of the words making up the phrase will not be highlighted…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week

Tips and Tricks
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Navigate quickly between cited material in HeinOnline

Maximize your research time and cross reference various titles in HeinOnline by using the “Citations on Page” feature in the page toolbar. With this feature, HeinOnline connects more than 16 million pages of Law Journals allowing for an integrated research approach. It also brings together the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations and Statutes at Large; as well as other material in HeinOnline.

When browsing a title in HeinOnline, select the “Citations on Page” option from the page toolbar at any time when viewing a page. This will look for all citations in the text of the page that you are viewing and highlight the citations in blue…

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Live Support Feature Now Available

Enhancements
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To further support your experience in HeinOnline, we are now offering a live support feature for users to seek immediate help from a HeinOnline Support representative. This feature allows you to talk live with one of our representatives via a secure chat room, and get quick answers to your questions without having to wait for a reply email or pick up the phone and call us. This is accessible through the “Help” button found in the upper right hand corner, on the welcome screen, and in the technical and training sections of the home page.

Look for the Live Help icon on any of these screens to initiate a chat with our support team or email us when we are unavailable…

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New Congressional Record Daily To Bound Locator – Coming Soon!

Enhancements, U.S. Congressional Documents
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We would like to extend a note of gratitude to Phil Berwick from Washington University St. Louis for his input regarding the new U.S. Congressional Documents page locator feature. Based upon his recommendation, we are adding an additional tool that will allow you to quickly locate a page from the Congressional Record Daily within the Bound Volume. This tool will be available under Collection Resources to all subscribers of the U.S. Congressional Documents collection.

You will be able to locate the corresponding page in the Congressional Record Bound Volume by selecting a date or using a citation from the Congressional Record Daily. With the initial release, this tool will provide coverage between 1994-2003 and we are committed to take it as far back as necessary…

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Hein named to the 2007 EContent 100 List

News
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William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is proud to announce our recent inclusion in the 2007 EContent 100 list, “a list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry.” The EContent 100 list represents the best and brightest digital content companies as selected by a dozen judges. We are excited to join other prominent companies, such as Google, IBM, Microsoft and Apple, which are also on this list.

EContent is a magazine that is dedicated to one of the most essential commodities any business has to offer – content. This magazine delivers essential research, reporting, news, and analysis of content related issues. Visit their website at http://www.econtentmag.com/ for more information.

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week

Tips and Tricks
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How do I print a screen in HeinOnline that is not an image-based page?

Here’s a tip on how to optimize your printing results when you are printing a screen within HeinOnline that is not a PDF or image-based page from within a title. There could be several scenarios in which you may wish to print a page that is not image-based. Some examples include, printing the volume contents within a title from the index page, printing a title’s table of contents, printing search results, or printing out your search history for later reference.
To print a page or screen that is not image-based, click on the printer friendly button in the top right corner of the screen…

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