Coming this year! Browse/Search by Subject, State or Country in the Law Journals Library

Enhancements, Law Journal Library, News
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We are letting the cat out of the bag! We are working on an enhancement for our most popular and most used HeinOnline collection, the Law Journal Library. The HeinOnline Development team is busy here behind the scenes creating subject codes for the 1,100+ Law Journal titles available in this collection. We've identified over 90 different subject areas that we will be applying to these titles. In addition to adding subject codes, we are also adding state and country codes. So now you are wondering, what are we going to do with it?

We are going to add enhancements to the search options in the Law Journal library, that will allow you to search by subject, state, or country…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Looking for a case in the U.S. Supreme Court Library?

Searching, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Supreme Court
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Are you searching for a case in the U.S. Supreme Court Library in HeinOnline? Whether it’s an older case from the 1800’s or a case from the 21st century, this tip may help you find the case you are looking for without knowing the exact representation of the case name as it appears in the publication.

In the U.S. Supreme Court Library in HeinOnline, case names appear in various formats depending upon the way it was printed in the publication. Case names may contain the Latin phrase “et al.”. Publications may display the case name with the full word, versus, or either of the abbreviations v. or vs. This can make searching for a case name tricky…

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Explanation of Cassidy Cataloguing's Future Uploads to OCLC

Cataloguing, News
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Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc. has been creating original MARC21 catalog records for HeinOnline’s World Trials Library for several months. Each month, the records are distributed to subscribing libraries to coincide with the release by HeinOnline of new content.

The portion of the World Trials Library that is currently being digitized and cataloged has been designated “Phase I”. There are roughly 1,900 titles in Phase I. Phase I is expected to be completed at the end of 2008. At that time, Cassidy Cataloguing will be uploading the catalog records to OCLC. Subscribing libraries have been given the option to have Cassidy add their 4-letter holding code to the records at the time of upload for a very small fee…

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HeinOnline is now on YouTube!

News, Training
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We are excited to announce that we are expanding our support through the creation of a HeinOnline YouTube Channel! Our YouTube Channel will host how-to videos covering a variety of topics in HeinOnline. Some videos will contain library specific instructions while other’s will include general tips or tricks that you can apply while researching in HeinOnline. Take a look at our video below for a quick introduction to this new resource and to see our YouTube Channel in action.

When reading our Blog posts, if you see a video embedded in a post with the YouTube watermark, click on the Menu button for various options. From the menu…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Looking for an Article in the Law Journals Library?

Law Journal Library, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Do you have the name and author of an article from a Law Journal, but do not know the journal name or citation and need to find it in HeinOnline? This week's tip outlines how to conduct a search for the article in 4 easy steps, starting at the Log In screen.

Do you prefer to watch a live demo of this example? If so, head over to the HeinOnline YouTube Channel where we've uploaded a how-to video. This video is featured on our YouTube home page, so all you have to do is hit play.

In this example, we're looking for the article "International Antitrust Negotiations and the False Hope of the WTO" written by Ann Bradford…

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CFR Quick Reference Guide Now Available

CFR, Searching, Training
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A Code of Federal Regulations Quick Reference Guide is now available in HeinOnline. This guide outlines the various options available for navigating this collection, from browsing to using the Title and Part Quick Locator, to searching for specific variables. If you often find yourself looking for a specific section of a part, check out the various search examples in the guide.

This guide can be accessed from the Educational Resources page or by clicking on the Resources tab inside the CFR library and then clicking on the link under the Help & Training section.

Take a look and if you have any questions, let us know! We’re happy to expand upon a search example you may have or post a how-to about it…

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Federal Register Citation Navigator Added to the CFR Library

CFR, Enhancements, Federal Register
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When researching in or browsing the Code of Federal Regulations, you may often come across citations to the Federal Register and want to link directly to the citation in the Federal Register. We’ve added an additional tool inside the Code of Federal Regulations library in HeinOnline to make it easy for you to navigate to a page in the Federal Register. This means you will now have two different methods for retrieving or linking to the page from within the CFR.

When inside the Code of Federal Regulations, you will see a Citation Navigator tab at the top of the screen. When you click on this tab, the Citation Navigator tool will load in the left menu…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Search a Specific Volume of a Title in the Legal Classics or World Trials Libraries

Legal Classics, Searching, Tips and Tricks, World Trials
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In the Legal Classics and World Trials libraries, you may come across titles that have multiple volumes. Some sets are more extensive than others, but in any case, you may want to search only a volume or two rather than search across the entire set. Thus, this week’s tip is focused on how to search a specific volume of a specific title in the Legal Classics and World Trials libraries.

For our example, we want to find references to “conspiracy” in the 17 volume set of “American State Trials; a Collection of the Important and Interesting Criminal Trials Which Have Taken Place in the United States from the Beginning of Our Government to the Present Day” written by John D…

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HeinOnline Law Journals Are Being Indexed by Google Scholar

Content News, Searching
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It’s no secret! As Due Process, WisBlawg and ZiefBrief have all reported, Google Scholar is indexing the Law Journals in HeinOnline to make the more than 1,100 titles searchable in the Google Scholar interface. The indexing is still ongoing, as Google Scholar has not fully indexed all of the titles in the Law Journal Collection as of yet. Over the next 30 days or so they should near completion of the indexing at which point the entire HeinOnline Law Journal collection will be searchable in Google Scholar.

So how does it work? Go to Google Scholar and search for a Law Journal or an article name from within a Law Journal…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Bookmark Your Search Query

Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Do you often run the same search when returning to HeinOnline for subsequent research sessions? Have you ever wanted to save a search and re-run it later to see if there are any new hits (especially after a monthly content release)? This week, we will focus on bookmarking your search query using your web browser features. This allows you to re-run a search query with the click of a mouse the next time you return to HeinOnline. Below are two short how-to videos, one illustrating this option using Firefox and the other using Internet Explorer.

For Internet Explorer Users:

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For Firefox Users:

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