Recap of May's Content Release: New Content & Improved Features

Content News, Enhancements
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What can you expect with today’s monthly content release? We are releasing 800,000+ pages of new content, bringing HeinOnline to more than 38 million pages! We added 99 new World Trials and 23 new Legal Classics titles this month. Also, Statutes of the Realm, volumes 1-11 (1225-1713) are now available in the English Reports library. New additions to the Law Journal Library include Criminal Law Quarterly, volumes 1-49 (1958-2005) and Taxes: The Tax Magazine, volumes 1-82 (1923-2004). For a complete recap of content released this month, click here.

In addition to the new content released, we also released improvements to some of HeinOnline’s features, as outlined below.

Searchable PDF’s:
The following libraries have been converted to searchable PDF’s: English Reports…

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The HeinOnline Cataloguing Aid Now Has a Cumulative File for the Legal Classics MARC Records

Cataloguing, News
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As of the April 2008 release, a cumulative file containing MARC records for all titles in the HeinOnline Legal Classics Library is available. This single file is comprehensive and includes records for all titles since the initial release of the Legal Classics Library in April 2005. The cumulative file will be updated with each monthly content release in addition to the individual shipment files. This now provides you with two different options for updating your records.

The cumulative MARC file is available for download from the Legal Classics Library Cataloging Aid page at http://washburnlaw.edu/heinonline/lcl/; see the bottom of the right-side navigation under the heading “All Legal Classics MARC Records”.

Cataloging for the Legal Classics Library is made available in cooperation with staff at Washburn University School of Law Library…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Search in the Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories Database

Tips and Tricks, U.S. Federal Legislative History
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The U.S. Federal Legislative History library in HeinOnline is made up of three parts. The first part of the collection includes more than 1000 full-text compiled Legislative Histories. For details on searching a full-text compiled legislative history, take a look at How to Find a Specific Document within a Compiled Federal Legislative History.

The second part of the collection is a database in which the sources of several legislative histories have been compiled and presented. The Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories Database is derived from the loose-leaf publication Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books by Nancy P. Johnson, Law Librarian and Professor of Law Georgia State University College of Law…

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Congressional Record to be Completed by End of June

Content News, U.S. Congressional Documents
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With only 24 volumes left to be added to HeinOnline, we are pleased to announce that the Congressional Record bound volumes will be completed by the end of June! This is a tremendous effort and we are very excited to be able to offer this to you. For the first time ever, you will have access to the complete printed chronicle of debates, proceedings and speeches of the United States Congress dating back to its first year of publication in 1873. We are proud to announce that this is something that only HeinOnline currently offers the legal research community. You will be able to access the complete and accurate accounts of congressional matters for the last 135 years!

Click here for more information about the Congressional Documents collection…

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Now You Can Preview Searchable PDF's in HeinOnline

Enhancements, News, Searching
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If you are a subscriber to the English Reports library, you can preview searchable PDF’s in HeinOnline. So you might ask, how do searchable PDF’s work and how are they different from the PDF’s we have now in HeinOnline? The PDF’s that are currently available for download in HeinOnline are image based PDF pages. This means that if you download an article in PDF format and open it in your PDF reader, you are not able to use the search features within your PDF reader to look for words or terms. By converting content in HeinOnline to the new searchable PDF format, we are adding a layer of text behind the image-based page. This will then allow you to use the search function in your PDF reader to search across the PDF…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Using the Quick Search Option

Searching, Tips and Tricks
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There are several search options in HeinOnline, including the Field Search, Advanced Search and the Quick Search options. We are going to focus on the Quick Search option this week to explain how it works, what it queries, and how to build a search query. It’s important to note that the syntax that can be used in the quick search box will vary by collection depending upon the meta-data available for each collection. To access the Quick Search option, open a collection from the Welcome page and click on the Search tab in the top left corner of the screen. This will load your search options for that collection in the left navigation menu. The first option you see is the Quick Search…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Search for a specific date, page number, and term in the Congressional Record

Searching, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents
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We have modified the search fields in the U.S. Congressional Documents collection to allow you to add a specific date to your search query using a section date field. This is especially helpful when searching the Congressional Record. This will allow you to search on a specific date and/or a specific page for a word or a term. To illustrate this, let’s search for the Senate Amendment to H.R. 4986 on page 26099 as it appeared in the House of Representatives proceedings on November 14, 2000.

When searching for a specific date using the Section Date field, you must enter the date in the following format: MM/DD/YYYY (i.e. 11/14/2000).

First, if you want to see everything that took place on November 14th…

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HeinOnline is Celebrating 8 Years This Month!

News
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HeinOnline was launched 8 years ago in May of 2000. With your ongoing feedback and support, HeinOnline continues to grow and develop into a powerful legal research tool. Take a look at HeinOnline then and HeinOnline now, and the transformation over the past 8 years. Enjoy!

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MPEP, Full Coverage Now Available in HeinOnline

Content News, MPEP
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We are pleased to announce that HeinOnline now offers complete coverage of the MPEP, Manual of Patent Examining Procedure. This can be found in the Intellectual Property Law Journal Library, or it can be accessed from your list of subscribed libraries.

We would like to give a special Thank You to all of you who supported this effort through your contribution of materials. It is with your tremendous help that we were able to fill in the gaps and are now able to offer it in it’s entirety in HeinOnline.

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to find a Public Law Prior to the 57th Congress

Searching, Statutes at Large, Tips and Tricks
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Are you looking for a public law prior to the 57th Congress in the U.S. Statutes at Large? If so, you’ll find this tip helpful in locating and searching for the public law in HeinOnline. First, it’s important to understand that public laws up through the 56th Congress were assigned and arranged by chapter numbers, whereas beginning with the 57th Congress public laws were arranged by public law number. Therefore, in order to search for a public law from the 1st-56th Congress, you must use the following format: Chapter #, Congress #, and/or Session #. Let’s take a look at an example.

Let’s search for Chapter 64, “An Act: To regulate navigation on the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary waters”

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