2008 Year in Review

Content News, News
Shane Marmion

Last year was a busy year for our HeinOnline team here at William S. Hein & Co., Inc. If you missed anything, here is a quick recap of everything they accomplished in 2008…

New Content added to Existing Collections
  • World Trials Library: 1,000 new titles: Continued adding titles from Cornell University’s collection and also started including titles from the University of Missouri-Columbia Lawson collection and titles from the Jenkins Law Library…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Print the Electronic Table of Contents for a Volume

Printing/Downloading, Tips and Tricks

When you are viewing a journal article or other document in HeinOnline, you can view an electronic table of contents by clicking on the "Table of Contents" tab at the top of the page. When you click on this tab, it loads the table of contents for the current volume that you are viewing in the left menu. Some of you have asked if you can print out the electronic table of contents, therefore, this week we are going to walk through three easy steps to print this out.

1. To print the electronic table of contents for the volume you are viewing, click on the "volume detail" link that is displayed in the navigation trail…

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William S. Hein & Co., Inc. Announces a New Vice President, Sales

News, Press Release

BUFFALO, NY, November 26, 2008 — William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of William Shannon Hein to the position of Vice President, Sales. Mr. Hein joined the company in 1999, overseeing the acquisition of the Fred B. Rothman Company in Littleton, Colorado. He then moved into the outside sales arena, with responsibility for contract negotiations, products sales and customer relations. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston (SC), where he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Mr. Hein represents the third generation of family leadership at William S. Hein & Company, Inc. He resides in Amherst, New York with his wife, Denise, and daughter, Winter…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Search the Index of Cases in the English Reports to Find a Case

English Reports, Tips and Tricks

The English Reports Full Reprint in HeinOnline contains two index volumes that contain an index of cases from A to K and L to Z. These indexes can be accessed and browsed by clicking on the “Indexes” option from the Resources menu.

Or, using the Advanced Search option in the English Reports library you can build a search that will look for a case across a specific letter from within the index. We’re going to focus this week’s tip on how to build this search and then quickly pull up the case you are looking for.

The two index volumes are titled “Index A to K” and “Index L to Z”…

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U.S. Code is Coming to HeinOnline in January 2009!

Content News, News, U.S. Code

We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Code will be added to HeinOnline’s core collection in January 2009 at no additional charge. For those who do not have a subscription to HeinOnline’s core collection, we will be offering this library at an affordable subscription rate; details will be forthcoming.

As we do with all content in HeinOnline, coverage of the U.S. Code will be from inception in the 1920’s to the most current edition. With HeinOnline’s U.S. Code collection you will be able to search across the text of specific titles within specific editions of the U.S. Code. You will also be able to quickly access a title and a section using a Title/Section lookup tool available directly from the collection’s landing page…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Recap of All Tips & Tricks Grouped by Category

Miscellaneous, Tips and Tricks

As we approach the end of the year, we thought it would be a good time to recap all of our Tip of the Week posts! Listed below are more than 50 Tip of the Week posts that we have created over the past year. For this weeks tip, we have organized all previous tips and tricks into a single post and grouped them by category. There are 3 general categories which include Searching, Citations, and Linking/Navigation/Printing. The remaining posts are sorted by the HeinOnline collection name, such as the Law Journal Library.


  1. Searching and Using Boolean Operators
  2. Searching by Author Name
  3. Search Within a Specific Article or Section Using “Search Within These Results”
  4. Searching in HeinOnline: How to Get There and What the Options Are
  5. Bookmark Your Search Query
  6. Using the Title Lookup Feature to Find a Title
  7. Using the Quick Search Option
  8. How to Use Proximity Searching
  9. How to Build a Wildcard Search
  10. Target or Narrow Your Search Results Using “Search Within These Results”
  11. How To Use Proximity Searching to Find a Phrase Within 10 Words of Another Phrase or Word


  1. Navigate Quickly Between Cited Material in HeinOnline
  2. I have a citation to an article/document…

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HeinOnline’s Tip of the Week: How Do I Use Proximity Searching to find a Phrase Within 10 words of Another Phrase or Word?

Searching, Tips and Tricks

Often times you may find yourself looking for a phrase that is close in proximity to another phrase, or for a phrase close in proximity to a specific word. For example, you may want to find the terms “safety standards” and “consumer products” within 10 words of each other. The search syntax in HeinOnline only supports single term proximity searching, it does not support nested or phrase searches with proximity searching. Therefore, you must structure the search string to look for each word of each phrase within a specific proximity.

For example, to find “safety standards” and “consumer products” within 10 words of each other, we have to structure our search to look for safety, standards, consumer…

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Most-Cited U.S. Supreme Court Cases in HeinOnline – Coming in December!

Enhancements, ScholarCheck, U.S. Supreme Court

Did you know that the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was cited by more than 16,000 articles in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library making it the most-cited U.S. Supreme Court case in HeinOnline? As we continue to analyze citations and further our studies of scholarly and social indexing, we are pleased to announce that in December, you will be able to view the "CitedBy" counts for Supreme Court cases found in the U.S. Reports in HeinOnline.

This means that when you run a search in the U.S. Supreme Court Library, any search result linking directly to a case from a U.S. Reports volume will display the number of times that the case is cited by articles from HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library…

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HeinOnline Introduces Copyright Permissions Services via CCC's Rightsconnect

Enhancements, Miscellaneous, News

Buffalo, NY, November 10, 2008 – HeinOnline, a product of William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has integrated its online legal research collection directly with Copyright Clearance Center to provide legal researchers a fast and easy way to price and obtain copyright permissions for using content found in HeinOnline. HeinOnline is the first legal publishing platform to partner with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC).

HeinOnline is Hein’s premier online product with more than 40 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based PDF format. With more than 1,100 law journals, HeinOnline bridges the gap in legal research by offering all law journals from inception. In addition to its extensive Law Journal collection, HeinOnline also contains presidential materials…

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

Federal Register, Searching, Tips and Tricks

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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