Advanced Search Syntax Help Guide Available in HeinOnline

Searching, Training
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An Advanced Search Syntax Help Guide is available in HeinOnline under the Search tab in any library. This help guides provides detailed instructions and examples for building searches using field names and Boolean operators, as well as details about range, proximity, wildcard and fuzzy searches. The help guide is available in PDF format.

To download the help guide, open a library such as the Law Journal Library. Then, click on the Search tab on the top left hand side of the screen. Under the About Searching heading, click on the link called “View Advanced Search Syntax”. This will open the guide in PDF format allowing you to browse or print the pages in the guide…

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Coming Soon! Comprehensive Coverage of Title 37: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights in the CFR

CFR, Content News
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At the beginning of April, Title 37: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights of the Code of Federal Regulations will be available in it’s entirety, from inception to date. With the back fill of content from 1987-2003 coming to completion, Intellectual Property research will be even more extensive and substantial in HeinOnline.

When researching in the CFR, don’t forget to use the “Citations on Page” option to link directly to any Federal Register citations that appear on the page and are identifiable in HeinOnline.

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Searching for a Section in the CFR

CFR, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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When looking for a section of the CFR, it is best to gather as much information about the section as you can before you begin. For example, knowing the year, title number or name, issuing agency, part name or regulatory area, subpart name or knowing one or several keywords would be beneficial in narrowing the search results. In the below example, we will will begin our search at a high-level by searching for only the section number. We will then add additional terms to the query to illustrate how best to refine the results.

For our example, we are going to focus on Section 61.20, Subpart B – National Emission Standard for Asbestos of 1973. This section is found in Title 40 – Protection of Environment…

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"Remember Me" in HeinOnline

Enhancements, Miscellaneous
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Are you accessing HeinOnline from your own office or home computer with a username and password? If so, you may find the “Remember Me” option useful, our most recent addition to the log-in screen. The next time you log in, check the “Remember Me” box and you won’t have to log in again on subsequent visits.

There are some conditions that apply to this feature, that we put in place to secure and protect your information. If you do any of the following, we will ask you to log in again:

  • If you click “log out”
  • If you access HeinOnline from a different computer
  • If you access HeinOnline from a different network or IP address
  • If you “clear your cookies” on your computer
  • If you access HeinOnline using a different URL structure…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Finding the Coverage Information for a Title

Miscellaneous, Tips and Tricks
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Are you looking for a journal volume or a specific page from a recent issue of a journal, but are not sure if it is available in HeinOnline? Check the coverage of a title or journal and its availability in HeinOnline by clicking on the “More Information” icon from the Collection Index Page. Some journal titles may be on a delayed publication schedule due to agreements with the Publishers, while others are updated through the most recent volume and others through the most recent issue. Below is a video illustrating where to access the coverage information, and further below a brief description of this feature.

As illustrated in the video…

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New Quick Reference Guides Available

Federal Register, Training, U.S. Congressional Documents
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New Quick Reference Guides are now available in HeinOnline for the Federal Register Library and the U.S. Congressional Documents Library. These reference guides will help you get started in each library, explain how to find a citation and how to search for a term or specific document. Our goal is to develop a guide for each of the core libraries in HeinOnline. Below is a snapshot of the first few pages of the Federal Register guide.

Each guide is available under “Help & Training” in each respective library by clicking on the Resources tab. You may also access them from the Educational Resources page.

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HeinOnline Mobile Interface Now Available for Mobile Devices

Enhancements, Miscellaneous
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Are you part of the mobilized community, accessing emails, the Internet, and doing your research on the go? If so, you’ll be please to hear that HeinOnline has released a mobile interface which has optimized HeinOnline for mobile devices, including the new iPhone interface!

When you visit HeinOnline from your mobile electronic device, log in using the Mobile Mode to take advantage of the optimized interface. From the log in screen, Mobile Mode can be checked by clicking on the “Section 508 Compatible/Mobile Mode” option beneath the log in fields, as shown below.

If you are accessing HeinOnline from an iPhone, it should auto-detect your iPhone and automatically select the mobile mode for you…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Find a Treaty

Tips and Tricks, Treaties and Agreements Library
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If you have a treaty number, use the Treaty Search Tool in the Treaties & Agreements Library in HeinOnline to quickly locate a treaty and a summary of the key treaty information. A Treaty Metadata Search allows you to search for up to 3 terms across a number of specific fields including but not limited to: the Treaty Number, Treaty Description, State Department Number, Senate Treaty Number, Effective Date or In Force Dates. When conducting a search using the Treaty Search Tool, your results will include a link to a summary of the treaty. The summary displays key information about the treaty such as the TIF subject, Parties, Treaties that amend the Treaty and related treaties, to name a few.…

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Searching in HeinOnline: How to Get There and What the Options Are

Searching, Tips and Tricks
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We’ve received a lot of feedback lately regarding searching and how to find the search options in HeinOnline. Therefore, we thought we would take a moment to explain how to navigate to the search options from the Welcome Screen. After you log in to HeinOnline, your starting point is the Welcome Page which lists all of the libraries that you are subscribed and have access to. Below are the steps to follow to navigate to the Search Options. We’ve also outlined what the options are.

  1. From the Welcome Page, click on the library within which you want to conduct your search. For example, click on the Law Journals library.
  2. Once inside the library…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Search for a Public Law Number in HeinOnline

Searching, Statutes at Large, Tips and Tricks
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Looking for a public law number in HeinOnline? Conduct a search in the U.S. Statutes at Large library using one or several of the following attributes: the public law number, the title of the public law, citation to the U.S. Code, and/or a bill number. NOTE: The U.S. Statutes at Large library contains contains content through 2009, the 111th Congress.

For our examples, we will focus on Public Law 106-168 of the 106th Congress, titled “Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act”. This appears in Statutes at Large on Dec. 12, 1999 and references Bill Number S. 335. Open the U.S. Statutes at Large library and click on the Search tab at the top of the page. Then choose the Field Search option…

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