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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New Enhancements Now Live with April's Content Release

CFR, Enhancements, Law Journal Library, Printing/Downloading, Searching
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It's been a busy month for the HeinOnline Development Team. Outlined below are a number of enhancements that we added to the site and released this morning with the monthly content release. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or feedback about these enhancements.

Run This Search in Other Collections:
We have added the ability to run a search across different libraries. This feature has been added to the search results screen. Let's use an example to illustrate how this works.

Open the Field or Advanced Search option from within the Law Journal Library. Enter the phrase "Roe v. Wade" and search across the text field…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Using the Title Lookup Feature to Find a Title

Enhancements, Tips and Tricks
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In recent weeks, we have had a lot of questions concerning the Title Lookup feature. Therefore, we thought we would utilize this week’s tip to revisit how to use the Title Lookup, what it is searching for, and how to get the best results.

When using the Title Lookup, it is important to understand that it will only search for a title at the journal, book or volume level. It will not look for the name of a journal article or for the title of a section within a volume.

The Title Lookup feature is a quick entry into the title index in HeinOnline. Generally speaking…

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Nominative Citations Added to the Table of Contents in the English Reports Library

English Reports, Enhancements
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The table of contents in the English Reports Library now displays the nominative citation for each case listed. This enhancement will make it easier to identify the beginning page of a specific series of nominative reports within a volume. This is especially useful if you often use the Chart Tool in the English Reports Library. Let’s take a further look to see exactly what this means.

From the English Reports Library, click on the Chart Tool found under the Browse By options in the left menu.

The Chart Tool is an electronic table that lists the nominative reports included in each volume of the English Reports, Full Reprint and provides a link to the volume in which they are located…

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How to Find a Specific Document within a Compiled Federal Legislative History

Searching, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Federal Legislative History
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Are you looking for a specific document within a Federal Legislative History, such as a Committee Report, the text of a Public Law, or a Congressional Record document? This tip will walk you through locating a specific document by building a simple field search in HeinOnline’s U.S. Federal Legislative History Library. Once you’ve located the document through a field search, you can then use the “Search Within These Results” feature to find a specific section within that document.

HeinOnline has more than 1,000 full-text Legislative Histories in its U.S. Federal Legislative History Title Collection. You can browse the full-text Title Collection to determine if HeinOnline has a specific full-text Legislative History, or you can do a title search for it…

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