Vote on Our New Poll! What you do first in HeinOnline?

Miscellaneous, News
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In an effort to begin understanding what features of HeinOnline you are using most, we’ve posted a new poll on the home page of the Blog. Take a moment to vote! We want to know what you’re doing most often when you come to HeinOnline. This will help us understand our user’s behaviors and will help us as we continue to develop resources to support HeinOnline.

Look for the poll on the home page of the Blog, or in the sidebar!

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Narrow your search to a specific date and page in the Federal Register

Federal Register, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Are you looking for a word or term on a specific page on a specific date within the Federal Register in HeinOnline? Or do you want to find references to that term on pages directly preceding or following a specific page? Here are a few examples of building a search query to find a phrase on a specific day and a specific page in the Federal Register, using both the Field and Advanced Search options.

We will use the following topic as our area of interest for these examples: A proposed rule change was filed in March of 2002 with the S.E.C. by the Chicago Board Options Exchange to amend Rule 12.4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934…

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Search Within a Specific Article or Section using "Search Within These Results"

Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Many of you have requested the ability to search within a specific article within a Journal or within a specific section of a document. We are currently working in development to be able to offer this functionality in the future. In the meantime, here’s one method or way that you can try in order to achieve this type of search. The general approach involves searching for an exact article title within a collection, narrowing your results to one and then searching within that result for a term or phrase. The approach will vary by library as each library in HeinOnline is indexed differently, thus altering the method of finding an article or section title. In some cases, this approach is not applicable due to a more high-level index…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Shortcut to printing more than one document at a time

Printing/Downloading, Tips and Tricks
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Have you ever found yourself spending too much time going back and forth to the printer? You sit down, find the first article you're looking for, click print and then get up to go retrieve it. You come back, find another article, hit print, get up to go retrieve it, come back and so on. Or, have you ever simply wanted to print 2 or 3 articles at one time? If either of these applies to you, then you may find this shortcut helpful!

Once you have located the article or pages that you wish to print, select the print option from the page toolbar. From the print options menu, select one of the PDF download options (either PDF or PDFtext)…

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Congressional Record Daily to Bound Volumes – Browse by month now available!

Enhancements, U.S. Congressional Documents
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Several of you have found the Congressional Record Daily to Bound Locator tool extremely helpful when looking for a page from the Daily edition in the Bound volume or vice versa. We have now added an additional function to this tool that allows you to browse the Congressional Record Daily and Bound Volumes by month and year.

This tool is available in the U.S. Congressional Documents collection under the Congressional Record Daily to Bound Locator tool.

Select a month and a year from the drop down menus and click browse. This will generate a table of results that displays the citation (a direct link) to each section of the Daily and Bound volumes for each day of the chosen month…

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New! Browse all Titles in HeinOnline via Title Lookup

Enhancements
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Now you can browse all titles that are available in HeinOnline with an A to Z index. This browsing capability can be accessed from the Title Lookup tab in HeinOnline or via Title Lookup from the HeinOnline home page. Select a letter from A to Z and an alphabetical list of titles will be generated.


Each title displays the HeinOnline collection within which the titles resides. Both the title and the collection names are direct links to the subsequent location in HeinOnline. You may only access the full text version of the titles that coincide with your subscription. If you are not sure what collections you are subscribed to, simply click on a title or collection name to find out…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: What is an external section type?

Law Journal Library, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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When conducting a field or advanced search in the Law Journals Library, by default External is selected as a section type to search across. Thus, when conducting a Title or Author search across all default section types in the Journals library, you may get results that are listed as [external]. So, what exactly is an External section type?


The External section type contains links to law review articles that do not reside inside the HeinOnline database. These are electronically published law review articles, usually not distributed in print format and only made available online via the web. As these articles do not fit the typical structure of a bound book with pagination…

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New Printing Options Now Available!

Enhancements, Printing/Downloading
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We have received a lot of feedback from the HeinOnline Community over the past month or so about printing/downloading PDF's, cutting and pasting text, and choosing which pages you wish to print. We are pleased to announce that we have implemented changes to the print options to enable you to do those things you couldn't do before!

We are now giving you the ability to print pages across multiple sections, using a Custom Page Range tool. Using drop-down menus you can select any page range in the title provided you are within the specified printing limits. There are two limitations or conditions place on custom printing. First, the printing limitation is set to a maximum of 200 pages per download…

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Finding Help in HeinOnline

Miscellaneous
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2007 was a busy year for HeinOnline! With a record-breaking year of nearly 9 million new pages of content added and the release of the new interface, we wanted to take a moment to point out the various resources that are available to help you with HeinOnline. We’ve outlined below where to find help, what information is available, and the various means available to contact us. We encourage you to take a minute to explore these links to discover the breadth of information available to you.

General Help & Resources
From the HeinOnline home page (before you’ve logged in), we have a Training section and an Educational Resources sub-section…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Searching by Author Name

Searching, Tips and Tricks
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HeinOnline indexes author names as they appear in the original copy of a title/article. Some author names may contain middle initials, only the first initial of their first name, or both first and middle initials. An author could be displayed in the index in one or more of the following formats:

Last Name, First Name (ex: Cheffins, Brian)
Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial (ex: Franck, Susan D.)
Last Name, First Initial, Middle Initial (ex: Robertson, A. H.)
Last Name, First Initial (ex: Miller, S.)
Last Name, First Initial, Middle Name (ex: Miller, S. Elizabeth)

This can make searching for an author difficult if you do not know what the middle initial is or in which format the author’s name is displayed in a title…

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