Tip of the Week: How to Search Case Law with Fastcase

Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, Searching, Tip of the Week
Lauren Mattiuzzo

While HeinOnline includes a number of sources for locating case law, including our U.S. Supreme Court Library, Canada Supreme Court Reports, English Reports, and more, our partnership with Fastcase provides Core subscribers with access to additional case law jurisdictions. Fastcase, a leading next-generation legal research service, provides access to case law from additional courts such as federal circuit courts, federal district courts, state appellate courts, and much more. Let’s explore how to search case law with Fastcase in this week’s Tip of the Week!

How to Locate a Case

The Case Law tab located in the main search bar can be used to easily pull up a case citation…

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Tip of the Week: Using Advanced Search Syntax

Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

Have you ever performed a query in HeinOnline’s main search bar and received too many related results? While Google-type searching will work in HeinOnline, using advanced searching techniques will help formulate more specific searches, refining results before they appear and minimizing the amount of time spent sifting through the results of a query.

Learn how to effectively use the main search bar in HeinOnline by utilizing the advanced search syntax and structure tips presented in this blog.

What Is a Term?

A search term is a word or phrase entered into a search engine to retrieve related results…

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Tools for Researching Remotely in HeinOnline

Citations, Exploring HeinOnline, MyHein, ScholarCheck, Searching, Technical Support, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

When you’re stuck in a research rut, the library is an understated comfort. Libraries are a place of wonder, filled to the brim with every flavor of resource imaginable, and manned by experts willing and able to help patrons tackle nearly any research question. Among their many roles, librarians are explorers, armed with the skills required to navigate their expansive collections and locate exactly what you need (if not more).

As researching remotely has become the norm over the past few months, many librarians have shifted their expertise to a virtual role to continue their passion of assisting patrons and students. At times, however, this new remote research dynamic may require you to venture into HeinOnline without a trusty librarian by your side…

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Alexa: Research Artificial Intelligence in HeinOnline for Me

Exploring HeinOnline, Hot Topic News, Law Journal Library, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

It should come as no shock that a recent report released from LinkedIn showed the fastest-growing U.S. job in terms of number of hires is an Artificial Intelligence Specialist. This rising demand for machine intelligence is breaking through into all different aspects of life, including medicine, surveillance, social networks, and much more. We’ll take a look at how AI is taking over in 2020 and what resources on this hot news topic can be found in HeinOnline.

Here, There, and Everywhere

The field of artificial intelligence research began in a workshop at Dartmouth College in 1956…

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New Year, New You: Get Organized in 2020 with HeinOnline!

Author Profile Pages, Branding, Exploring HeinOnline, MyHein, Searching, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The new year is the perfect time to reflect on your goals in life and work towards them. It’s that time of the year which reminds us all that even though we may not have accomplished everything we wanted in 2019, there are 365 days to do something different and better in 2020. Be it switching to a healthier lifestyle, eliminating vices, or becoming more organized—the new year is full of opportunities. HeinOnline is here to help better the new you! We’re going to highlight all the ways to stay organized with your research in the new year. So break out that brand-new, crisp notebook and jot down some of these tips…

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Tip of the Week: Locating a Rule in the Federal Register

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Do you often find yourself looking for an administrative rule and are not sure where to start in the Federal Register? The Federal Register, the daily journal of the federal government, publishes federal agency regulations, changes to government requirements, policies, and guidance including proposed new rules and regulations, final rules, changes to existing rules, notices of meetings and proceedings, and presidential documents including executive orders and proclamations. This week’s tip explores how to search across the Federal Register to find a Final Rule.

Keyword Searching

If you are a seasoned HeinOnline researcher…

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Tip of the Week: Emailing Your HeinOnline Search Results

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Tara Kibler

So you’ve crafted the perfect search in HeinOnline and returned fantastically relevant results. Now what? You could keep them to yourself—we don’t blame you—but did you know you could also share the joy?

From right within your search in any database, send your favorite results to a colleague, student, or research buddy in need. Follow along with this post to discover how to email one or more search results from within HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library.

Emailing One Search Result

From the Law Journal Library home page, perform either a full-text or advanced search

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The Watergate Scandal, Part III: The Serial Set

American History, Criminal Justice, Exploring HeinOnline, Political Science, Searching, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Presidential Library
Tara Kibler

In 2017, we published two posts about researching the Watergate scandal in HeinOnline. The first post demonstrated how to research the scandal using HeinOnline resources such as the Law Journal Library. The second focused on Watergate’s connection to the Pentagon Papers.

With the continued growth of HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Serial Set, even more material on Nixon and Watergate has become available. Catch up on the first two installments of this series, and then continue on to Part III: The U.S. Congressional Serial Set.

Quick Recap: Timeline of Watergate Events

  • June 1972: Five men are arrested after breaking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington…

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The Best Back-to-School Survival Tools for Quick and Easy Research

Education, Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

It’s that time of year again! The corn is getting taller, the days are getting shorter, and those of us in the field of academia are heading back to school.

New year, new research—but don’t let the stress get you down. HeinOnline offers unique artificial intelligence features and valuable research aids to elevate the user experience. Additionally, HeinOnline experts are always happy to help you out when research gets tough. Check out our ever-growing list of tools, time-savers, and helpful resources below.



Artificial Intelligence Tools


More Like This

The More Like This feature allows users to find articles similar to the current article they are viewing…

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for LibGuides!

Content News, Enhancements, Exploring HeinOnline, LibGuides, Navigating, New Features, Searching, Training, What's New
Tara Kibler

This Ice Cream Month, HeinOnline is giving users a treat of its own. Libraries worldwide are scooping up and serving LibGuides, and HeinOnline is officially joining them! LibGuides are an easy way to compile knowledge, share useful information, and organize and showcase subject-specific resources.

The creation of LibGuides is an ongoing project in HeinOnline, with the goal of adding four guides a month until a LibGuide exists for each database. Each guide will feature database-specific content, search tips, tools, features, training materials, and more. Users of all backgrounds will have easy access to database knowledge and interface functionality. Libraries will even be able to feature HeinOnline’s LibGuides on their websites as a student resource…

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