Quickly find Public Laws in the U.S. Statutes at Large

Miscellaneous, Searching, Statutes at Large, Tips and Tricks, Training
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Looking up public laws in HeinOnline’s Statutes at Large has become faster, and simpler. The Citation Navigator tab in the U.S. Statutes at Large library now contains a tool that allows users to quickly enter, and jump to the public law they are searching for.

Finding a public law using the new tool is easy. To accommodate the different formats used over the years to cite public laws, the tool is split into two parts.

The top section can find laws using the naming method used by the 57th Congress to present(ex: 87-5 or Chapter 1, 57 Congress), while the bottom section can find laws using the naming method used by the 1st-56th Congresses…

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New Searching Feature Added to HeinOnline – Search in This Page or Section

FAQ, Miscellaneous, News, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Thanks to some recent feedback from a researcher using HeinOnline, we have added a new searching feature to the service. This new search tool allows HeinOnline users to easily search for words or phrases in the section, or the page they are currently viewing.

The new search option is available throughout HeinOnline. When viewing a page, you will see a new magnifying glass icon located above the page image.

Clicking this icon will cause a box to appear, giving you the option to search just the particular page you are viewing, or the entire section. Both word and phrase searching works with this new feature, but please be sure to put your phrase searches in quotation marks(ex.”Federal Law”)…

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Is the article you are looking for included in HeinOnline?

FAQ, Law Journal Library, Searching, Technical Support, Tips and Tricks, Training
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One of the more frequent requests we receive in HeinOnline support is for help locating a specific article a researcher is looking for. We have covered this process before in earlier posts, but in this post I am going to tie the whole process together.

First, I want to break down the key points of information that we can use to find an article, and how these can be used to find what you are looking for:

  1. The title of the journal in which the article is published.
  2. A key phrase located in the article.
  3. The title of the article.
  4. The name of the author of the article…

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Cross Library Searching is Now Live Within HeinOnline's Law Journal Library

Enhancements, Law Journal Library, Searching
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When searching in the Law Journal Library in HeinOnline, you will now see search results from journal titles found in the Kluwer Law International Journal Library, Part I: International Yearbooks and Periodicals of the Foreign and International Law Resources Database, and in ALI-ABA Publications which are found in Part III of the American Law Institute Collection. This cross-library searching will further enhance your searching experience in HeinOnline by retrieving and displaying results across all relevant journals and periodicals from these collections. Below is a brief video illustrating this new enhancement. To share a link to this video or embed it on your own site, visit our video library at https://www.screencast.com/t/JeDqah03Hb. Or you can continue reading for a full description and screen shots of how it works…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to export or email search results

MyHein, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Do you need to share your search results with other people in your organization? Do you want to export your search results from the law journal library to CSV, EndNote, or Refworks? Here is a short tutorial on how to get your search results out of HeinOnline and into your hands.

This tutorial is based on search results from the Law Journal Library. Only results from this library can be exported to CSV, EndNote, or Refworks. Results from any library can be emailed.
Also, This tutorial uses the MyHein tool. HeinOnline users can utilize the MyHein tool whether or not they have created their own MyHein account. However, users without a MyHein account will not have their bookmarked data saved on the website after they close their browser…

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

Federal Register, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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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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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Locate a Slip Opinion by Case Name or Number & Search Within the Opinion

Searching, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Supreme Court
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Have you ever wanted to quickly locate a slip opinion in the U.S. Reports and run a search within the opinion to find key words or terms? If so, this week’s tip outlines how to quickly locate the opinion using the case name or number, and then how to search within it for your key terms. For the purposes of this example, we are going to focus on the District of Columbia et al. v. Heller case that argues and discusses the interpretation of the second amendment and the right to posses a firearm. We know it was published as a slip opinion in June 2008 and the number is 07-290. Therefore, we can locate the opinion by searching for the case name or the number…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Target or Narrow Your Search Results Using "Search Within These Search Results"

Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Do you often have long search queries or a research topic that consists of several keywords? If so, then building a strategic search query is the best approach to targeting your search results. This week’s tip outlines how to target your results in HeinOnline using the “Search Within These Results” feature. Some of you may already be aware of this feature that was added recently to HeinOnline. However, after further feedback that we have gathered, we learned that this feature is still fairly new to some of our users. Therefore, we wanted to take some time this week to focus solely on “searching within your search results” and how to use this feature to effectively narrow or target your search results…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Build a Wildcard Search

Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Last week’s Tip of the Week Post focused on proximity searching and finding two words that are within a certain distance from each other. If you missed that post, we recommend you take a quick look at it if you often construct complex searches. This week, we’re going to focus on Wildcard Searching. Wildcard Searching allows you to find various formations of a word, such as the plural or past tense of a word. For example, you may want to find references to the Clayton Act and all variations of the term interlock (interlocks, interlocking, interlocked). We have outlined some basic rules below for using wildcards, as well as a few examples.

HeinOnline supports single-character and multiple-character wildcard searches within single terms (not within phrase queries)…

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