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'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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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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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Looking for a case in the U.S. Supreme Court Library?

Searching, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Supreme Court
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Are you searching for a case in the U.S. Supreme Court Library in HeinOnline? Whether it’s an older case from the 1800’s or a case from the 21st century, this tip may help you find the case you are looking for without knowing the exact representation of the case name as it appears in the publication.

In the U.S. Supreme Court Library in HeinOnline, case names appear in various formats depending upon the way it was printed in the publication. Case names may contain the Latin phrase “et al.”. Publications may display the case name with the full word, versus, or either of the abbreviations v. or vs. This can make searching for a case name tricky…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Looking for an Article in the Law Journals Library?

Law Journal Library, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Do you have the name and author of an article from a Law Journal, but do not know the journal name or citation and need to find it in HeinOnline? This week's tip outlines how to conduct a search for the article in 4 easy steps, starting at the Log In screen.

Do you prefer to watch a live demo of this example? If so, head over to the HeinOnline YouTube Channel where we've uploaded a how-to video. This video is featured on our YouTube home page, so all you have to do is hit play.

In this example, we're looking for the article "International Antitrust Negotiations and the False Hope of the WTO" written by Ann Bradford…

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CFR Quick Reference Guide Now Available

CFR, Searching, Training
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A Code of Federal Regulations Quick Reference Guide is now available in HeinOnline. This guide outlines the various options available for navigating this collection, from browsing to using the Title and Part Quick Locator, to searching for specific variables. If you often find yourself looking for a specific section of a part, check out the various search examples in the guide.

This guide can be accessed from the Educational Resources page or by clicking on the Resources tab inside the CFR library and then clicking on the link under the Help & Training section.

Take a look and if you have any questions, let us know! We’re happy to expand upon a search example you may have or post a how-to about it…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Search a Specific Volume of a Title in the Legal Classics or World Trials Libraries

Legal Classics, Searching, Tips and Tricks, World Trials
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In the Legal Classics and World Trials libraries, you may come across titles that have multiple volumes. Some sets are more extensive than others, but in any case, you may want to search only a volume or two rather than search across the entire set. Thus, this week’s tip is focused on how to search a specific volume of a specific title in the Legal Classics and World Trials libraries.

For our example, we want to find references to “conspiracy” in the 17 volume set of “American State Trials; a Collection of the Important and Interesting Criminal Trials Which Have Taken Place in the United States from the Beginning of Our Government to the Present Day” written by John D…

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HeinOnline Law Journals Are Being Indexed by Google Scholar

Content News, Searching
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It’s no secret! As Due Process, WisBlawg and ZiefBrief have all reported, Google Scholar is indexing the Law Journals in HeinOnline to make the more than 1,100 titles searchable in the Google Scholar interface. The indexing is still ongoing, as Google Scholar has not fully indexed all of the titles in the Law Journal Collection as of yet. Over the next 30 days or so they should near completion of the indexing at which point the entire HeinOnline Law Journal collection will be searchable in Google Scholar.

So how does it work? Go to Google Scholar and search for a Law Journal or an article name from within a Law Journal…

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