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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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Bookmark Your Search Query

Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Do you often run the same search when returning to HeinOnline for subsequent research sessions? Have you ever wanted to save a search and re-run it later to see if there are any new hits (especially after a monthly content release)? This week, we will focus on bookmarking your search query using your web browser features. This allows you to re-run a search query with the click of a mouse the next time you return to HeinOnline. Below are two short how-to videos, one illustrating this option using Firefox and the other using Internet Explorer.

For Internet Explorer Users:

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For Firefox Users:

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Advanced Search Syntax Help Guide Available in HeinOnline

Searching, Training
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An Advanced Search Syntax Help Guide is available in HeinOnline under the Search tab in any library. This help guides provides detailed instructions and examples for building searches using field names and Boolean operators, as well as details about range, proximity, wildcard and fuzzy searches. The help guide is available in PDF format.

To download the help guide, open a library such as the Law Journal Library. Then, click on the Search tab on the top left hand side of the screen. Under the About Searching heading, click on the link called “View Advanced Search Syntax”. This will open the guide in PDF format allowing you to browse or print the pages in the guide…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Searching for a Section in the CFR

CFR, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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When looking for a section of the CFR, it is best to gather as much information about the section as you can before you begin. For example, knowing the year, title number or name, issuing agency, part name or regulatory area, subpart name or knowing one or several keywords would be beneficial in narrowing the search results. In the below example, we will will begin our search at a high-level by searching for only the section number. We will then add additional terms to the query to illustrate how best to refine the results.

For our example, we are going to focus on Section 61.20, Subpart B – National Emission Standard for Asbestos of 1973. This section is found in Title 40 – Protection of Environment…

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Searching in HeinOnline: How to Get There and What the Options Are

Searching, Tips and Tricks
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We’ve received a lot of feedback lately regarding searching and how to find the search options in HeinOnline. Therefore, we thought we would take a moment to explain how to navigate to the search options from the Welcome Screen. After you log in to HeinOnline, your starting point is the Welcome Page which lists all of the libraries that you are subscribed and have access to. Below are the steps to follow to navigate to the Search Options. We’ve also outlined what the options are.

  1. From the Welcome Page, click on the library within which you want to conduct your search. For example, click on the Law Journals library.
  2. Once inside the library…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Search for a Public Law Number in HeinOnline

Searching, Statutes at Large, Tips and Tricks
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Looking for a public law number in HeinOnline? Conduct a search in the U.S. Statutes at Large library using one or several of the following attributes: the public law number, the title of the public law, citation to the U.S. Code, and/or a bill number. NOTE: The U.S. Statutes at Large library contains contains content through 2009, the 111th Congress.

For our examples, we will focus on Public Law 106-168 of the 106th Congress, titled “Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act”. This appears in Statutes at Large on Dec. 12, 1999 and references Bill Number S. 335. Open the U.S. Statutes at Large library and click on the Search tab at the top of the page. Then choose the Field Search option…

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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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