Tip of the Week: How to Search the Catalog

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

The easiest way to find out if a title exists in HeinOnline is to run a Catalog search. A Catalog search will search across the entire HeinOnline catalog, including MARC21 records. In this Tip of the Week, we’ll explore how to run a catalog search and what advanced catalog search options are available. Watch this short tutorial or keep reading to learn more.

One-Box Catalog Searching

Using the intuitive one-box search, users can easily search for terms within a publication title or the author of a publication at the title level…

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Tip of the Week: Locating Treaties in HeinOnline

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Tara Kibler

A treaty is an agreement between two or more nations. Sometimes also called accords, charters, conventions, pacts, or protocols, treaties can either be bilateral (between two countries) or multilateral (between three or more countries). Watch the video below or keep reading this guide to learn a few different methods for efficient treaty research in HeinOnline.

Treaties between the United States and Other Nations

HeinOnline offers a comprehensive collection of all United States treaties in its U.S. Treaties & Agreements Library

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Tip of the Week: Using Citations in HeinOnline

Citations, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

The HeinOnline interface provides several tools related to citations. With them, locate documents and cases with just a citation, find referenced material within a document, cite a specific document in multiple formats, and export those citations to various platforms. Keep reading or watch the brief video below to learn how!

Locating Documents and Cases


If you’re looking for a specific document or case and only have its citation to work with, you can easily retrieve the material by performing a citation search. Enter the citation into the main search bar that appears at the top of the page anywhere in HeinOnline…

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Tip of the Week: How to Log in to HeinOnline

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Are you a student wondering if your library subscribes to HeinOnline? Or are you a librarian who needs to log in remotely. Maybe you’re a paralegal getting ready to kickstart your research. In today’s blog, we’re going to get back to the basics and cover all the different ways to access HeinOnline. Keep reading for more information on how to log in or watch this quick tutorial below.

Let’s Log In

From the HeinOnline website

To begin, from the HeinOnline website click the “Log In” button located in the upper right-hand corner…

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Tip of the Week: Getting Started in HeinOnline

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

Are you new to HeinOnline? Do you have questions about the basics of HeinOnline research? Follow this guide or watch the brief video below to get started with our research platform.

Logging In

From the HeinOnline website, click the “Log In” button located in the upper right-hand corner.

Depending on the access details that accompany your subscription, log in directly or through your institution’s proxy on the page that appears.

The HeinOnline Welcome Page

Now that you’re logged in…

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Tip of the Week: How to Locate a House or Senate Report in HeinOnline

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Committee reports are considered to be one of the most important documents of legislative history research. These reports are produced by the House and Senate committees that address legislative and other policy issues, investigations, and internal committee matters. Each report can be identified by standardized citation that includes the Congress, chamber (House or Senate), and report number. Watch the quick tutorial below or continue reading to learn how to easily retrieve a House or Senate report in HeinOnline.

Where to Find a Committee Report

HeinOnline contains two collections that include House and Senate Reports…

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Tip of the Week: How to Use the CFR Locator Tools

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. HeinOnline’s coverage of the CFR is comprehensive, containing all volumes dating back to inception in 1938. The CFR is indexed to the year, title, and part level, making content more discoverable. Users can easily retrieve specific titles, parts, and sections from within the CFR with our Quick Locator tools found on the database homepage. Watch this quick tutorial below to see how to utilize these tools, or read below for more details.

Getting Started

Title/Part/Section Quick Locator

From the CFR database homepage

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Tip of the Week: Performing a Venn Diagram Search

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Tara Kibler

Venn Diagrams show all possible logical relations among a set of terms, with each term typically represented by a circle. The circles in a Venn Diagram overlap to show how and where the terms intersect.

With the Venn Diagram search in HeinOnline, researchers can visualize the results yield of various keywords to better refine their searches. Users can not only search with the Venn Diagram within one database, but they can also use it to refine their searches across all subscribed databases. This feature saves valuable time and effort, eliminating the need to continuously switch databases and/or edit a search.

In addition, this feature is a valuable teaching tool for guiding students and other budding researchers…

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Tip of the Week: How to Use ScholarCheck

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

When browsing through scholarly journals and secondary sources in HeinOnline, it’s imperative to know how authoritative a source is for your research. ScholarCheck analyzes citation data to provide the most-cited journals, articles, and authors and aides researchers in quickly locating related material. Watch the brief video below to get an overview of HeinOnline’s ScholarCheck, or read below for more information.

What Is ScholarCheck?

ScholarCheck is one of HeinOnline’s most powerful research tools. It is a series of tools and features that:

  • Analyzes the most-cited journals…

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Tip of the Week: Navigating within Titles, Volumes, Sections, and Pages

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

Here’s a scenario we’re all familiar with. You walk into your local library, quietly wave hello to your friendly neighborhood librarian, and head right to a particular shelf stocked with titles relevant to your needs. The titles on the shelf are all related to a specific discipline, publication type, or use, and when those titles are published as multi-part works or in a serial format, they’re broken out into individual volumes. Crack open one of those volumes to flip through to a particular section of the work—perhaps the title page, the appendix, or the index—or to dive right in to the main content.

HeinOnline’s image-based PDF titles are organized within a similar structure…

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