Tip of the Week: How to Link Directly to a Title Listing in HeinOnline

Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
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Have you found yourself wanting to link directly to a specific title that is available in HeinOnline rather than linking to a HeinOnline library?  This could be the case if you are sending an email, doing a blog post, communicating to a group of colleagues via a newsletter or other source, and you want them to know that you recently acquired a specific title electronically via a HeinOnline subscription.  Or perhaps you are linking to a specific title within help documentation or research guides that you are creating.  No matter the case, the tip explains how to identify the title link. 

There are two ways to identify the link to a specific title.  The first is by searching for the title using the Catalog Search option. …

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Tip of the Week: How to Search the Supplement Volumes of the US Code to Determine if Changes Were Made Since the Last Bound Volume

Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Code
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Do you have a specific provision from within the U.S. Code, but you are not sure what updates or changes, if any, have been made to the provision? This tip explores how to search the supplement volumes of the U.S. Code to identify any changes to the provision since the last bound volume was published.

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For our example, we want to determine if any amendments, changes or updates have been made to 21 USC 355a, the Pediatric Studies of Drugs, since the 2006 edition of the US Code was published. To determine this, we can search across the supplement volumes of the US Code that were published after 2006…

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Tip of the Week: How to Determine if a Treaty is Still in Force

Miscellaneous, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, Treaties and Agreements Library, United Nations
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HeinOnline’s treaty research databases offer an easy way to determine if a treaty is still in force or if it has been terminated.  This week’s tip explores how to make this determination using both the Treaties & Agreements Treaty  Search Tool and the United Nations Treaty Series database available in HeinOnline.

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Determining if a Treaty is Still in Force in the Treaties & Agreements Library:

First, let’s look at a scenario in which the U.S. is a party to the agreement.  When the U.S. is a party to the treaty in question…

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Tip of the Week: How to Search the Popular Name Tables in the United States Code

Tip of the Week, U.S. Code
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If you know the name of an Act and want to know where it was codified in the United States Code, the best approach is by searching the Popular Name Tables.  This week’s tip demonstrates how to search the Popular Name Tables for the name of the Act.

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Each version of the United States Code contains a popular name table, which lists federal acts alphabetically by their official or popular name and provides citations to those acts. The popular name tables are located immediately following title 50 in the United States Code and have each been indexed to allow a researcher to search across just those tables. …

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Tip of the Week: How to Search for a Law in the Session Laws – Using 4 Different Examples

Searching, Session Laws, Tip of the Week
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Searching for a Session Law within a specific state can vary depending upon which State you are researching.  The method used for organizing session laws is not uniform across all states, meaning some states organize their laws by Chapter, others by Act, others by a Public Law Number of the state, and so forth.  Therefore, it is important to understand how to search for a session law across a state using different search techniques.  This week’s tip will outline four examples across four different states, each illustrating a different method based on how the state publishes their laws.

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Tip of the Week: How to Find the Text of a Public Law When All You Have is the Popular Name

Miscellaneous, Statutes at Large, Tip of the Week, U.S. Federal Legislative History
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Have you ever found yourself looking for the text of a public law or an act, but you don’t have the public law number or Statutes at Large citation?  This week’s tip will illustrate how you can utilize two different sources in HeinOnline to search for the text by the popular name.

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For our example, we are searching for the text of the Securities Act of 1933.

The first resource you can try is the U.S. Statutes at Large library in HeinOnline.  From the U.S. Statutes at Large landing page, click on Browse by Popular Name…

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Tip of the Week: Identify Legislation Leading to a Final Rule and Save Your Research Using MyHein

CFR, Federal Register, Statutes at Large, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Code
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This week’s tip is going to build off of our last tip of the week, How to Find Preambles in the Federal Register.  This week however, we are going to identify the other key pieces of legislation involved in this rulemaking  including the public law, CFR and US code codifications, the proposed rule and comments on the proposal, and along the way, we are going to use a MyHein account to save all of our research that led to this final rulemaking.

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So, first and foremost, we want to pull up our final rule which we know from our first tip in this series is found at 71 FR 33172. …

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Tip of the Week: How to Find a Preamble in the Federal Register

Federal Register, Searching, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
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Do you often find yourself looking for the preamble of a final rule and don’t know where to start in the Federal Register?  If you’re a frequent user of the Federal Register in HeinOnline, you likely know that the most effective search technique to use is keyword searching. This week’s tip explores how to do a keyword search across the Federal Register to find a preamble for a Final Rule.  Next week’s tip will then focus on how to use a MyHein account, to gather all the relevant legislation around that Final Rule into one place for reference during your research project.  That includes the proposed rule, any comments, the public law, and any commentary from law journals.  So be sure to check back for part II of this tip…

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Tip of the Week: Is this title in HeinOnline?

Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Miranda Rosati

A lot of times we get the question, “Is this title available in HeinOnline?” This week’s tip will go over how to determine if a specific title is available in HeinOnline. The method is quick and easy: Use the Catalog Search at the top of the HeinOnline homepage!

At the top right corner of HeinOnline’s homepage (home.heinonline.org), there is a search box labeled “Catalog Search” This search box can be used by anyone, subscriber or not, to search the entire HeinOnline database to determine if a title is included in HeinOnline. 

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Tip of the Day: How to Search for a Slip Opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court Library

Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Supreme Court
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Here’s today’s Tip of the Day in honor of Customer Appreciation Week:

If you are searching for a slip opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court Library, you can search by the name or by the slip opinion number.  To search by the number, you would use the Description field from the drop down menu in the field search option or use the field description in an advanced search.  To search by name, you would use the Title field.  Let’s look at a specific example illustrating how to locate a slip opinion by case name or number and search within that opinion for key terms.

For our examples…

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