Tip of the Week: Locating a Rule in the Federal Register

Exploring HeinOnline, Federal Register, Searching, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Do you often find yourself looking for an administrative rule and are not sure where to start in the Federal Register? The Federal Register, the daily journal of the federal government, publishes federal agency regulations, changes to government requirements, policies, and guidance including proposed new rules and regulations, final rules, changes to existing rules, notices of meetings and proceedings, and presidential documents including executive orders and proclamations. This week’s tip explores how to search across the Federal Register to find a Final Rule.

Keyword Searching

If you are a seasoned HeinOnline researcher…

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Tip of the Week: Emailing Your HeinOnline Search Results

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Searching, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

So you’ve crafted the perfect search in HeinOnline and returned fantastically relevant results. Now what? You could keep them to yourself—we don’t blame you—but did you know you could also share the joy?

From right within your search in any database, send your favorite results to a colleague, student, or research buddy in need. Follow along with this post to discover how to email one or more search results from within HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library.

Emailing One Search Result

From the Law Journal Library home page, perform either a full-text or advanced search

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Tip of the Week: Locating a Congressional Hearing in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, Political Science, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents
Tara Kibler

HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents holds more than 70,500 congressional hearings. That’s a lot to sift through! Luckily, we’ve created the Congressional Hearings Quick Finder Tool to help you quickly and easily locate the hearing you have in mind.

Follow along with this post to discover how to find some of the most famous congressional hearings, and then try it yourself!

The Congressional Hearings Quick Finder

Let’s go back just a few years to former FBI Director James Comey’s highly publicized hearing before the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). In 2017…

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Tip of the Week: Researching Impeachment in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Political Science, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Presidential Library
Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline’s vast collection of government documents, academic journals, and case law allow users to stay up-to-date with current events in our world. Today, let’s take a look at what resources are available in HeinOnline to impress your friends with your knowledge on recent breaking news!

Impeachment Inquiry on Donald Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that Democratic leaders were launching an official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. This decision came after a phone call Trump recently made to the president of Ukraine, allegedly asking him to investigate former Vice President and potential presidential challenger Joe Biden…

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

Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
HeinOnline Blogger

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
HeinOnline Blogger

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
HeinOnline Blogger

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
HeinOnline Blogger

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
HeinOnline Blogger

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
HeinOnline Blogger

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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