Tip of the Week: How to Search Case Law with Fastcase

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

While HeinOnline includes a number of sources for locating case law, including our U.S. Supreme Court Library, Canada Supreme Court Reports, English Reports, and more, our partnership with Fastcase provides Core subscribers with access to additional case law jurisdictions. Fastcase, a leading next-generation legal research service, provides access to case law from additional courts such as federal circuit courts, federal district courts, state appellate courts, and much more. Let’s explore how to search case law with Fastcase in this week’s Tip of the Week!

How to Locate a Case

The Case Law tab located in the main search bar can be used to easily pull up a case citation…

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Tip of the Week: Using Advanced Search Syntax

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Tara Kibler

Have you ever performed a query in HeinOnline’s main search bar and received too many related results? While Google-type searching will work in HeinOnline, using advanced searching techniques will help formulate more specific searches, refining results before they appear and minimizing the amount of time spent sifting through the results of a query.

Learn how to effectively use the main search bar in HeinOnline by utilizing the advanced search syntax and structure tips presented in this blog.

What Is a Term?

A search term is a word or phrase entered into a search engine to retrieve related results…

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Tip of the Week: Similar Article Email Alerts

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Do you follow an author in HeinOnline who writes on specific subjects? Or are you an author who researches in a certain area? With the use of machine learning and natural language processing tools, users can receive email alerts when articles are added to HeinOnline that are similar to those written by a specific author.

How to Set Up an Email Alert

To set up similar article email alerts, navigate to the desired author’s profile page. There are a few different options for locating an author profile page…

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Tip of the Week: How to Search for a Roll Call Vote

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Have you ever wondered how a specific U.S. congressperson voted on an issue? Roll call, a process where members of Congress vote when their name is called by a clerk, is recorded so their constituents know how they voted on certain measures. Join us in today’s blog as we explore how to search for a roll call vote in the U.S. Congressional Documents database.

Full-Text Searching for a Roll Call Vote

Let’s say we’re researching presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, a United States senator, and her stance on certain issues…

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Tip of the Week: Session Law Locator Tool (and Project Update!)

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Do you find yourself browsing through full volumes in the Session Laws Library to locate a specific chapter, act, or page? HeinOnline’s general indexing coverage of the session laws is from inception to current. Use the Session Laws Quick Locator tool to save time and energy! Today’s blog will explore how to utilize this advantageous tool, as well as provide an update to the Session Laws indexing project.

Using the Quick Locator Tool

Users can find the Session Laws Quick Locator Tool on the landing page of the Session Laws Library

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Tip of the Week: Downloading and Printing Large Documents

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Have you ever tried to print or download a document from HeinOnline, only to be redirected to a message that says the section exceeds the 200 page limit? The 200 page limit is in place to protect large PDF downloads which cause system overhead, as well as prevent systematic downloading of content. If you need to download a document that exceeds 200 pages, don’t be discouraged. We’ll walk you through how to get all the pages you need in this blog post!

Custom Page Range to the Rescue

Let’s say we’re researching a specific Senate Report in the U.S…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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