HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Search for a specific date, page number, and term in the Congressional Record

Searching, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents
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We have modified the search fields in the U.S. Congressional Documents collection to allow you to add a specific date to your search query using a section date field. This is especially helpful when searching the Congressional Record. This will allow you to search on a specific date and/or a specific page for a word or a term. To illustrate this, let’s search for the Senate Amendment to H.R. 4986 on page 26099 as it appeared in the House of Representatives proceedings on November 14, 2000.

When searching for a specific date using the Section Date field, you must enter the date in the following format: MM/DD/YYYY (i.e. 11/14/2000).

First, if you want to see everything that took place on November 14th…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to find a Public Law Prior to the 57th Congress

Searching, Statutes at Large, Tips and Tricks
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Are you looking for a public law prior to the 57th Congress in the U.S. Statutes at Large? If so, you’ll find this tip helpful in locating and searching for the public law in HeinOnline. First, it’s important to understand that public laws up through the 56th Congress were assigned and arranged by chapter numbers, whereas beginning with the 57th Congress public laws were arranged by public law number. Therefore, in order to search for a public law from the 1st-56th Congress, you must use the following format: Chapter #, Congress #, and/or Session #. Let’s take a look at an example.

Let’s search for Chapter 64, “An Act: To regulate navigation on the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary waters”

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Using the Title Lookup Feature to Find a Title

Enhancements, Tips and Tricks
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In recent weeks, we have had a lot of questions concerning the Title Lookup feature. Therefore, we thought we would utilize this week’s tip to revisit how to use the Title Lookup, what it is searching for, and how to get the best results.

When using the Title Lookup, it is important to understand that it will only search for a title at the journal, book or volume level. It will not look for the name of a journal article or for the title of a section within a volume.

The Title Lookup feature is a quick entry into the title index in HeinOnline. Generally speaking…

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How to Find a Specific Document within a Compiled Federal Legislative History

Searching, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Federal Legislative History
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Are you looking for a specific document within a Federal Legislative History, such as a Committee Report, the text of a Public Law, or a Congressional Record document? This tip will walk you through locating a specific document by building a simple field search in HeinOnline’s U.S. Federal Legislative History Library. Once you’ve located the document through a field search, you can then use the “Search Within These Results” feature to find a specific section within that document.

HeinOnline has more than 1,000 full-text Legislative Histories in its U.S. Federal Legislative History Title Collection. You can browse the full-text Title Collection to determine if HeinOnline has a specific full-text Legislative History, or you can do a title search for it…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Looking for a case in the U.S. Supreme Court Library?

Searching, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Supreme Court
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Are you searching for a case in the U.S. Supreme Court Library in HeinOnline? Whether it’s an older case from the 1800’s or a case from the 21st century, this tip may help you find the case you are looking for without knowing the exact representation of the case name as it appears in the publication.

In the U.S. Supreme Court Library in HeinOnline, case names appear in various formats depending upon the way it was printed in the publication. Case names may contain the Latin phrase “et al.”. Publications may display the case name with the full word, versus, or either of the abbreviations v. or vs. This can make searching for a case name tricky…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Looking for an Article in the Law Journals Library?

Law Journal Library, Searching, Tips and Tricks
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Do you have the name and author of an article from a Law Journal, but do not know the journal name or citation and need to find it in HeinOnline? This week's tip outlines how to conduct a search for the article in 4 easy steps, starting at the Log In screen.

Do you prefer to watch a live demo of this example? If so, head over to the HeinOnline YouTube Channel where we've uploaded a how-to video. This video is featured on our YouTube home page, so all you have to do is hit play.

In this example, we're looking for the article "International Antitrust Negotiations and the False Hope of the WTO" written by Ann Bradford…

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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'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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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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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Finding the Coverage Information for a Title

Miscellaneous, Tips and Tricks
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Are you looking for a journal volume or a specific page from a recent issue of a journal, but are not sure if it is available in HeinOnline? Check the coverage of a title or journal and its availability in HeinOnline by clicking on the “More Information” icon from the Collection Index Page. Some journal titles may be on a delayed publication schedule due to agreements with the Publishers, while others are updated through the most recent volume and others through the most recent issue. Below is a video illustrating where to access the coverage information, and further below a brief description of this feature.

As illustrated in the video…

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