U.S. Code Citation Locator Enhanced!

Enhancements, U.S. Code, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline's U.S. Code collection just got even better! Not only do we have comprehensive coverage of the United States Code and fully searchable PDF images that are exact replicas of the print publication, users can now take advantage of our improved U.S. Code Citation Locator!

Previously, in order to keep this collection both efficient and affordable, indexing to the section level in the U.S. Code was not provided. The citation locator tool performed a text search within the selected title and edition for the text of the section, which was effective, but sometimes caused users to sift through extraneous results. The improved citation locator tool, when possible, brings the user to the exact page on which their section occurs…

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Citing U.S. Code Supplements

Enhancements, U.S. Code
Shannon Furtak

Did you know that HeinOnline contains complete coverage of the United States Code? Users can browse the U.S. Code by edition or title, download searchable PDFs, or use the U.S. Code Citation Search Tool to easily locate a specific title/section of the code.

New editions of the U.S. Code are issued every six years, with annual supplement volumes released each year in between editions. For example, the 2006 Edition of the code was published, and then five subsequent supplement volumes were issued:

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Supplement I was published in 2007, Supplement II in 2008, Supplement III in 2009, Supplement IV in 2010…

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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 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: 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
HeinOnline Blogger

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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HeinOnline Content Now Includes Hot-linked URLs

Enhancements, Federal Register, Government Documents, Law Journal Library, Miscellaneous, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Code
HeinOnline Blogger

For a few years now, HeinOnline has had the "citations on this page" feature available. This tool has allowed HeinOnline users to click a citation on the page they are currently viewing, and link directly to that cited material in HeinOnline.
We have now expanded this feature to include URLs to cited content housed outside of the HeinOnline database. The new hot-linked URLs work in the same manner as the citations have. Clicking a blue highlighted URL will open a new tab in your web browser and load the website. If you would like to turn off the hotlinks, simply click the "Citations on this Page" link located above the page image.

The URLs HeinOnline uses are derived from uncorrected OCR…

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Training Resources Now Available for HeinOnline's U.S. Code Collection

U.S. Code
HeinOnline Blogger

We have developed a new help page on the HeinOnline Wiki that is dedicated to using the United States Code collection. You can find a link to the Quick Reference Guide, how-to information, and an explanation of search fields. You will also find several examples of searching techniques including how to search for a Statutes at Large Citation or a Public Law Number as it appears in the U.S. Code. For more information on finding a section in the U.S. Code, refer to our earlier post.

This page can be accessed at:
https://heinonline.org/wiki/index.php/HeinOnlineLibSpec:United_States_Code.

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Searching for a Section in the U.S. Code

Tips and Tricks, U.S. Code
HeinOnline Blogger

Are you searching for a section in the U.S. Code? Using a full text search, you can search by the section number and section title to retrieve the page links to the section as it appears in the U.S. Code. For example, we are looking for 23 U.S.C. 410 in the 2006 edition of the U.S. Code. We first identify that the section title of 410 is “Alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures”.

To pull up this section in the U.S. Code, open the field search option. In the first search box enter the section number and title as “410 Alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures” and select Text from the drop down menu. Now, to refine our results we must identify the title that the section is located in…

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U.S. Code is Coming to HeinOnline in January 2009!

Content News, News, U.S. Code
HeinOnline Blogger

We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Code will be added to HeinOnline’s core collection in January 2009 at no additional charge. For those who do not have a subscription to HeinOnline’s core collection, we will be offering this library at an affordable subscription rate; details will be forthcoming.

As we do with all content in HeinOnline, coverage of the U.S. Code will be from inception in the 1920’s to the most current edition. With HeinOnline’s U.S. Code collection you will be able to search across the text of specific titles within specific editions of the U.S. Code. You will also be able to quickly access a title and a section using a Title/Section lookup tool available directly from the collection’s landing page…

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