What's New In HeinOnline?

Enhancements, Law Journal Library, Training Guides, U.S. Federal Agency Library, What's New
Shannon Sabo

We are pleased to be in the home stretch of winter, and to announce this month's HeinOnline updates!

New This Month

We're especially excited about an update to our agreement with American Law Institute-Continuing Legal Education. There will no longer be an embargo on the following titles:

Access these titles by entering the American Law Institute Library and selecting ALI-CLE Publications from the browse options:

We have also added links to available Quick Reference Guides from the breadcrumb trail for any collection having its own guide…

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The Best Source for Statutory Materials and GPO Publications

CFR, Exploring HeinOnline, Federal Register, Government Documents, Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Federal Agency Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline is a legal research powerhouse, filled with 60 unique collections, nearly 100,000 titles, and more than 130,000,000 million pages. The database is image-based and fully searchable, and it contains a tremendous depth of content. While other databases have law reviews and government documents dating back to the 1980s, HeinOnline's collections almost always date back to inception. In addition, HeinOnline often has the most current material, making it the most logical source for both historical investigation and today's legal research.

In addition to more than 2,200 law and law-related periodicals and a phenomenal collection of historical legal treatises which contains works by some of the most celebrated legal minds in history, HeinOnline is an excellent source for United States statutory material and Government Publishing Office publications…

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FRCP: Inception to Current Available in HeinOnline

Congress & the Courts, Exploring HeinOnline, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Federal Agency Library
Shannon Sabo

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) govern civil procedure for all United States federal courts. They are published by the United States Supreme Court in accordance with the Rules Enabling Act, the act of Congress giving the judicial branch this responsibility.

This month, several amendments took effect which impact numerous aspects of civil litigation. This article written by Orrick, a leading global law firm, nicely summarizes the changes, which include: 

  • Requiring parties, in addition to courts, to construe, administer, and employ the FRCP to ensure justice in the most expedient and cost-effective manner;
  • Shortening the limit on serving a summons and complaint from 120 days to 90 days;
  • Changing discovery rules and production time frames;
  • Repealing Rule 84…

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Looking for Government Documents during the Shutdown?

Government Documents, Miscellaneous, U.S. Federal Agency Library
Shannon Sabo

The government may be closed for all non-essential business, but at HeinOnline we are hard at work to ensure that you have access to the most up-to-date information as well as historical archives for many government publications. Check out what we have in our U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions and Appeals collection. Looking specifically for the Congressional Record or a particular Congressional Hearing? Try our U.S. Congressional Documents collection, where we update the Congressional Record Daily after each day of congressional activity and the Congressional Record itself goes back to inception! Also included in HeinOnline are the United States Reports, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations

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New Options Available in the U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions and Appeals Collection

Enhancements, Miscellaneous, U.S. Federal Agency Library, What's New
Shannon Sabo

In our U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions and Appeals collection, you now have the ability to narrow search results by the specific federal agency responsible for publishing the document. For example, if you run a search for "homeland security" and want only documents published by the Department of Homeland Security, you can run your search as follows in the Search tab, Advanced Search function:

This will give you 2,262 results* for sections containing the term "homeland security". You can choose your agency in the Agency search facet at the left of the page:

Selecting the agency will narrow the results to a more manageable 65 matches…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Occupational Safety and Health Reveiw Commission Reports (1971-1975)

Exploring HeinOnline, U.S. Federal Agency Library
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Coming Soon to the Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals Library

New this month are reports of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) from 1971-1975. The OSHRC is charged with ruling on cases forwarded to it by the Department of Labor when disagreements arise over the results of safety and health inspections performed by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, serves to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatalities by issuing and enforcing rules called standards for workplace safety and health.

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Exploring HeinOnline: Decisions of the U.S. Department of Treasury (1899-1966)

Exploring HeinOnline, U.S. Federal Agency Library
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Coming Soon to the Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals Library!

The U.S. Department of the Treasury was established in 1789 by an Act of Congress to improve and manage the government revenue and public credit, to prepare and report estimates of public revenue and public expenditures, and manage other services relative to the finances of the United States. Also falling under responsibility of the Department of the Treasury is enforcing Federal finance and tax laws, investigating and prosecuting tax evaders, forgers, smugglers, counterfeiters and the like. HeinOnline’s Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals Library now includes the judicial opinions that were published by the U.S. Treasury Department from 1899-1966,

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HeinOnline’s Tip of the Week: How to quickly locate a case in the FCC Record by searching only the index

Tips and Tricks, U.S. Federal Agency Library
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Do you often find yourself searching for a case name in the FCC Record in HeinOnline’s U.S. Federal Agency Library? This week’s tip focuses on how to search across just the Table of Cases in the Index to find the exact page upon which the case resides.

You may ask, “can’t I just run a text search for the case name?” The answer is, yes of course you can! However, if you narrow your search to look across the index, you will be able to target your search results to find the specific page that the case resides on within the volume. Whereas, if you search for the case name across only the text…

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