AALL Awards 2014 New Product of the Year to Publishing Partners Fastcase & HeinOnline

AALL, Fastcase, Press Release, What's New
Jackie Stanley

AALL Awards 2014 New Product of the Year to Publishing Partners Fastcase and HeinOnline

Integrating Legal Research Libraries and Smarter Tools Benefits Legal Profession

WASHINGTON, DC and GETZVILLE, NY (May 14, 2014) – The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has named publishing partners Fastcase and William S. Hein & Co., Inc. as joint winners of its 2014 New Product of the Year Award. AALL is recognizing the partners for integrating the Fastcase and HeinOnline legal research libraries and research tools. The companies will accept the award during the association’s 107th Annual Meeting this July in San Antonio, Texas.

The New Product of the Year award recognizes new legal information products that enhance or improve existing law library services or procedures…

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CRS Reports Enhanced and Added to the U.S. Congressional Documents Collection

Functionality, Navigating, U.S. Congressional Documents, What's New
Shannon Sabo

Back in early March, we blogged about the availability of CRS Reports in HeinOnline.  We have enhanced their discoverability by creating subcollections for CRS Reports in both the Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II and the History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III libraries.

These subject-specific CRS Reports can be accessed from the Welcome Screen by expanding each collection to reveal subcollections:

Or by entering a collection and choosing CRS Reports from the Browse Options:

Additionally,  we have now brought ALL of these CRS Reports together into one collection and added them to our U.S…

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Enhancement: Search within a Specific Collection from the Welcome Page!

Enhancements, Searching, What's New
Shannon Sabo

Back in January, we enhanced the one-box search function on the Welcome Page. In addition to being able to search the text of all subscribed collections, users were given the ability to search the catalog fields and also to search for material by Bluebook citation. We have recently added yet another enhancement to one-box searching! Users can now narrow their search to a specific collection from this tool. Once you are logged into HeinOnline, simply select one particular library before utilizing the search box.

For example, if you would like to search for any U.S. Congressional Documents contained in HeinOnline that pertain to the topic of homeland security and Senator Charles Schumer:

From there…

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U.S. International Trade Library Grows to 1.5 Million Pages

International Trade, What's New
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The U.S. International Trade Library is a comprehensive library that comprises multiple resources in one area for easy access.  The library contains USITC publications for 1961-2014, Legislative Histories, CFR Titles 15 and 19, U.S. Code Titles 15 and 19, Scholarly Articles on International Trade and other works related to international trade — all in one collection.  Together, these resources feature the exchange of goods and services between the United States and other nations, as well as the history of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.  This collection brings together more than 1.5 million pages' worth of content.

Among the new additions to the Library are:

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New HeinOnline Collection Available: Women and the Law (Peggy)

FAQ, What's New
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline is pleased to announce the release of Women and the Law (Peggy), a new collection uniting books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law.

Notable works included in this library are History of Woman Suffrage (1881-1922), the complete Feminism and Legal Theory Project, and the Documentary History of the Legal Aspects of Abortion series. Also featured are other works on abortion, biographies of famous women, works pertaining to legal rights and suffrage, and books and journals that pertain to the role of women in education and employment.

We have included this valuable collection at no additional cost to Academic Core subscribers…

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Newly Redesigned Help and Support Page & Training Available

Enhancements, FAQ, HeinOnline Support, Training, What's New
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Now featuring HeinOnline's newly redesigned Help and Support Pages.

HeinOnline has just launched a new Help Page.  This page is more user friendly than the previous page and integrates the HeinOnline blog so that you can see other help topics and subjects previously discussed in HeinOnline.

If you have a question about something you are researching in HeinOnline or if you do not know how to use a feature of HeinOnline, our Help Page has training guides, library specific support, our most frequently asked questions on a variety of topics and video demonstrations.

The new Help Page is fully searchable and your search results will include the aforementioned resources and blog posts that have discussed your topic.  The search box also includes an autofill feature.  Simply start typing your search terms into the search box and HeinOnline will suggest possible search topics for you…

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Quick Reference Search Help Box Now Available!

Miscellaneous, What's New
Shannon Sabo

Thanks to a great suggestion from Gregory Ivy, Associate Director of the Underwood Law Library at Southern Methodist University, we have improved our Search Help links on both the HeinOnline Welcome Page and from inside any HeinOnline collection. From the Welcome Page, click the Search Help link directly under the search bar:

This will display a convenient pop-up menu of the proper search syntax to use in any search box in HeinOnline:

From inside the Law Journal Library (or any HeinOnline collection), simply click the Search tab, and choose Search Help:

The feedback we receive from our valued customers is welcomed and helps us continually improve HeinOnline…

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CRS Reports in HeinOnline

Content News, Miscellaneous, What's New
Shannon Sabo

The Congressional Research Service is a division of the Library of Congress responsible for conducting research and analyses on a wide range of national policy issues, ultimately generating reports of their findings.  While there is not currently one comprehensive source for all Congressional Research Service Reports, HeinOnline has accumulated a  collection of over 880 reports.

CRS Reports are located in both the Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II and History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III libraries. From either library's homepage, you will find collections of these reports in the list of available titles:

Click here to view the taxation CRS Reports…

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Parallel Case Law Citations

Case Law, Fastcase, Miscellaneous, What's New
Miranda Rosati

Case Law is now available on HeinOnline powered by Fastcase and available to all HeinOnline Core Subscribers! Have you checked this out yet? If not and you are a core subscriber, you can do so now.

You may have noticed parallel citations showing as you view case law in HeinOnline. Since cases or judicial opinions can be published by more than one publisher, the case name may be followed by one or more parallel citations. The official reporter is provided by the publisher with which the court has contracted to publish the reports; any other citation is called unofficial. It is acceptable to cite either the official or unofficial versions as the text of the opinions will be the same…

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Enhancements to HeinOnline Welcome Page

Enhancements, Miscellaneous, What's New
Miranda Rosati

Welcome Page Revamped to Make Searching More User-Friendly!

We have created a new HeinOnline Welcome page (http://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome). This new page functions exactly the same as it did previously but is now laid out in a more user-friendly display and gives you a new option for searching. From the top of the page, you now see tabs indicating the different options available for searching and navigating HeinOnline, which include: Full Text Search, Catalog Search, Citation Navigator, Fastcase, and MyHein. Use the options in the following ways:

  • Full Text Search – Previously labeled as Search All Subscribed Collections, this box allows you to search the full text, title, or author across all your subscribed libraries…

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