CRS Reports in HeinOnline

Content News, Miscellaneous, What's New
Shannon Furtak

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 ( 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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Case Law Powered by Fastcase Now Available to All Core Subscribers

Enhancements, Hot Topic News, Miscellaneous, What's New
Jackie Stanley

Federal and state case law powered by Fastcase is now integrated into all HeinOnline Core subscriptions at no additional cost!












Case Law Linking from Publications in HeinOnline

Like Hein’s ScholarCheck feature, when viewing a document in HeinOnline, the references will now link to the cases in addition to other types of documents cited in HeinOnline. When an article cites a case, the case citation will be highlighted in blue. The blue highlighted case citations link to the case in either HeinOnline or Fastcase…

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Spanish Language Interface Now Available

Enhancements, What's New
Miranda Rosati

¡Ahora se habla español!

We are pleased to announce a new feature! You will now have the option to change the language of the HeinOnline interface to Spanish. When you are logged in to HeinOnline, you will see "Language" as an option in the upper right-hand corner; use this link to switch the interface language to Spanish.


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100 Million Pages Now Available

Company Info, News, What's New
Miranda Rosati


That would fill more than 5,066 shelves in your library!

100,000,000 is a huge milestone for HeinOnline. When HeinOnline was released in May of 2000, it contained one library module, the Law Journal Library, which included 25 law and law related periodicals. Today HeinOnline includes 52 library modules, 64,000 titles, 48,000 books, 2,600 serials and 164,514 volumes. Take a journey through our history by viewing the HeinOnline timeline.

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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 Furtak

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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New Option Available for e-TOC Alerts!

Branding, Enhancements, Miscellaneous, MyHein, What's New
Shannon Furtak

If you're already taking advantage of or you plan to set up HeinOnline branding, we have a new enhancement available that will increase the functionality of the e-TOC alerts currently available to users of the MyHein feature in HeinOnline.

If you use a proxy and provide us the prefix and (if necessary) the suffix to your proxy URL on your branding request, we can create proxy links in e-TOC alert e-mails. This will enable users accessing remotely via a proxy server to simply click on the link to access the material, instead of being redirected to the HeinOnline login page. The e-mail received containing the e-TOC alerts would now look like this:

The direct link will work from any IP authenticated system…

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Update to Subcollection Lists on Welcome Page

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Miscellaneous, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Thanks to additional customer suggestions, we have improved upon the subcollection feature now available on the HeinOnline welcome page. From the list of Subscribed Libraries, main collections can be expanded to show any resident subcollections, thus making it faster and easier to navigate to a specific section of the library.

Any collection that has available subcollections will be noted with a plus sign:

If you click on the collection, it will expand to reveal available quick-linked subcollections:

From here, click on the subcollection that best suits your needs. The “All Titles” option will take you into the full collection:

Please note that clicking on any HeinOnline library that does not have subcollections will continue to take you directly into the library…

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Enhancement: Sub-Collection Quick Links added to List of Subscribed Libraries

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, What's New
Shannon Furtak

You may have noticed that the HeinOnline Welcome Page looks slightly different. Thanks to a suggestion from Jim Heller of the College of William and Mary, we have added quick links to major subcollections under the main collection link for certain HeinOnline libraries. For example, under U.S. Congressional Documents we have now quick-linked to Debates of Congress, Congressional Budget Office, Rules & Precedents, and so on:

Once you click on a subcollection link, you’ll be brought directly into that subcollection within the main library. The subcollection you selected will be highlighted in yellow:

As always, we welcome feedback and suggestions from our valued customers. Thank you for working with us to continually improve and enhance all aspects of HeinOnline…

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