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HeinOnline App

March 16th, 2015 No comments


HeinOnlineApp_UsersGuideNow you can have access to the world’s largest image-based legal research database, HeinOnline, on your iPhone/iPad. View and download image-based PDFs, access content by citation, browse by volume, navigate a volume with the electronic table of contents, and use full advanced searching techniques. Visit the App store to download the HeinOnline App to your iPhone or iPad.

Logging In:  Click the IP Authentication button if you have IP authentication through your university or organization. Or, log in using your HeinOnline username and password.

Accessing Content:  After you log in, you will see a list of all collections you are subscribed to. Click on any library name to open the contents of the library.

Title Lookup:  After selecting a library, you will be given the option to enter a publication title. Enter the name of the journal or publication using quotations to enclose the phrase.  NOTE: This tool will not look for article titles.

Navigating Inside a Library:  From inside a library, the Search option will always appear in the upper right hand corner. For collections with a citation navigator (ie. Law Journal Library), a “Cite Nav” option will appear next to the Search.

Searching:  Click “Search” in the upper right hand corner to conduct a search. This search box functions as an advanced search, so utilize the advanced search syntax, and as with all searching in HeinOnline, be sure to use quotes around phrases.

Citation Navigator:  Click “Cite Nav” in the upper right hand corner to use the Citation Navigator. As you start to enter the abbreviation for the citation, a list will populate below, select your citation from that list, then enter the volume and page number and click “Get Citation.” This will open the exact page entered.

View imaged-based PDFs: Once you select a volume of a title, you will be able to view the image based PDF, and easily expand the image to zoom or slide from page to page.

PDF Downloads:  Select “PDF” when viewing a page to have the option to download PDFs onto to iPad or iPhone. Select the pages you wish to download and click the download button. Then use PDF viewer to view downloads.

eTOC: Select “TOC” when viewing a page to reveal the electronic table of contents and jump to a title within the volume.


Case Law Integrated into HeinOnline

March 13th, 2015 No comments


William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with Fastcase, a leading next-generation legal research service that features powerful “best-case-first” tools that make research faster than ever. This partnership allows Hein to provide federal and state case law powered by Fastcase to HeinOnline via inline hyperlinks, along with the option to retrieve case law by citation.


What is Fastcase?

As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Fastcase provides federal and state case law in an HTML format which can be downloaded to a PDF or printed.

Case Law Coverage

The federal case coverage includes the judicial opinions of the Supreme Court (1754–present), Federal Circuits (1924–present), Board of Tax Appeals (vols. 1–47), Tax Court Memorandum Decisions (vols. 1–59), U.S. Customs Court (vols. 1–70), Board of Immigration Appeals (1996–present), Federal District Courts (1924–present), and Federal Bankruptcy Courts (1B.R. 1–present). The state case law covers all fifty states, with nearly half of the states dating back to the 1800s. Coverage for the remaining states dates back to approximately 1950.


Link to Case Law 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.






















When will you see Fastcase content?
HeinOnline case law includes early editions of the Federal Reporter (1891–1922) and U.S. Supreme Court Reports. Whenever possible, they will link you to case law in HeinOnline. When the case law is not included in HeinOnline, they will link you to the case powered by Fastcase while staying on the HeinOnline server. Thus, you will not need to adjust any authentications or proxy settings, but you will notice a slight change in format. Where HeinOnline provides the exact page replications of the original document, Fastcase provides a reformatted, plain text version





Retrieve Case Law By Citation in HeinOnline
You will now see a Fastcase tab when using HeinOnline. Use this tab to retrieve case law by Bluebook citation. From this tab you will see a citation search box which will allow you to copy and paste a case law citation directly into the search box. In addition, they also provide a Direct Citation option which will allow you to type in the volume, use a drop-down menu for the case abbreviation and enter the page number to find your citation. Both options will retrieve the full text of the case in Fastcase’s HTML format.





Parallel Citations
Cases or judicial opinions can be published by more than one publisher.  When this occurs, 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. The unofficial may contain additional editorial features which differ from the official. Fastcase relies on the use of official and unofficial publications in order to provide the full text and provides parallel citations where available. 


The New ABA Law Library Collection of Periodicals on HeinOnline

February 27th, 2015 No comments


In partnership with the American Bar Association, HeinOnline has released a brand new collection which digitizes the ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals and makes the current files available to you via HeinOnline.




ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals Features:

Forty-four titles previously available only to ABA Section members, including:
• Appellate Practice
• Children’s Rights Litigation
• Family Law Litigation
• International Litigation
• Trial Practice
• And many more!

For the first time ever in HeinOnline, these titles will be available as full color PDFs.

Not only does this library include current ABA content, it also includes seamless linking to the entire archive of these ABA periodicals.


ScholarCheck from HeinOnline

February 13th, 2015 No comments


Using HeinOnline’s ScholarCheck tool is like having an assistant helping with your legal research!  In the past year, HeinOnline made several enhancements to ScholarCheck. They’ve integrated the features of ScholarCheck into case law powered by Fastcase. They’ve also added the ability to view the number of times an article has been viewed by other HeinOnline users in a rolling 12-month period. They’ve added the ScholarCheck “cited by articles” analysis to Index to Foreign Legal PeriodicalsUsers can now view the cumulative number of times an author’s articles have been cited by other articles next to the author’s name in search results.

One of the cornerstone features of ScholarCheck is the ability to use inline hyperlinks to quickly jump between related documents in HeinOnline, making it easy to access both primary and secondary legal research sources without leaving HeinOnline. Citations on pages are highlighted in blue:














Tips on Finding a Publication or an Article in HeinOnline

January 27th, 2015 No comments


How do you know if our law library has access to a publication in HeinOnline? 

Search for a particular Title:

The easiest way to find out if a title is available in HeinOnline and the collection in which it resides is by using the Catalog Search tab from the main page:









Enter the title and change the drop-down menu to Publication Title, and then click search. Titles that meet your search criteria will appear in the results, which will also list the collection(s) in which each title appears:





















Search for a particular Article:

From the main page, search for an article using this search syntax: title:”Race and Essentialism in Feminist Legal Theory” and click search:






You can also use the quick search bar on the Law Journal Library homepage to quickly retrieve an article by title, author or Bluebook citation:











From the search results, click the title of the article to access the material:











HeinOnline Law Journal Library

January 9th, 2015 No comments


Interested in learning the basics of navigating and searching in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library?  This video shows a HeinOnline user how to navigate through the Law Journal Library and utilize the various research tools available in HeinOnline.



Check out HeinOnline’s Foreign and International Law Resources Database

January 8th, 2015 No comments


Presented in five parts, this collection enables researchers to easily search across multiple international law titles simultaneously. Like most other HeinOnline content, the Foreign and International Law Resources Database contains documents from inception in an image-based (PDF) and fully searchable format.




  • Part I: International Yearbooks and Periodicals contains nearly 50 titles exclusive to this collection, all of which go back in inception. Notable titles include Human Rights, the Helsinki Accords, and the United States: Selected Executive and Congressional Documents, Labour Law Documents, and many more.
  • Part II: U.S. Law Digests contains historical digests that pertain to international law and the United States’ practice in international law, as well as the Digest of United States Practice in International Law from inception to current.
  • Part III contains publications of international tribunals and judicial decisions, including Hague Permanent Court of International Justice (Series A-F).
  • Part IV includes other titles significant to international law research, like American Series of Foreign Penal Codes and Country Reports on Terrorism.
  • Part V: Court of Justice of the European Communities contains case law from the most important court in Western Europe. The Court of Justice has decision making power in all matters involving the European Union and its jurisdiction extends to all countries that are members of the EU.

To search for cases in this collection, use the Advanced Search tool. For example, if you are looking for the 2009 case Kay Labate v Commission of the European Communities, change the drop-down menu of one of the search fields to Title and enter a portion of the case title; also, enter 2009 to 2009 in the date range fields:



The search results contain all relevant cases from the European Court Reports.