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Citations in HeinOnline

There are multiple ways to find and use citations throughout HeinOnline. Let’s take a look at all the ways you can use citations.

Video Tutorial

This video will demonstrate how to use citations to locate documents and cases, find referenced material within a document, cite a specific document in multiple formats, and export those citations to various platforms.

One-Box Citation Search

Easily retrieve a document by selecting the Citation option in the drop-down menu of the one-box main search bar in HeinOnline.

Citation Format Guide

To find proper abbreviations, use the Citation Format Guide located within the Advanced Search of any HeinOnline database.

image of citation format guide in advanced search

Simply click on “Citation Format Guide” to view a list of titles, sorted alphabetically. Browse by Title Name or Citation.

image of citation format guide

When a title has multiple citations, they will all be listed in the Citation Format Guide. Click on either the title or citation to enter the volume number and page number.

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Database Specific Citation Navigator

If a database includes its own citation navigator, users will see it listed under the main one-box search bar within the database.

For example, the Federal Register Library has its own navigator:

image of citation navigator in Federal Register Library

Which looks like this:

image of Federal Register citation navigator

Highlighted Citations in HeinOnline

Citations on pages in HeinOnline are highlighted for easy navigation among related documents. If a citation exists in HeinOnline, the citation is highlighted in blue.

image of footnotes with citations

Clicking the hyperlink directs the user to the document referenced in the citation:

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Use the Cite Button Located in HeinOnline

Located above the table of contents of any document in HeinOnline is the cite button:

image of citation button in HeinOnline

This tool provides the document’s citation in multiple citation formats including Bluebook, American Psychological Association (APA)ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, ChicagoMcGill Guide, Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC), MLA and the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).

image of citation options in HeinOnline

Users have the ability to export journal citations to Refworks, Endnote, NoodleTools, or as a Text File from the cite button in HeinOnline.


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