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Five Things You Can Do in Less Than 15 Seconds in HeinOnline

In the research world, time is often critical when it comes to billable hours and project deadlines.  The HeinOnline support team has compiled a short list of tasks which can be accomplished in less than 15 seconds in HeinOnline. This list is by no means comprehensive.


  • All tasks begin on the HeinOnline Welcome Page.
  • There are multiple ways to find material in HeinOnline; these are merely suggested methods.
  • If you happen to be a wicked-fast typist, you can probably beat our times and we encourage you to try.

1. Find a Journal Article by Title

To find an article by title, enter the Law Journal Library and enter all or a portion of the title into HeinOnlne’s one-search. Then, select Title from the drop-down menu.

image of a title search in HeinOnline

Click the title to view the full text of the article.

image of search result in the Law Journal Library

2. Find a Page in the Federal Register by Citation

To find a specific page in the Federal Register, or any other title when you know the document’s citation, use the Citation option within the drop-down menu of the main search bar.

Image of citation search in HeinOnline

This will bring you directly into the document.

image of Federal Register document

3. Find a Supreme Court Case by Name

Select the U.S. Supreme Court Library and click the Advanced Search link located beneath the main search bar. Use the Case Name field to enter, for example, Miranda v. Arizona.

image of advanced search option in U.S. Supreme Court Library

Click the case’s title to access the official, U.S. Reports-published version of this historic case.

image of search results in HeinOnline

4. Find a Case from Fastcase’s Database Using a Citation

Use the Citation option from the drop-down menu within HeinOnline’s one-box search. Enter the case’s citation.

image of citation search within HeinOnline's one-box

Next, the case will be pulled into HeinOnline from Fastcase.

image of Fastcase case in HeinOnline

5. Ask for Help from a HeinOnline Support Team Member

From anywhere in the database, select the Help drop-down menu from the options bar on the upper right side of the page. Choose Live Chat to be connected to a human who can help you between 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM ET Monday through Friday.

image of help options in HeinOnline

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