HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: How to Find & Search Across Vol. 68A - Internal Revenue Code of 1954 in the U.S. Statutes at Large

Are you looking for Vol. 68A -Internal Revenue Code of 1954 in the U.S. Statutes at Large? Do you have a specific term you are searching for? If so, this week’s tip will guide you through the process of browsing to the volume and subsequently browsing the pages. We will also illustrate how to search across just the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 for specific terms.

Browsing to Vol. 68A - Internal Revenue Code of 1954:

First, let’s focus on locating the volume from within the U.S. Statutes at Large library. From the U.S. Statutes at Large collection home page, click on "United States Statutes at Large" from the title listing.

Then scroll through the list of volumes until you see Volume 68 and click on 68.

Once volume 68 opens in the viewing window, click on the Table of Contents tab and then click on the link in the left menu that says "Click here to load Table of Contents into this area".


Once the Table of Contents loads in the left menu, scroll all the way to the bottom where you find a link to the beginning of Vol. 68A - Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Click on the page link to jump to the beginning of Vol. 68A - Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

QUICK HINT: If you do not want to browse to the volume, and you wish to quickly search for Vol. 68A, you can simply enter title:"Vol. 68A - Internal Revenue Code" into the quick search box in the left menu and this will pull up one result with a direct link to the beginning of the section.


Searching within Vol. 68A - Internal Revenue Code of 1954:

The text of this section (Vol. 68A) spans over 900 pages, therefore if you have a specific term that you are looking for across the text, running a search is the most effective method to quickly locate what you are looking for. Let’s look at an example to illustrate how best to do this.

We want to find information about import taxes on lumber. Click on the Search tab in the upper left hand corner, then click on Field Search. Enter Vol. 68A - Internal Revenue Code of 1954 into the first search box, click on phrase and select Title from the drop down menu. We have tagged Vol. 68A as its own section within this volume, thus allowing you to search for it using the Title field. Note: When using the hyphen be sure to include a space before and after the hyphen, and also be sure to include the "." after vol. Now, enter lumber into the second search box, click on word and select Text from the drop down menu. Then highlight U.S. Statutes at Large from the title listing and click search.


This will return 1 result to Vol. 68A. Click on View Matching Text Pages to link to the pages within Vol. 68A that discuss the lumber imposition tax.

Let’s take a look at another example. Now, we want to find the section entitled Federal Unemployment Tax Act within Employment Taxes that specifically addresses the approval of state laws. To build this search, enter Vol. 68A - Internal Revenue Code into the first search box, click on phrase and select Title from the drop down menu. Insert Federal Unemployment Tax Act into the second search box, click on phrase and select Text from the drop down menu. Now, insert approval of state laws into the last search box, click on phrase and select Text from the drop down menu. Highlight U.S. Statutes at Large in the title listing and click search.

Click on View Matching Text Pages to view a list of pages that discuss the approval of state laws as they relate to the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. It’s important to note here, that you will most likely get 1-2 matching page results first that link to the table of contents sections within the volume. Therefore, read through the text excerpts to determine which page links directly to the text portion of the act.


MyHein Hint:

Do you reference this volume often? If so, try creating a MyHein account and save the below search query to your account. Why? The next time you want to research the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, you will be able to quickly pull up your MyHein account, re-run the saved search query, and then "search within these results" to search for the word/phrase within the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 that you are looking for. Here’s a detailed explanation:

1) Run the quick search for the title as we did earlier in the post.


2) Once you have the search result that links to Vol. 68A - Internal Revenue Code of 1954, save it to your MyHein account by choosing "Save to MyHein Search Queries".
3) Then name the tag "Internal Revenue Code of 1954" and click Enter into Research.

4) Now, the next time you want to find something in this title, open your Saved Search Queries from within your MyHein account.
5) Click on the link to run the search for the title.

6) Once the result appears, click "Search Within These Results".

7) Enter your search terms, for example text:lumber.



1 comment:

  1. If vol. 68A is a separate volume, why don't you just include it in the list of volumes so people could select it directly? I understand your tip -- but, golly, it seems like this would be something to take to the programmers so that users don't have to go through that. If they have a citation for 68A Stat. 123, they should be able to see 68A in the list of volumes. And it should work in the Citation Navigator, too. (It doesn't now. You have to put in 68 Stat. 123 and then select 68A.)

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