NEW Restatement Section Locator Tool in the American Law Institute Library!

ALI, Searching, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

It is now easier than ever to locate specific sections in Restatements of the Law! Thanks to a suggestion from a customer at the John Marshall Law School, the American Law Institute Library now contains a Restatement Section Locator tool. Whether you are looking for a current Restatement or an older one, HeinOnline meets all your research needs!

Quickly Locate a Restatement

The Restatement Section Locator tool can be found on the American Law Institute Library homepage. To use this tool, choose the Restatement name from the drop-down menu and enter the section number…

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New Chapter Now Available in National Survey of State Laws!

National Survey of State Laws, What's New
Shannon Sabo

Foodies, this brand-new addition to Rich Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws is for you! Food Laws, the most recent chapter in this incredible resource, focuses on the rapidly growing “slow foods” movement. This movement is in response to decades of increases in mass-production, corporate (factory) farming, and marketing of processed foods in supermarkets and restaurants. The slow foods movement encourages consumers to purchase locally produced, in-season foods at venues such as local farmers’ markets.

Naturally, any large movement brings with it problems and controversies, and that’s where the new Food Laws chapter is helpful…

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The Flag, the National Anthem, and the First Amendment

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, U.S. Code
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In 2016, then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, particularly the killing of black Americans by police. During a campaign-style rally in Alabama this past September, President Trump denounced the kneeling protests and proclaimed that any players who refused to stand during the anthem should be fired. After Trump’s comments, hundreds of players joined the protest and the NFL promoted the message that it was unified. Several owners released statements criticizing the president’s comments and some locked arms with their players during the anthem. While some people support the protests, others feel it is disrespectful to the flag and the anthem…

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NEW: Citation Data Extraction is Now Available for Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline recently added a new feature perfect for librarians and scholars tracking citation metrics for an institution’s faculty: users now have the ability to download a CSV of ScholarCheck metrics for an entire institution! This helpful tool was developed thanks to a suggestion from Brian Huffman from William S. Richardson School of Law Library.

Author Profile Pages

HeinOnline’s Author Profile Pages are an excellent way to showcase and promote an author’s scholarly work. This page automatically displays a list of an author’s articles and ScholarCheck statistics, and can be enhanced to include a photo…

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NEW: Email Selected Catalog Search Results

Searching, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline is constantly being updated to include new features to help researchers have the best possible experience. Users can now email selected catalog search results. This new feature is perfect for sharing title lists with students and colleagues. Accounts that are properly branded with proxy information can receive both direct links and proxy links. Don’t have a branded account? Read more about branding in this recent blog post.

How to Email Catalog Search Results

When searching in HeinOnline, the search bar remains stationary throughout the database…

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HeinOnline Branding Update: Logos Return to Welcome Page!

Branding, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back by popular demand, institutional logos are now available on HeinOnline welcome pages for all branded accounts! If you haven’t taken advantage of this incredibly helpful feature, this blog explains how to set up account branding and the valuable features associated with it. On any given day you may have hundreds of users access your organization’s subscription to HeinOnline. However, many of them may not understand that this valuable resource is being made available with support and funding from your organization. Communicating this information to users is simple and effective with HeinOnline branding.

What Are the Advantages of Branding…

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Celebrating United Nations Day

Exploring HeinOnline, United Nations
Lauren Mattiuzzo

October 24, 2017 is United Nations Day. This day celebrates the anniversary of when the United Nations was established in 1945 as an intergovernmental organization whose main objective is to create and maintain international order. This post highlights the history of the United Nations, as well as the extensive UN content that HeinOnline holds.

History of the United Nations

The United Nations replaced the League of Nations, which was considered to be ineffective during World War II. The term United Nations was first used by Franklin D…

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Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom

Case Law, Current Events, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Five years ago, two gay men were turned away by the Christian owner of a bakery in Lakewood, Colorado because of his religious beliefs. The case has been in court ever since and will be heard by the Supreme Court in its new term, which began on October 2nd. This controversial case will examine issues of both equal rights and religious liberty.

Facts of the Case

In 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins planned to legally wed in Massachusetts, because their residing state of Colorado did not recognize same-sex marriage…

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The History of Foreign Relations of the United States

Exploring HeinOnline, Foreign Relations of the U.S.
Shannon Sabo

The United States has formal diplomatic relations with most countries, including all United Nations member states, as well as with the European Union, the Holy See, and Kosovo. Recent global actions of the United States have made headlines: the decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord, the stated refusal to certify Iran’s compliance with the Iran Nuclear Program, and escalating tensions and repeated threats of military action against North Korea, among several others.

HeinOnline contains an essential collection of documents useful for forming a detailed understanding of the history of today’s foreign policies and international relations. The Foreign Relations of the United States series…

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Wrongful Convictions and Innocence Projects

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The Innocence Project celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this month. The number of exonerations in the United States has increased each year for the past three years, and recently hit a record high. There are more than three exonerations on average per week, which is double the 2011 rate. The main causes of wrongful convictions include forensic misconduct, eyewitness misidentification, and inadequate legal defense. HeinOnline is proud to support various innocence projects around the United States.

The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld…

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