Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Introducing our New Icons in HeinOnline

Enhancements, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

We are excited to announce our new informational icons in HeinOnline! We consistently strive to make your HeinOnline user experience easier and better. These icons will help to keep you updated on the latest enhancements, newest titles, more information, MARC records, and more! To locate these icons in HeinOnline, look to the left of a title listing.

Meet the New Icons


Question Mark Icon

This icon is our more information link. It provides  coverage information, the publisher information, ISSN, Frequency, Embargo, Publication Type, Edit Type, along with a description of the title and availability of hard copy or microform of back issues or volumes…

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Session Laws Indexing Project Update June 2018

Enhancements, Session Laws, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

Back in April 2017 we blogged about the Session Laws indexing project and announced that all 50 states were indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. In January 2018, we released an update to the project, reporting that two states were indexed back to inception. We have been diligently indexing our way through the states and we have some news to share!

Overview of the Project

The following states have been indexed back to inception thus far:

  1. California (1849-2017)
  2. Massachusetts (1661-2015)
  3. New York (1691-2017)
  4. Maryland (1692-2018)
  5. Florida (1822-2017)
  6. Illinois (1809-2016)
  7. Ohio (1788-2016)
  8. Georgia (1735-2017)
  9. Texas (1836-2017)
  10. Indiana (1801-2017)

Minnesota will be the next state indexed back to inception…

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You Can Bet On It: The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act

Current Events, Navigating
Kaylyn Zurawski

Game Over

Recently, in a 6-to-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which was consolidated with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horse Men’s Association v. NCAA, to allow each of the 50 states to decide whether to permit sports betting. For the past 25 years, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA) had limited legal sports betting to one state (plus 4 more that had been grandfathered in). Check out Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases’ write-up on New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association v. NCAA.

In the conclusion of the decision…

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Subject Compilations of State Laws: New Volume and Online Update Available

Subject Compilations of State Laws, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

New 2016-2017 Volume!

The new 2016-2017 volume is now available in print and in the Subject Compilations of State Laws database! This volume contains 600 entries under 225 main subject headings. New topics in this volume include robots and transportation companies like Uber and Lyft. The annotated material includes law review and other periodical articles, appellate court opinions, books, briefs from cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state courts, commercial database contents, federal and state government publications, looseleaf services, and websites. Database users also enjoy access to the current and all prior volumes in this series…

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The Supreme Court and Workers’ Rights

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

Three cases were brought before the Supreme Court on May 21st, involving tens of thousands of nonunion employees. The cases were brought against Ernst & Young, LLP; Epic Systems Corporation; and Murphy Oil USA, Inc. to rule whether or not class action waivers were a violation of the National Labor Relations Act. The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that employers can use contracts with workers to ban them from joining class-action lawsuits, as well as mandating individual arbitration in the event of a dispute.

About the Cases

The three companies involved in the Supreme Court case required their employees to waive their rights to join a class-action suit…

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The George Wythe Collection is Now Available in Legal Classics!

Legal Classics, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In February, we announced that the Legal Classics database had reached more than 11,000 titles. We are now excited to announce a new addition to this database! The George Wythe Collection, composed of 160 titles, is now available in Legal Classics. Although the George Wythe Collection is much larger than 160 titles, the HeinOnline collection contains mainly law-related content. This collection has been added at no additional cost to subscribers.

Who Was George Wythe?

George Wythe was the first American law professor…

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HeinOnline Is Legal!

Company Info, Exploring HeinOnline
Shannon Sabo

This month, HeinOnline celebrates its 18th birthday. Since May of 2000, HeinOnline has provided legal and academic information to the library community and beyond in an image-based, user-friendly, and fully searchable format!

Where It All Began

HeinOnline’s history is extensively traced in The Invention of HeinOnline: The Story of Hein’s Dramatic Transformation in Response to the Coming of the Electronic Age by Joe Gerken. In 1995, before ‘internet’ was a household word, a memo was drafted by Kevin Marmion, then vice president of William S…

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Racial Disparity and Lethal Force

Current Events, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

A study published in February by the American Journal of Public Health was conducted to update previous examinations of racial/ethnic disparities in the use of lethal force by law enforcement in the United States. According to the study, black men are nearly three times as likely to be killed by legal intervention than white men. Additionally, American Indians or Alaska Natives are also nearly three times as likely and Hispanic men are nearly twice as likely to be killed. View the full report here.

Study Results

James Buehler…

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New Titles Available in the Law Journal Library!

Content News, Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We are always increasing the value of a HeinOnline subscription, and are pleased to announce that we have expanded our existing agreement with Cambridge University Press! Nearly 40 Cambridge University Press journals, including more than 20 brand new titles, are now part of the Law Journal Library. These titles are being added at no additional cost. We hope you enjoy these new additions!

Cambridge University Press Titles in HeinOnline

The following titles are available in HeinOnline…

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Important Information Regarding HeinOnline Security Upgrade

Access, HTTPS
Kaylyn Zurawski

HeinOnline has supported both HTTP and HTTPS protocols for many years. Effective June 19th, 2018, HeinOnline is phasing out the HTTP protocol and is automatically redirecting all visitors to the secured (HTTPS) version of our site: https://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome.


We have received positive feedback about this security upgrade. We would like to address a few questions that have been asked: 


  1. Users may start using the new (secured) version of our site right away: https://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome. This secured version has been supported for several years.
  2. We will automatically redirect http to https for the foreseeable future…

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