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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NEW DATABASE: Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide Including New York City and the District of Columbia

Prestatehood Legal Materials, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

Available digitally for the first time!

This new database is derived from the AALL’s Joseph L. Andrews Literature Award-winning 2005 sourcebook, Prestatehood Legal Materials, which is edited by Michael Chiorazzi and Marguerite Most and is held in more than 350 libraries. It provides brief overviews of state histories from colonization to statehood and identifies a wide range of both readily available and hard-to-find materials from each state; links to more than 1,500 full-text documents are provided. This is an invaluable and comprehensive tool for researchers. Unprecedented in its coverage of territorial government, this database holds resources that reveal the underlying legal principles that helped shape the United States…

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: A 2017-2018 Update

What's New, World Constitutions Illustrated
Kaylyn Zurawski

HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated enables legal scholars to research the constitutional and political development of every country in the world. It includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries. It also includes constitutional periodicals, thousands of classic books, other related works such as the World Factbook, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.


2017 to Date Updates

From February 2017 to date, we have added 622 constitutional documents, updated 87 countries, and added 202 new titles to our World Constitutions Illustrated database.…

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Facebook Scandals and Internet Security

Current Events, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In March, it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a U.K.-based data-mining firm, used Facebook to collect demographic information on tens of millions of Americans. This firm has ties to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Reports state that the information was collected via an app which gave developers access to data such as photos, work histories, birthdays, and religious and political affiliations. This was all revealed after the indictment of 13 Russians and three companies which unveiled a network designed to manipulate the same campaign. These controversies have sparked a conversation about the ethics of data mining.

The Cambridge Affair

Facebook granted permission to University of Cambridge psychology professor Aleksandr Kogan to collect information from users who downloaded his app in 2014…

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NEW Citation Format: McGill Guide!

Citations, Customer Suggestion, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Have you heard about the latest citation format addition to the Law Journal Library? Users can now access the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, otherwise known as the McGill Guide! We’d like to thank Vicki Leung from the University of Windsor for suggesting this idea. As you can see, this was exciting news for our Canadian friends!

How To Locate The McGill Guide Citation

Let’s begin by constructing a search in the Law Journal Library

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NEW DATABASE: Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

Content News, Gun Regulation and Legislation in America, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME:

Periodicals, legislative histories and government documents on this timely topic!

In the wake of several of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history and following the nineteenth anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School, HeinOnline is offering Gun Regulation and Legislation in America free of charge to all U.S. Core subscribers, academics, and other institutional libraries.

About This Database

Containing more than 500 titles and 894 volumes, this new database includes periodicals…

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NEW Print Edition of Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories is now available!

Content News, U.S. Federal Legislative History
Lauren Mattiuzzo

It has been four years since a new edition was published for this essential tool used for legislative history research! Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books, 1st Congress–114th Congress, Fourth Edition was compiled by new editors and includes more than 3,300 laws and nearly 7,800 bibliographic records! This book is easy to use and is perfect for librarians, attorneys, government employees, students, and researchers.

About The New Edition

A legislative history is the collection of documents produced in Congress during the enactment of a law…

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Climate Change, the Environment and the Law

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The topic of climate change has been more prevalent in the past few years as global temperatures have risen. This challenging and complex issue affects everyone, everywhere. This blog discusses the definition of climate change, the current U.S. government administration’s policies on and responses to this change, and how users can research this topic in HeinOnline.

Climate Change

Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns over an extended period of time. This change can include a shift in average weather conditions or a variation of weather within long-term conditions…

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