HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: January 2019 Update

Content News, What's New, World Constitutions Illustrated
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in September, we updated our users on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database dating back to May. Read below to find out what documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

Updates from September 2018 to Date

Since the last content news update, we have updated 17 countries and added nearly 170 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

We will continue to post constitutional content news right here in the HeinOnline blog. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive notifications when new posts are published…

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Exploring HeinOnline
Shannon Furtak

GET TO KNOW YOUR HEINONLINE TEAM

Happy holidays! This week is traditionally a time to catch up at work, plan the year ahead, and enjoy too much food with friends and family. Feel free to grab a cup of coffee, get to know some of the HeinOnline bloggers and other team members, and learn about our employees’ favorite things, including their most-loved HeinOnline resources!


SHANNON HEIN

Sales Team

Shannon joined the Hein Company in 1999 to oversee Hein’s acquisition of Fred B. Rothman & Co. and he’s now Executive Vice President and member of the Sales Team…

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New Metric Added to Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Twitter Feedback Leads to New Metric

Professor Orin Kerr is one of the Law Journal Library‘s most popular authors and an avid user of Twitter. Recently, Professor Kerr sent us a direct message on Twitter with several points of feedback on HeinOnline’s Author Profile Pages. He offered the suggestion to add a new metric: average number of citations per article. This new metric counts the cumulative number of times this author’s articles have been cited by other articles, then divides this number by this author’s total number of articles written, to calculate the average number of citations per article.

The new metric is not factored into an author’s overall ScholarCheck ranking analysis…

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New Subcollection Available in the Foreign & International Relations Database!

Content News, Foreign & International Relations Database, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

December is Universal Human Rights Month which honors the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), an international document adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. HeinOnline is proud to partner with the International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) to enhance the Foreign & International Law Resources Database. A brand-new subcollection featuring publications from the IHRLI is now available at no additional charge to subscribers!

This essential organization is committed to protecting the human rights of all people on a global level and educating future legal professionals about the means and methods of doing so. IHRLI meets this commitment through the implementation of innovative human rights projects around the world and through the offering of a wide range of opportunities to study international human rights law…

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NEW DATABASE: Paris Legal Publishers Package!

Content News, Paris Legal Publishers Package, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline has teamed up with Paris Legal Publishers to bring four new journals into HeinOnline’s user-friendly interface. Complete archives and current content are now available for Review of European Administrative LawEuropean Journal of Commercial Contract LawJournal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation, and Journal of Medical Law and Ethics. These four journals have also been added to HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library with a three-year embargo at no additional cost to current subscribers!

  • Brand-new agreement brings current content of prestigious journals from Paris Legal Publishers to HeinOnline
  • New journals address hot-button global legal topics…

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Capital Punishment Research Resources in HeinOnline

Case Law, Exploring HeinOnline, History of Capital Punishment, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases
Shannon Furtak

Capital punishment is one of the most controversial issues facing global society, both today and historically. Many countries have abolished the death penalty. Those which have not include the United States, China, India, Japan, and most Islamic states. The United States is the only Western nation still using capital punishment.

Proponents of the death penalty argue that it is a deterrent to crime, prevents offenders from committing further crimes, and is a tool prosecutors and police can use when plea bargaining with defendants. Opponents believe capital punishment is inhumane, discriminates against poor and minority defendants, and does not actually deter crime.

Death Penalty Fast Facts

  • Since 1976…

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NEW! Updated Search Syntax And Tips and Tricks from HeinOnline Gurus

Searching, Tips and Tricks, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Last month, we tweaked our proximity searching thanks to feedback from a tweet! Users can now use w/# search syntax for proximity searching, which allows people to seamlessly change between interfaces. Today’s post is going to cover all the ins and outs of searching in HeinOnline, including new search syntax options that were recently implemented. By the time you finish this blog post, you’ll be an expert in searching!

New Search Syntax

We are excited to announce that new search syntax options are now available…

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New Legislative Histories Now Available!

U.S. Federal Legislative History, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline’s U.S. Federal Legislative History Library includes comprehensive federal legislative histories published by the U.S. Government Publishing Office as well as private publishers. Users can research legislative intent behind major public laws and follow the progression of a bill from its introduction to its passage. We recently added two new legislative histories to this database, and we want to make sure you didn’t miss them! See what’s new in today’s blog.

FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2016

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The Times They Are a-Changin’

Current Events, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Kid Rock, the Beach Boys and Mike Love were among some of the musicians who joined President Donald Trump at the signing ceremony earlier this month for the Music Modernization Act (MMA). This bill was unanimously passed through the House and Senate prior to reaching the President’s desk. MMA was designed to fix copyright issues revolving around digital steaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora. The new digital wave of streaming made music more accessible; however, artists were losing out on revenue because of this new technology. MMA revamps Section 115 of the U.S. Copyright Act and is a combination of three bills previously introduced in Congress…

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Hot Off the Press: New HeinOnline Search Option

Enhancements, Searching, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline “F T W/”

HeinOnline takes user feedback very seriously. Whenever possible, we implement suggestions we receive. Recently, HeinOnline user @legalkm tweeted about proximity searching:

We immediately looked into whether we could add “w/#” search syntax for proximity searching to HeinOnline’s capabilities, because we don’t like to see sad faces in the same tweet as a reference to HeinOnline…

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