April 2018 Newsletter – Major Database Updates

April 2018 Newsletter


Content Summary


  • Updated databases: 53 
  • New titles: 2,735
  • New volumes: 3,271
  • New pages added last month: 732,248
  • Total pages in HeinOnline: 156,506,767

Session Laws Update


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 August 2017, 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!

Texas is Now Fully Indexed


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

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

Using the Indexing for Quicker Research


To quickly retrieve a chapter, act, or page, use the Session Laws Quick Locator tool that can be found on the Session Laws Library homepage, or within a particular state. Simply select the state and plug in the year and chapter/act information to retrieve the document.

This tool will take users to the exact page where the chapter begins.


Provincial Statutes of Canada Update


The Provincial Statutes of Canada database includes Provincial Statutes for all ten Canadian provinces and contains more than a million pages of public and private acts passed by Canadian provincial governments.

Current Content Now Available for Manitoba


The province of Manitoba’s coverage in HeinOnline previously included historical and revised statutes only. Manitoba has now been updated to include current coverage as well.

Current, Revised, and Historical Coverage:


  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Manitoba – New
  • Ontario
  • Yukon Territory

Historical and Revised Statutes Only:


  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Territories

Using the Database


Select a province using the browse options at the top of the database homepage or the map view to see the available content for each province: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory.