August 2018 Newsletter – Introduction

August 2018 Newsletter

Content Summary

  • Updated databases: 46
  • New titles: 2,454
  • New volumes: 57,428
  • New pages added last month: 1,227,152
  • Total pages in HeinOnline: 159,638,664

Dear Valued Customer,

July was an exciting month for the HeinOnline team! We had a great time catching up with friends and colleagues at the 111th American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting & Conference in Baltimore. We presented new and upcoming content and helpful research tools, and even got the chance to explore the city during an unofficial Hein fun run! If you missed any of our in-booth presentations, please feel free to download our slide decks here.

Customers were excited to hear about the upcoming launch of the first phase of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in HeinOnline, as well the John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection, which is another new database that has just been released. July also marked the release of a new database and two new books, along with updates to the HeinOnline interface.

We’re pleased to provide our subscribers with another monthly update containing more than one million pages of new journals, government documents, legal treatises, and other exciting material!

Content Updates

The Law Journal Library has officially surpassed 2,600 titles as it continues to grow with the addition of 14 new journals this month. Two new journals have been added to the Bar Journals Library for a total of 133 state and local bar journals. A new issue (2017:4) of Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is now available, which includes seven special collections within the issue. The Legal Classics Library received 98 new titles this month, Religion and the Law received 15 new titles, and Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law grew by 31 new titles. Altogether, more than 2,400 titles have been added to various databases in HeinOnline, which are noted in this month’s content release.

Coming Soon

We are excited to announce that the U.S. Congressional Serial Set is coming soon to HeinOnline! This will be included at no additional charge for U.S. Academic and Core Plus subscribers, Government, Politics & Law subscribers, and subscribers of HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents database. The Serial Set is an ongoing project in HeinOnline with the goal to add more than four million pages each year until completion.

New Database

The John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection is now available and included at no additional charge for all U.S. Academic Core and Government, Politics & Law subscribers. The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 directed the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to create a collection consisting of all U.S. government documents relating to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including any state or local law enforcement materials. HeinOnline has organized and indexed this material to make it easy to navigate and use. Also included in this collection are books, hearings, and other related works, along with scholarly articles on this topic.

New Features

The MLA citation format in HeinOnline has now been updated to include a permalink and database name directly within the citation. While HeinOnline is composed entirely of image-based PDFs that are exact facsimiles of the original print materials, this update has enhanced the citation format to cite to a database rather than a print publication.

Matching text within search results has been updated from yellow highlighted text to boldfaced text. This gives search results pages a simpler, more streamlined appearance.

MyHein has been enhanced to allow users to select multiple tags when bookmarking content in HeinOnline.

Major Database Updates

With the past content release, the Law Journal Library now contains more than 2,600 titles, and it will continue to grow. Content for every journal is back to inception, and most journals are available to the current issue or volume. In addition to unprecedented coverage of academic law reviews, the title list contains journals on hundreds of topics, including civil rights, political science, gender studies, and much more. Incredible tools such as ScholarCheckMyHein, and More Like This enhance research experiences for novices and pro users alike.

The Session Laws Library indexing project continues: all 50 states are already indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to date. In 2017, we announced an amended tactic: states would be indexed back to inception one at a time, beginning with the most accessed states. Last month, the indexing for Pennsylvania was completed back to inception. Other states that have been indexed back to inception include California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Texas. Moving forward, the focus will be on Louisiana.

National Survey of State Laws has been updated to include two new chapters: Domestic Violence and Restrictive Covenants in Employment. Four chapters have also been updated.

The Edward Elgar Publishing Law Package has been updated to include a new journal—Interactive Entertainment Law Review. This journal has been added to the package at no increase to the subscription cost. The aim of the Interactive Entertainment Law Review is to serve as a peer-reviewed hub for legal analysis of interactive entertainment, video games, virtual/ augmented/mixed realities, social media, and all related and emergent forms of digital interactive entertainment. The Review is published twice a year with articles focusing on the legal changes, challenges and controversies in this high-profile and increasingly critical area of legal inquiry.

New Print Publications

Millennial Leadership in Libraries by Ashley Krenelka Chase is now available. This book is a perfect guide for library administrators learning about the impact of the generational shift in libraries involving budget, staffing, and collections.

Nonprofit Organization Law: A Legal Research Guide by Christopher Anglim is also now available. This guide is  perfect for lawyers, law students, librarians, and nonprofit organization researchers and provides information on all aspects of nonprofit sector, including federal tax legislation.

Spinelli’s Oral Histories

Two new videos from Spinelli’s Oral History of Law Librarianship are now available, featuring Nancy Carol Carter, Retired Professor of Law and Retired Director of the Legal Research Center at University of San Diego, and George Grossman, Professor of Law Emeritus and Retired Director of Mabie Law Library at University of California Davis.

Upcoming Meetings

Shannon Hein, Steve Roses, and Tim Hooge will be attending the Association of Law Libraries Upstate New York (ALLUNY) meeting from September 28-29 in Buffalo, NY.

Lend Hein a Hand

An updated list of titles missing in HeinOnline is now available. If your library is in possession of this type of material and is willing to donate to us for digitization, please contact Chris Czopp at 716-882-2600. Please note: we would prefer to be able to unbind the material for scanning and would provide electronic copies (PDFs) and/or credit in return.

Title & Publication Changes

A comprehensive list of all recent title and publication changes is now available.

Please continue reading this month’s newsletter by browsing the table of contents to read in-depth descriptions of all the content and features which have been released this month.


Benjamin Boron
HeinOnline Marketing Department