August 2018 Newsletter – Major Database Updates

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

Law Journal Library Surpasses 2,600 Titles

All Journals Available Back to Inception

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 ScholarCheck, MyHein, and More Like This enhance research experiences for novices and pro users alike.


Session Laws Library

Pennsylvania is Now Indexed Back to Inception

The Session Laws Library currently provides indexing for all 50 states to the chapter or act level back to the year 2000. In April of 2017, we began indexing individual states from the year 2000 back to inception—beginning with the most accessed states first.

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

  1. California (1849-2017)
  2. Florida (1822-2017)
  3. Georgia (1735-2017)
  4. Illinois (1809-2016)
  5. Indiana (1801-2017)
  6. Maryland (1692-2018)
  7. Massachusetts (1661-2015)
  8. Minnesota (1850 – 2017)
  9. New York (1691-2017)
  10. Ohio (1788-2016)
  11. Pennsylvania (1700-2015)
  12. Texas (1836-2017)

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 either 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.


Update to National Survey of State Laws

Two New Chapters Have Been Added and Four Have Been Updated

NEW CHAPTER – Domestic Violence


The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 was enacted to end domestic violence against women. However, following its enactment, it became clear to states that one of leading causes of domestic violence was the laissez-faire response by law enforcement officials to domestic violence calls. In response, some states enacted mandatory arrest statutes which require law enforcement officers to arrest an individual after a report of domestic violence. Presently, all state statutes allow law enforcement officials to arrest individuals without a court issued warrant under certain circumstances, and all states and the District of Columbia include domestic violence calls as grounds for a warrantless arrest.

NEW CHAPTER – Restrictive Covenants in Employment


There are many times when a business may wish to share information about a new product or service with people outside the business entity in order to obtain feedback or publicity, or the business may be concerned about employees sharing information about new products or services with people outside the business and losing a competitive advantage in the marketplace. In such situations, a business may require an employee or outsider to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that typically requires the employee not to disclose the product, service or procedure that they have seen. The logic behind these agreements is easy to see because businesses rely on their ideas for their success, and if they leak outside the business, they made lose an important advantage in the marketplace, even if the idea is patented or trademarked.

Updated Chapters:


  • Civil Rights
  • Computer Crimes
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Gambling

About National Survey of State Laws


National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States and has been named as an Outstanding Resource by the New York Public Library.

Users are able to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The current 7th edition, along with the 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which also allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008 and 2015, and even more currently for laws added or updated in the database since 2015. All print editions are included in HeinOnline’s image-based, fully searchable, user-friendly platform.

Pricing and Additional Information

New Journal Added to Edward Elgar Publishing Law Package

NOW AVAILABLE: Interactive Entertainment Law Review

About National Survey of State Laws

  • Access current content by adding the Edward Elgar Publishing Law Package to your HeinOnline subscription
  • Access content on both Elgaronline and HeinOnline
  • Subscription provides access to six journals and more than 13,000 pages of content

About Edward Elgar


Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading international academic and professional publisher with a strong focus on the social sciences and legal fields. They publish 350 titles annually and have successfully created a prestigious list of over 5,500 titles.

The company was founded by current Chairman, Edward Elgar, and remains a family business. Edward’s original vision was to create a publishing house that attracted high-quality books by offering a superior service to authors and we remain focused on treating potential authors and their books with care and attention to detail.

Elgar Journals in HeinOnline


HeinOnline is now able to offer comprehensive coverage of selected Elgar legal journals online through a special arrangement. Six titles have been added to the Law Journal Library with a three-year embargo at no additional charge, and current content for these journals is now available with a new package. Purchasing the package will open access to the most current material published in all titles included within the purchased package. This package provides access to both HeinOnline and Elgaronline’s platforms for one great price.

About Interactive Entertainment Law Review – New Journal


Editors: Dr. Gaetano Dimita, Queen Mary University of London, Professor Jon Festinger, Q.C, Allard School of Law (UBC), Centre for Digital Media, Canada, and Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, UK, Dr. Marc Mimler, Bournemouth University, UK

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.

Other journals in the package include:

  • Journal of Human Rights and the Environment
  • Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law
  • Cambridge International Law Journal
  • Renmin Chinese Law Review
Pricing and Additional Information