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New Databases

New Database: Judges and the Judiciary: Exploring America’s Court System

We’re thrilled to unveil our latest database, Judges and the Judiciary: Exploring America’s Court System! This fully revamped collection offers comprehensive resources on judicial structures, composition, oversight, and procedures in America’s court system.

International Relations

Exploring Constitutional Change with Jef Ruchti

In many countries around the world, constitutional change is happening on a regular basis. We spoke with Jef Ruchti, who has provided his editorial expertise and constitutional knowledge while working on the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

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Content Updates

What’s New in HeinOnline: September 2023 Content Release

Dig up all of the frightfully good titles we’ve added to our databases this month, and rest assured that no research project that looms above your head need haunt your dreams at night when you have trusty HeinOnline by your side (on your computer).

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Content Updates

New Journals Added to HeinOnline: August & September 2023

We have added 17 new active serials to our Law Journal Library. These serials cover subjects including human rights law, constitutional law, bankruptcy law, and more. Keep reading to learn about these new additions to our multidisciplinary journals!


The Scopes Monkey Trial

On May 5, 1925, Tennessee high school teacher John Scopes was charged with the crime of teaching his students about the science of human evolution. The Scopes Monkey Trial, as it came to be known, was a national spectacle, and continues to influence First Amendment interpretation today.

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Human Rights

The Rise of Dignity Law: A Global Perspective on Human Rights

Human dignity is the essence of what makes us human. And the law reflects and protects this uniquely human value in myriad ways. It’s the foundation of international human rights law which reaffirms the inherent worth and equal dignity of all humans.


of the Serial Set


The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal. The Manhattan Project. The Louisiana Purchase.

In addition to writing about the above topics and more, HeinOnline’s authors are dedicated to illuminating the most essential research resources for their readers.

The Serial Set is a must-have publication for any historical researcher. With more than two centuries of documents spanning more than 17,000 volumes, no other publication so beautifully reflects the maturation of the United States. To demonstrate the value of the Serial Set, we’ve created a blog series dedicated to revealing the historical secrets hidden throughout the immense publication.

Each month, join HeinOnline as we explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves.

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