The Greatest Shows on Earth: County Fairs, Carnivals, and Circuses

Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, Law Journal Library, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Federal Agency Library
Stephanie Ruesch

Ah, August. Here at HeinOnline headquarters, located in Great Lake-side Erie County, NY, we’re soaking up summer before the leaves start changing and the snow starts falling (and falling, and falling, and falling…). Discerning residents of Erie County know August is the superior summer month, for every year it brings the ultimate, unbeatable, uncontested best twelve days of summer: the Erie County Fair.

But COVID-19 has postponed this venerable celebration of agriculture and fried food until 2021, and this Hein blogger is feeling wistful about all the county fairs, carnivals, and circuses that have been sidelined until a summer when we are able to cease social distancing…

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Unpacking the History of American and International Child Rights

Human Rights, Law, Law Journal Library, Session Laws, Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Federal Legislative History, U.S. Supreme Court, United Nations, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

What is a child? It may seem like a silly question, but the answer is more nuanced than one might think. In biology, the term refers to the state of the human being between birth and puberty. Legally, it refers to a person younger than a predetermined age of majority—the point in time when a person can take legal control over their actions and decisions. Symbolically, children have become much more. Over the past several hundred years, the child has become not only an allegory for innocence and the embodiment of freedom, but also a shining beacon of hope for future generations widely considered in need of adult protection.

Pre-20th Century Children

Though this view of the child is one we’re all familiar with now…

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HeinOnline’s State Constitutions Illustrated: August 2020 Update

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, State Constitutions Illustrated, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in February, we updated researchers on new material that was added to our new database, State Constitutions Illustrated. In the last six months, we’ve added more material! Read below for an update to see what’s new in this database.

Updates from February to Date

Since February, additional current documents have been added to three states, and nearly 800 prestatehood documents have been added to several other states. All states are up to date as of the elections of November 5, 2018…

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New Update to National Survey of State Laws!

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, National Survey of State Laws, What's New
Tara Kibler

National Survey of State Laws (NSSL) is a print and online resource that provides an overall view of some of the most-asked-about and controversial legal topics in the United States. This database is derived from Richard Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws print editions.

Presented in chart format, NSSL allows users to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The database is updated regularly as new laws are passed or revised.

The current 8th edition, along with the 7th, 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005…

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What’s New in HeinOnline: July Content Release

Content News, Content Release, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Tara Kibler

Being based in New York, we may be restricted from visiting most of you … but they can’t restrict us from bringing you new content! This month, we’ve released nearly a million pages of new journals, government documents, international legal materials, and more. Keep reading to learn about what we’ve been up to over the past few weeks.


Updated databases: 57

New titles: 1,537

New volumes: 2,404

New pages added last month: 929,107

Total pages in HeinOnline: 187,054,684

Highlights from the Past Month

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline This Month!

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, Law Journal Library, Tips and Tricks, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

With the July content release, we added 11 new journals, 8 of which are active serials. Join us as we take a closer look at each of the new titles and the type of content they cover.

Annals of the Ovidius University of Constanta – Political Science Series

Published by Ovidius University of Constanta

Vols. 1-8 (2012-2019)

This peer-edited scientific journal is devoted to political studies, international relations, and interdisciplinary sciences. To ensure quality and prestige, this journal is managed by a scientific committee made up of renowned researchers in political science and international relations from Romania…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Atom Bomb

American History, Exploring HeinOnline, Foreign Affairs, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with an overview of the Manhattan Project and the race to create the atomic bomb.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set.

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history. Spanning more than two centuries with more than 17,000 bound volumes, the records in this series include House and Senate documents, House and Senate reports…

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AALL 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Conference Recap

AALL, Content News, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

While we certainly missed seeing everyone in person at this year’s AALL Annual Conference, we still made the best out of our virtual meet-ups! If you missed any of our demos, we still have resources readily available. Join us as we recap the conference and check out what’s new in HeinOnline since last year!

New Databases

In the past year we’ve been updating and adding databases rich with unique content. We recently rolled out the newly-revised 5th edition of Cataloging Legal Literature that addresses the needs of large and small law libraries alike…

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: July 2020 Update

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, What's New, World Constitutions Illustrated
Breanne Callahan

Back in April, we updated researchers on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database from January 2020 to March 2020. Read below to find out what new documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

Update from April to Date

Since our last content news update, we have updated 33 countries and added 114 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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Capitalism, Socialism, or Fascism? A Guide to Economic Systems and Ideologies

American Enterprise Institute, Economics, Law Journal Library, Taxation and Economic Reform in America
Tara Kibler

This year, the United States economy has rapidly deteriorated, primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the spring, the U.S. unemployment rate skyrocketed to nearly 15%. Though the past two months have been geared toward recovery (mainly through the creation of jobs), the Congressional Budget Office projected just two weeks ago that unemployment will still be above 10% by the presidential elections this fall.

It is no question that the candidates’ stances on the economy will thus play a significant determining factor come November. Until that time, be prepared for more in-depth discussions of the economy in the news, on our social media, or around the dinner table.

You’ll likely hear mention of different economic systems…

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