Set Your Cites on HeinOnline

Citations, Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

HeinOnline consistently strives to improve users’ research experiences by enhancing existing features and developing new tools.

The HeinOnline interface provides several tools related to citations. HeinOnline is easy to cite from and find citations in, and users are able to export citations to various platforms. Check out some of these cite tools below! 

Citation Tab

Easily retrieve a document by clicking the citation tab on the main search bar from any page in HeinOnline.

Citation Format Guide

To find proper abbreviations…

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Indexing Our Way Through State Session Laws: An Update

Content News, Feedback, Session Laws, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

You spoke, we listened. Thanks to feedback from a customer survey, we have enhanced our Session Laws Library by indexing all 50 states to the chapter or act level from 2000 to date. A few months back, we announced an amended tactic: states would be indexed back to inception one-by-one beginning with the most accessed states.

Where Are We Now?

We have completed the states of California (1849-2016) and New York (1691-2016). Both of these states are now indexed back to inception…

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New Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Tools in HeinOnline

Searching, What's New
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline has just begun to work on new research tools and concepts that will help both novice and experienced researchers make the most of its content. Using natural language processing and machine learning tools, combined with custom concepts specific to HeinOnline’s incredible scope and range of content, the team aims to vastly improve discoverability of relevant content.

More Like This (Beta)

Two new tools have already been introduced in the Law Journal Library, with plans to eventually expand their reach to all other HeinOnline content…

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Presidential Pardoning Power

Current Events, Law Journal Library
Shannon Sabo

Recently, the Law Librarian Blog posted this short piece on whether or not a president can pardon himself. According to the Yale Law Journal note by Brian Kalt titled Pardon Me?: The Constitutional Case Against Presidential Self-Pardons referenced in the post, the answer is no. If a researcher would like to dig a bit deeper into this complicated topic, HeinOnline has a new beta tool which provides users with the ability to quickly and easily retrieve similar articles.

HeinOnline’s “More Like This” tool looks at interesting words found in a journal article and locates other articles which have similar interesting words…

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No Beef About It: Factory Farming

Animal Law, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Factory farming, also known as industrial livestock production, has nearly completely replaced traditional farming. In fact, 99% of farm animals are raised in factory farms. These farmsteads focus mainly on a high-level output of meat, egg, and milk production. In order to obtain these elevated results, animals are often confined and fed steroids. This has sparked a debate on whether or not these practices are ethical, safe, or even necessary.

How Did Factory Farming Begin?

Back in 1947, British farmers in the UK were provided subsidies due to a new Agriculture Act…

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MyHein Is Even Better With Two New Features!

MyHein, What's New
Shannon Sabo

MyHein is HeinOnline’s personal research tool. Anyone with access to a HeinOnline subscription can create one or more MyHein accounts. MyHein accounts are not attached to a specific HeinOnline subscription; for example, a student can use an account she created in law school if she joins a law firm that subscribes to HeinOnline.

MyHein enables users to bookmark articles and other documents, create and save search queries, and set up eTOC alerts for any serial publication. To help researchers take advantage of all available MyHein features, this user’s guide has been created.

Two new MyHein features

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Continued Growth of the U.S. Congressional Documents Database

U.S. Congressional Documents, What's New
Shannon Sabo

Congressional Committee Reports and New Congressional Documents Added

HeinOnline has added a tremendous amount of content since last September. Twelve new databases have been created and content within key databases has recently been enhanced and even rearranged.

The June 2017 content release greatly expanded the scope of material available in the U.S. Congressional Documents database, which had already experienced exponential growth since its inception in 2007. In fact, this post about the database was published just last year.

Brief Timeline of Key Content/Tool Additions

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A Brief and Reptilian History of Gerrymandering

Current Events, Fastcase, Law Journal Library
Shannon Sabo

Gerrymandering has been around since the election of the first U.S. Congress. The concept has received more attention recently, as the unexpected results of the 2016 election have placed a spotlight on the U.S. government and the processes of democracy generally.

What’s gerrymandering? Was there really a Gerry Mander?

Gerrymandering is the process of manipulating election district boundaries to favor one political party over another, often leading to underrepresentation of the actual majority of constituents.

Gerrymandering is problematic for several reasons:

  • It undermines the principle of “one person, one vote.”
  • It contributes to “safe seats,” where voters end up deciding which party wins but not who their representative actually is…

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Linking to the GPO’s Authenticated PDFs of the Congressional Record Is Now Available!

Government Documents, U.S. Congressional Documents, What's New
Benjamin Boron

About the Congressional Record

The Congressional Record was first published in 1873 and is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published by the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) and issued when Congress is in session. Indexes are issued approximately every two weeks. At the end of a session of Congress, the daily editions are compiled in bound volumes constituting the permanent edition. The Record is the most complete and accurate account of congressional matters to date.

Previously, congressional debates were catalogued in the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) and Congressional Globe (1833-1873).

The Congressional Record consists of four sections:

  • Daily Digest
  • House section
  • Senate section
  • Extension of Remarks

The GPO has recently partnered with the Library of Congress to release an authenticated digital version of historical issues of the bound Congressional Record from 1951-1998…

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Huge Addition to American Indian Law Collection: Indian Tribal Codes

American Indian, Content News, What's New
Shannon Sabo

The HeinOnline editorial staff regularly acquires relevant material to supplement the already-robust content in each database.

New Content in the American Indian Law Collection

The 1981 and 1988 editions of Indian Tribal Codes: A Microfiche Collection of Indian Tribal Law Codes have recently been added to the American Indian Law Collection. Edited by Ralph Johnson, Susan Lupton, and Richard Davies, and published by the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington School of Law, this impressive collection contains nearly 30,000 pages of tribal law.

  1. Indian Tribal Codes: A Microfiche Collection, 1981 edition

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