Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle of Rum: A Tale of Piracy and Maritime Law

Holidays and Observances, Law Journal Library, World Treaty Library, World Trials
Tara Hutchinson

Ahoy there, maties! This very day be International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Do ye know wha’ that means? Aye, that’s right, me hearties—we shall be natterin’ about pirates today! Ready yer sea legs, grab yer cup o’ grog, and leave them landlubbers behind.

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Piracy: Then and Now

Piracy…

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Building America: The Powerful Story Behind “We the People”

Highlights in History, Holidays and Observances, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Hutchinson

The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America, the basis for the structure of the U.S. government, and the primary source for all legislative, executive, and judicial authority. Signed on September 17, 1787, the document became the first permanent constitution of its kind. The signing of the U.S. Constitution is commemorated with Constitution Day celebrations on September 17 of each year.

Originally consisting of seven articles, the Constitution outlined the framework for the newly established American government. As America has expanded over the past 232 years, the document has been amended to address the nation’s evolving needs. Join HeinOnline as we research the story behind the drafting…

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Remembering the Fallen: Researching the Tragedy of 9/11

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Highlights in History, Law Journal Library, Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions, Statutes at Large, U.S. Presidential Library
Tara Hutchinson

On this day in 2001, the United States experienced the single worst terrorist attack in human history. The morning of Tuesday, September 11 saw four separate but coordinated attacks in various U.S. locations, which killed 2,966 people, injured more than 6,000 others, and resulted in billions of dollars in damages. The events of September 11th shocked the world, paving the way for a more aggressive, preemptive U.S. approach to foreign policy and national security. Join HeinOnline in understanding the tragedy and researching its impact as we remember the fallen.

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Trees of Green, Red Roses, Too: Keeping It a Wonderful World

Law Journal Library, Treaties and Agreements Library, World Treaty Library
Tara Hutchinson

This past August, a record number of wildfires ravaged the Amazon rainforest. In June, it was estimated that deforestation in the Amazon has risen by more than 88% compared to 2018. This increase in tree loss has sparked concerns about the fate of the Amazon and other forests across the globe. Learn about the environmental, societal, and economic importance of trees and discover current efforts to slow deforestation with HeinOnline.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The United States Is No Longer Yours

Highlights in History, Treaties and Agreements Library, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Hutchinson

The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783 as a peace agreement between Great Britain and the United States of America to formally end the American Revolutionary War. Learn more about the evolution of the treaty with primary sources in HeinOnline.

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The Treaty of Paris


HISTORY OF THE TREATY

The American Revolutionary War began in 1775 when tensions increased between Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America…

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What’s New In HeinOnline: August Content Release

Content Release, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

It’s that time of the year again! Fall is around the corner, pumpkin lattes have made an early comeback, and everyone is returning to school. We’re here for all your back-to-school needs and we’re delighted to share our content news with you.

World Constitutions Illustrated had a significant update, including 90 new titles across 21 countries. Our newest database, Democracy in America, was recently released. Don’t forget to take advantage of early-bird pricing, ending October 1st for an affordable one-time payment! We also recently finished indexing Arkansas session laws back to inception. And, in case you missed it…

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New Active Journals Added to HeinOnline This Month!

Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We are beginning monthly posts highlighting new, actively published journals in the Law Journal Library. Visit with us each month to see what new content is being added to this ever-growing collection, and be sure to read our monthly tip on how to best utilize our most popular database!

New Active Journals

With this month’s content release, we added 14 new titles to the Law Journal Library. Out of these journals, 12 are active titles. Let’s take a close look at the details of each of these…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: Constructing the Panama Canal

Exploring HeinOnline, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Hutchinson

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by exploring one of the largest and most challenging engineering projects ever undertaken: the Panama Canal.

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. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer.


ABOUT THE SERIAL SET

The United States Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history…

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The Watergate Scandal, Part III: The Serial Set

Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Presidential Library
Tara Hutchinson

In 2017, we published two posts about researching the Watergate scandal in HeinOnline. The first post demonstrated how to research the scandal using HeinOnline resources such as the Law Journal Library. The second focused on Watergate’s connection to the Pentagon Papers.

With the continued growth of HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Serial Set, even more material on Nixon and Watergate has become available. Catch up on the first two installments of this series, and then continue on to Part III: The U.S. Congressional Serial Set.

Quick Recap: Timeline of Watergate Events

  • June 1972: Five men are arrested after breaking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington…

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The Best Back-to-School Survival Tools for Quick and Easy Research

Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, Tips and Tricks
Tara Hutchinson

It’s that time of year again! The corn is getting taller, the days are getting shorter, and those of us in the field of academia are heading back to school.

New year, new research—but don’t let the stress get you down. HeinOnline offers unique artificial intelligence features and valuable research aids to elevate the user experience. Additionally, HeinOnline experts are always happy to help you out when research gets tough. Check out our ever-growing list of tools, time-savers, and helpful resources below.



Artificial Intelligence Tools


More Like This

The More Like This feature allows users to find articles similar to the current article they are viewing…

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