All About President Biden’s New Supreme Court Commission

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Political Science, Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order creating a bipartisan commission of 36 experts to study structural changes to the Supreme Court. The commission is comprised of legal scholars, former federal judges and practicing lawyers, and others with expertise in constitutional law, history, and political science. The panel has 180 days to complete a report on measures to improve the federal judiciary, including increasing the number of justices and term limits. In his order, Biden instructed the commission to hold public hearings on the issue and to accept testimony and submissions from other legal experts, organizations and members of the public who want to weigh in…

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Citation Formats and Access Links Now Included When Emailing PDFs!

Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In the past week, we’ve revealed our new one-box search and the Google Single Sign-On (SSO) option for MyHein profiles. But we didn’t stop there! Thanks to a customer suggestion from Elisabeth Oliu of Middlesex County College Library, we have included new features when emailing a PDF to a friend or colleague. Users can select a citation format to send within the email, which also now includes a permalink and proxy permalink (if an account has branding set up) to the document. Check out this quick tutorial to see this tool in action, or keep reading below for more details.

How to Email a PDF

In HeinOnline…

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New MyHein Feature! Link Your Google Account for Easy Login

Enhancements, MyHein, New Features, What's New
Tara Kibler

You’re deep in a research black hole, you find some great resources to save, you go to MyHein … and you can’t remember your password. Yeah, we’ve all been there.

Never interrupt your research flow again with our newest MyHein integration—Google Single Sign-On (SSO). Now you can link your Google and MyHein accounts, allowing Google to instantly log you into MyHein as soon as you start your research.

Keep reading to learn how to get set up with this feature.

Integrating MyHein and Google

From within HeinOnline, navigate to the MyHein Profile drop-down and select Login

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What’s New in HeinOnline: March 2021 Content Release

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

Are you ready for April showers? Yeah, we’re not talking about rain. A downpour of new HeinOnline content, enhancements, and features is headed your way! Highlights include a revamped search interface, a new MyHein integration with Google, an enhancement to include citation formats within PDF emailing, and more! Keep reading to find out what we’ve been working on this past month.


Updated databases: 66

New titles: 1,403

New volumes: 2,174

New pages added last month: 732,913

Total pages in HeinOnline: 193,323,142

Highlights from the Past Month


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New One-Box Search in HeinOnline!

Enhancements, Searching, What's New
Tara Kibler

Here at HeinOnline, we approach every project with the goal of making your research smarter, better, and faster. With that comes ensuring simplicity and usability in our features. To that end, searching in HeinOnline just received a long-awaited facelift.

Now, instead of selecting a tab to choose which data to search in HeinOnline (the full text of documents, document citations, case citations, and catalog titles), do it all from our new intuitive one-box search. Rest assured, this interface update retains all searching functionality. No previous searching capabilities have been removed!

Learn how the new one-box search works in the brief video below…

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Tip of the Week: How to Use the CFR Locator Tools

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Exploring HeinOnline, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. HeinOnline’s coverage of the CFR is comprehensive, containing all volumes dating back to inception in 1938. The CFR is indexed to the year, title, and part level, making content more discoverable. Users can easily retrieve specific titles, parts, and sections from within the CFR with our Quick Locator tools found on the database homepage. Watch this quick tutorial below to see how to utilize these tools, or read below for more details.

Getting Started

Title/Part/Section Quick Locator

From the CFR database homepage

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10 Historical Events You Didn’t Know Happened in March

American History, Foreign Affairs
Tara Kibler

Ah, March—for many, synonymous with “spring,” although not quite here for us at Hein headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y.

There’s actually quite a few notable events that have taken place during this month over the centuries. On this last day of March, let’s look at 10 of them.

1. Ratification of the Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation were passed on November 15, 1777 after more than a year of debate. Still, they would not be ratified for almost four more years due to land disputes between various states—particularly Maryland and Virginia. By March 1, 1789, the document was finally proclaimed the law of the land after the one holdout…

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline: March 2021

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

With the March content release, we added 7 new journals, all which are active serials. Let’s dive into our new Law Journal Library titles this month and see the type of content they cover.

Journal of Law & Social Policy (JLSP)


Published by Bahria University

This peer-edited journal is designed to contribute to the understanding of law from different perspectives. It aims to provide research articles on different aspects of legal and social issues, including papers on the relationship of law with religion, philosophy, psychology, anthropology…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: Education in America

American History, Education, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with a look at the evolution of education throughout American History.

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. Documents from additional HeinOnline databases have been incorporated to supplement research materials for non-U.S. related events discussed.

These posts have been so informative; they enable both patrons and staff to understand what the Serial Set is and how invaluable it is to all kinds of research…

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

American History, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Women's Studies
Stephanie Ruesch

The Medal of Honor is America’s highest military honor, awarded by the President in the name of Congress for extraordinary acts of valor. First presented in 1863 to the surviving Andrews Raiders, Union soldiers who volunteered to commandeer the Confederate train The General, the Medal of Honor has since been awarded more than 3,500 times. The criteria and design of the Medal has changed since 1863, and today three variants of the Medal exist: one for the Department of the Army (awarded to soldiers), one for the Department of the Navy (awarded to sailors, marines, and coast guardsmen)…

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