12 of the Boldest Executive Orders in U.S. History to Kick Off Your Presidents Day

Statutes at Large, U.S. Presidential Library, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

On the third Monday of every February, many around the United States honor those who have served as President. First established in 1879 to observe George Washington’s birthday, the holiday has become a catch-all celebration of the highest office in the country.

To celebrate Presidents Day this year, let’s take a look at one of the most effective courses of action for the President of the United States: the executive order. This type of directive, vaguely awarded to the executive branch in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, can cover all sorts of topics as long as it has some basis in the Constitution or federal law…

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How a Series of Revolutions Led to the Mexican Constitution of 1917

Foreign Affairs, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

Following years of political instability and violent rebellion, the Constituent Congress of Mexico approved a new Mexican constitution in 1917 that would promise expansive social reform and political reconstruction. The first such document in the world to outline social rights, the Mexican Constitution of 1917 has served as a model for the constitutions of other nations. Join us in discovering the origins of this historic document with HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated.

World Constitutions Illustrated

With historical and current constitutions from around the world, this essential database enables scholars to research the constitutional and political development of any country. The database includes the current constitution of every country in its original language…

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Stop the Presses! This Essential U.S. History Resource Just Got Even Better

Exploring HeinOnline, HeinOnline Updates, New Features, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

In October 2018, HeinOnline embarked on a mission to make the American State Papers and U.S. Congressional Serial Set digitally available for its customers. As the official historical record of the U.S. government, these resources are essential for any historical, political, or cultural research of the United States.

For more than a year, we’ve been releasing this enormous collection in phases, averaging at more than a quarter-million pages each month—you know, bite-size pieces. While we steadily progress toward completing this project, we’ve decided it was time to make the Serial Set even easier to navigate for librarians, professors, students, and any other lovers of American history…

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HeinOnline’s State Constitutions Illustrated: February 2020 Update

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

Back in November, we released a new database, State Constitutions Illustrated. It contains nearly 9,000 current and historical constitutions for all fifty states. This database is the most comprehensive state constitution research platform available, containing an extensive collection of pre-statehood primary material. It also contains original and consolidated texts heavily annotated with references to case law. In just three short months, we’ve added much more material! Read below for an update to see what’s new in this database.

Updates from November to Date

Since the database launch, we have updated 16 states with 51 current documents and 430 prestatehood documents

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5 Easy Ways to Research Black History in HeinOnline This Month

Law Journal Library, Slavery in America and the World, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Tara Kibler

Since the 1970s, the United States has dedicated the month of February to the observance of African American history. Chosen to commemorate the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, February serves as an annual opportunity to recognize the struggles and achievements of black Americans.

HeinOnline hopes its readers reflect on the contributions of African Americans all year; however, we particularly encourage users to spend this month immersing themselves in black history and the history of our nation—two areas of study forever intertwined.

Keep reading to discover five easy ways to jump into these vast topics in HeinOnline.

1. Use HeinOnline’s Slavery in America and the World to research the topic of slavery…

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What’s New in HeinOnline: January Content Release

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

January can sometimes feel long and dark, but don’t worry—brighter days are ahead! Each new day brings more daylight hours and more to find in HeinOnline. Sit back and relax while we shed some light on our newest content from the past month.


Updated databases: 56

New titles: 1,203

New volumes: 1,973

New pages added last month: 728,446

Total pages in HeinOnline: 181,030,002

Highlights of the Past Month

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline This Month!

Citations, Content News, HeinOnline Updates, Law Journal Library, Tips and Tricks, What's New
Tara Kibler

With the January content release, we added 10 new journals, nine of which are active serials. Join us as we take a closer look at each of the new titles and what type of content they cover.



Published by Hamangiu Publishing House

The Cluj Tax Forum Journal seeks to be the natural continuation of the Cluj Tax Forum project. This peer-edited journal was born out of a desire to provide a proper framework for real, substantial debate on current issues in the fiscal field.


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HeinOnline Has Integrated with ORCID!

Author Profile Pages, Enhancements, Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Tara Kibler

Do you ever feel as though you aren’t receiving the credit and recognition you deserve for your scholarly work? Are you eager to collaborate across subjects and international borders, but aren’t sure how to contact peers in your field? Is entering your personal research data across multiple information systems getting old? If only there were a way to identify yourself as a researcher without the potential for misattributions, misspellings, and other errors …

Look no further! To make your author experience easier, HeinOnline has integrated with ORCID, a registry of unique identifiers (called ORCID iDs) for researchers and scholars. Registering for an ORCID iD is free…

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All That Glitters Might Be Gold: Establishing the State of California

American History, State Constitutions Illustrated, Treaties and Agreements Library, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

More than 170 years ago, the course of American history was forever changed when millwright James W. Marshall discovered gold in the new U.S. territory of California. The discovery sparked an influx of travelers to the territory, rapidly increasing the area’s population and directly contributing to California’s eventual statehood. Keep reading to learn more about the gold rush and its role in the formation of “the Golden State.”

Users can find all documents relating to the formation of California in HeinOnline’s newest database, State Constitutions Illustrated. The most comprehensive state constitution research platform available, the database holds nearly 10,000 current and historical constitutions for all fifty states, extensive pre-statehood primary material…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

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

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by investigating the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

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.


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

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