The History of America’s Favorite Government Agency

Exploring HeinOnline, Statutes at Large, World Constitutions Illustrated
Lauren Zazzara

Although the United States Postal Service doesn’t have an official motto or tagline, many connect this essential service with the quote engraved on the front of the James A. Farley Post Office in NYC, originally written by the Greek historian Herodotus in description of Persian Empire messengers: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

Edit that quote to include “nor worldwide pandemic,” and you get the sense of the kinds of obstacles postal workers have faced during the era of COVID-19. While many of us hunkered down at home, mail carriers were on the streets six days a week…

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Tip of the Week: How to Download, Print, and Share Documents

Exploring HeinOnline, Tip of the Week
Lauren Mattiuzzo

There are multiple options for printing and downloading sections or pages while working in HeinOnline. Want to share a document with a friend or colleague? HeinOnline has options for that as well. Keep reading to learn more or watch this short tutorial.

Downloading a Document

To download a document from HeinOnline, you will want to locate the red PDF icon. From any results page, the PDF icon will be located to the right of each result. Simply select the icon to automatically download the document.

The PDF will include all the various citation formats for the document…

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Crime of the Century: The Case of Timothy Evans

Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice & Criminology, History of Capital Punishment, Law Journal Library, World Trials
Stephanie Ruesch

Thomasina was fed up with her son, Timothy.

It has been weeks since Thomasina had heard from her daughter-in-law, Beryl, who was normally in regular contact with her in-laws. Originally Timothy had said Beryl and their infant daughter had left London to visit Beryl’s father in Brighton. Now Thomasina had learned that Timothy too had left London, returning to his hometown of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, where he was staying with his aunt and uncle. Before he had left London, Timothy had quit his job and sold off all the couple’s furniture. When Thomasina heard what her son was up to, she was furious…

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Tip of the Week: Tools in Slavery in America and the World

Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, Slavery in America and the World, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. It’s one of HeinOnline’s four perpetually free databases which together comprise the Social Justice Suite—a free-to-access research package intended to facilitate civil discourse.

The Slavery in America and the World database is particularly special because of the meticulous development and organization that went into its development, opening up opportunities for unique browse and search tools. Learn how to use these tools in this guide.

The Slavery Quick Finder Tool

Each book and pamphlet within the collection has been categorized by an editorial team based on four factors:

  • Position on Slavery (pro-slavery or anti-slavery…

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Featured Database of the Month: Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S.

Exploring HeinOnline, Immigration
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The first comprehensive database of its kind in a fully searchable format, HeinOnline’s Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. compiles the most important historical documents and legislation related to immigration in the United States.

Keep reading to learn more about this unique database, or watch this short tutorial.

What’s Included

Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. offers more than 730,000 pages of immigration-related content, both current and historical, that has been broken into 16 subcollections.

With this subject-specific collection…

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Roe v. Wade Threatened in Supreme Court Shadow Docket Ruling

Current Events, Human Rights, Law Journal Library, National Survey of State Laws, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In a 5-4 ruling last week, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a shadow docket refusing to block a Texas law banning abortion after six weeks. This new law violates the 1973 landmark decision Roe v. Wade, which declared a pregnant person has a constitutional right to an abortion. While the majority agreed the challenge to the new Texas law raised “serious constitutional questions,” they said challengers hadn’t shown that they would be “irreparably injured” should the law go into effect.

Texas Abortion Law

The new Texas law bans abortion once cardiac activity can be detected in an embryo…

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What’s New in HeinOnline: August 2021 Content Release

Content News, 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. Let’s dive right in and see what we’ve been up to for the past month.


Updated databases: 62

New titles: 1,463

New volumes: 2,092

New pages added last month: 431,862

Total pages in HeinOnline: 196,323,725

Highlights from the Past Month

We Unveiled Our Newest Feature…

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline: August 2021

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

With the August content release, we added six new journals, all of which are active serials. Keep reading to learn all about these new journals, as well as the nearly 200 volumes we added to the Law Journal Library this month.

Drepturile Omului / Human Rights

Published by Romanian Institute for Human Rights (RIHR)

Drepturile Omului / Human Rights Journal is a bi annual scientific journal that aims to publish studies, research, and articles in the fields of human rights and fundamental rights and freedoms, as well as articles presenting and interpreting national…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: Yellowstone National Park

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

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with an exploration of the history behind Yellowstone National Park.

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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Introducing PathFinder: A Suite of Multidisciplinary Browse and Search Tools

Exploring HeinOnline, New Features, What's New
Tara Kibler

In the more than 20 years of HeinOnline’s growth, our content has expanded beyond law reviews to include scholarly journals and government documents that apply to nearly any discipline. In recent years, this multidisciplinary content has become essential to a variety of different academic and applied fields.

Using a combination of human curation along with natural language processing and machine learning, we’ve extracted thousands of research concepts from this multidisciplinary content. You may have seen them throughout HeinOnline under the name Topics.

As we grow our multidisciplinary content, we continue to enhance methods for its discovery. Over the past year, we’ve been working on a way to easily utilize our thousands of research concepts in browsing and searching…

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