Tip of the Week: Locating the Statutory Authority of a Regulation

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Federal Register, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Code
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Congress often times will pass a statute and then grant an administrative body or agency the authority to issue rules and regulations based on that law. Users can locate such federal rules and regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations database. In today’s Tip of the Week, we’re going to explore how to locate the statutory authority for a regulation using a CFR citation.

Locating Statutory Authority

Let’s research the rules and regulations regarding investigations when it comes to whistleblower protection for FBI employees. For this example, let’s locate CFR citation 28 CFR 27.3 from the 2016 edition…

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McGirt v. Oklahoma: A Historic Win for Native American Rights

American Indian, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, State Constitutions Illustrated, Statutes at Large, U.S. Supreme Court
Tara Kibler

This summer, a landmark decision from the Supreme Court marked a historic win for Native American tribes, acknowledging their rights and forever transforming the justice system of the state of Oklahoma.

In case you missed it, reports rang out through July and August that half of the state had been ruled Native American land. However, in many cases, the headlines were misleading. Yes, the Supreme Court came to a major decision about criminal jurisdiction in Oklahoma—but no, the Court did not rule specifically on land ownership.

Curious about how it all went down? Explore the landmark decision, its background, and what was actually affected by the ruling with HeinOnline…

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things (in HeinOnline)

Animal Law, Exploring HeinOnline, History of Capital Punishment, Religion & the Law, World Trials
Stephanie Ruesch

At Hein we know our users go for the heavy hitters, the tried and trues of legal research: your session laws, your CFRs, your congressional documents. Sprinkle in a hearty dose of journal articles and you’ve got yourself an excellent greatest hits album of research needs.

But HeinOnline contains so much more within its nearly 188 million pages. Back when this blogger first began working at the Hein company, her job was to prepare content for digitization. Over the years, some eclectic, cool, and even weird books crossed this blogger’s desk. Join us for a little tour through the following databases to spend some time with titles you may have overlooked…

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Tip of the Week: Locating Restatements of the Law in HeinOnline

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Tara Kibler

Restatements are essentially common law judge-made doctrines that develop gradually over time because of the principle of stare decisis. Although Restatements are not binding authority in and of themselves, they are highly persuasive because they are formulated over several years with extensive input from law professors, practicing attorneys, and judges. The Restatements of the Law is one of the most respected and well-used sources of secondary authority, covering nearly every area of common law.

HeinOnline hosts both current and archival Restatements of the Law in its American Law Institute Library. Have you ever tried to use HeinOnline Restatements, and weren’t sure where to begin? No worries! We’ve got four different methods to get you started…

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New Essential Sports Law Titles Available from Hackney Publications!

Hackney Publications, HeinOnline Updates, Law Journal Library, What's New
Tara Kibler

Issues in collegiate and professional sports have been a hot-button research topic for the past several years. With that understanding, in 2017 we partnered with Hackney Publications, a publisher of sports periodicals. Hackney journals provide in-depth legal analysis of sports law issues, mission-critical information to sports industry professionals, and practical advice to lead to great business decisions.

In addition to the three titles we introduced initially, we are pleased to announce the addition of nine new Hackney publications. All titles are included in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library with an embargo, but current content may be purchased through the new subscription options below.

  • Hackney Publications: Part I
    The original three journals introduced to HeinOnline in 2017…

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Every Mind Matters: Researching Mental Health During National Suicide Prevention Week

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, Law Journal Library
Lauren Mattiuzzo

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, a campaign in the United States to draw attention to suicide prevention and reduce the stigma of mental health. Now more than ever, many Americans are facing stress and anxiety on a daily basis due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, the subsequent economic impact, and the ever-evolving civil rights crisis. Increased social isolation, lack of employment, and grief from losing a loved one are just a few reasons suicide is on the rise, although it has been for years.

Fast Facts on Suicide

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New Database! Executive Privilege

Content News, Executive Privilege, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

As the 2020 U.S. presidential election is slowly approaching, do you find yourself researching more and more about presidential authority? Have you ever wondered what executive privilege entails? Well, we have a database for that! We are excited to announce our newest database, Executive Privilege! Our extensive metadata indexing gives users unique browse options and a custom search index including primary and secondary material related to executive privilege. This new database includes hundreds of congressional hearings, reports, memoranda, and related scholarly articles, as well as other documents from all three government branches. We have included this database at no additional charge for select U.S…

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5 U.S. Presidential Commissions That Have Fueled Conspiracy Theorists

American History, Exploring HeinOnline, Foreign Affairs, Political Science, Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions, U.S. Presidential Library
Tara Kibler

For more than a century, presidents have created advisory groups (also called committees, commissions, boards, blue ribbon panels, or task forces) to advise them on particular issues. Typically the group’s task is to analyze a situation, give an explanation for the cause of the problem, and make recommendations for change.

Presidential commissions have been used to provide information on all sorts of catastrophes, scandals, and other domestic and foreign issues. There have been many famous advisory groups, a number of which have concluded with controversial findings.

Learn about five of them with HeinOnline’s Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions database.

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What’s New in HeinOnline: August Content Release

Content News, Content Release, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

As summer is coming to an end, schools are slowly returning back, and while that might look different for some students and faculty, HeinOnline has stayed consistent through this uncertain time. As everyone adjusts to the “new norm” for this school year, let’s take a look at some of the new and exciting things we have been up to this past month.


Updated databases: 58

New titles: 1,967

New volumes: 3,037

New pages added last month: 913,863

Total pages in HeinOnline: 187,968,547

Highlights from the Past Month

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline This Month!

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

With the August content release, we added 11 new journals, ten of which are active serials. Join us as we take a closer look at each of the new titles and the type of content they cover.


Vols. 1-6 (2013-2018)

Published by Admiralty Record Publishing Company, L.L.C.

The Admiralty Record, first published in 2014, is an annual publication that reports the admiralty and maritime law opinions issued by the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States Court of Appeals that are designated for publication during a particular calendar year, beginning with those issued during 2013…

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