Map View in State Reports: A Historical Archive Enhanced to Include Court Districts

State Reports: A Historical Archive, What's New
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline’s State Reports: A Historical Archive is now color-coded with numbers indicating geographic boundaries of United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts. New databases added with a map view tool will also include this handy feature.

About Court Districts

The United States Federal Court System includes twelve regions of district courts and courts of appeal. These courts handle both civil and criminal cases. Each district court is associated with a United States bankruptcy court and each judicial district has at least one courthouse…

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Everything You Need to Know about Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages, Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Author Profile Pages are an excellent way to showcase and promote an author’s scholarly work. This page automatically displays a list of an author’s articles and ScholarCheck statistics and can be enhanced to include a photo, biographical information, and links to the author’s website and social media accounts. Use email alerts to stay up to date with authors’ works. Let’s take a closer look at this HeinOnline feature and what’s new!

Accessing Author Profile Pages

To find an author profile page, use the Advanced Search option found on the Law Journal Library homepage…

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From 25 to 2500: How the Growth of the Law Journal Library Represents the Evolution of HeinOnline

Content News, Law Journal Library
Shannon Sabo

For many of us, the year 2000 doesn’t seem that long ago. At a company like William S. Hein & Co., Inc., some things haven’t changed at all in 18 years. While the building, furniture, and technology have all been significantly upgraded, many of the same people who were here back then sit behind modern desks, striving to fulfill the same company mission:  deliver the highest quality products and service to librarians, legal professionals, and researchers worldwide.

For some of Hein’s younger employees, it’s impossible to imagine a time when HeinOnline didn’t exist and the world revolved around print books and, later, microform products, for information dissemination. Since 2000, a digital revolution of epic proportion and consequence has transpired…

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Enhanced Metadata to Improve Search and Discovery in the Federal Register Library!

Enhancements, Federal Register, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We have been continuing to enhance searching in HeinOnline by adding natural language processing and machine learning tools to different databases. We’ve already updated the tool several times, and we blogged about these updates in September and November of last year. Entities are available within document metadata fields and search facets. They include location, person, and organization, which can assist with search and discovery. We are happy to announce that entities are now available in the Federal Register Library!

Entities and Searching

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Bitcoin Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Current Events, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Although bitcoin was invented in 2009 and picked up speed in 2015, its biggest growth spurt occurred in 2017, and its popularity continues to rise. Recently, bitcoin prices have dipped due to a warning from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. However, the prices have gradually increased again. So what exactly is bitcoin and how is it used?

The Ins and Outs of Bitcoin

In 2009, an unknown person using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto created bitcoin, a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. Cryptocurrencies are considered digital currencies. No central authority or government oversees this computer network…

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Anti-Vaccination Movement and the Flu

Current Events, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

It is officially flu season. The dominant strain this season is the H3N2 strain, known to cause more hospitalizations and deaths than other strains. Although the flu shot’s effectiveness cannot yet be calculated, experts are expecting it to be about 30% effective. The severity of this year’s flu has contributed to the ongoing vaccination debate.

Facts about the Flu

Influenza (“the flu”) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every state in the U.S…

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Session Laws Indexing Project Update and New Feature Announcement

Enhancements, Session Laws, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in April 2017 we blogged about the Session Laws indexing project and announced that all 50 states were indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. In August 2017, we released an update to the project, reporting that two states were indexed back to inception. We have been diligently indexing our way through the states and we have some news to share!

Overview of the Project

The following states have been indexed back to inception thus far:

  1. California (1849-2016)
  2. New York (1691-2016)
  3. Maryland (1692-2017)
  4. Florida (1822-2017)
  5. Illinois (1809-2015)
  6. Ohio (1788-2016)

Next up is the state of Georgia…

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2017 Year in Review

2017, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

2017 turned out to be a roller coaster of a year. Here are just some of the things that happened this past year:

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Now We Got Bad Blood: Taylor Swift & Copyright Law

Intellectual Property Law Collection, Navigating
Kaylyn Zurawski

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Haters Gonna Hate

Recently, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has had to shake off claims that she stole her lyrics for her famous 2014 hit single “Shake It Off.” Call it what you want, but Swift has caused some bad blood in the industry, and this isn’t the only time she has been accused of stealing lyrics; it’s an accusation she knows all too well.

In 2015, musician Jessie Braham claimed lyrics from “Shake It Off” were stolen from his song “Haters Gone Hate.” The case was dismissed on the grounds that the complaint didn’t rise above the speculative level. In September of 2017…

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HeinOnline Plays Well with Others!

Content News, Enhancements
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We have partnered with several different vendors in 2017 to enhance HeinOnline content and better serve our customers. Not only have we expanded our content, but we have added helpful resources for our users. This blog highlights the relationships we’ve created and how they have improved HeinOnline.

HeinOnline’s Vendor Partners

1. Quimbee

Quimbee is a company determined to further the success of law students nationwide by providing study aids such as case briefs, guides to writing exams, outlines for popular law school courses, and videos…

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