The Great Gatsby Gets the Green Light in HeinOnline

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, Legal Classics, What's New
Tara Kibler

Fun fact! At the start of each new year, thousands of U.S. copyrights expire. As we all rang in 2021 a couple of weeks ago, every single work published in 1925 subsequently entered the public domain—most notably, perhaps, the acclaimed classic The Great Gatsby. 

About the Work

Frequently spotted in high school English courses or on “classic books” lists, The Great Gatsby has been a staple 20th century American novel for nearly 100 years. Penned by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the work is a window into the social life of 1920s America—complete with jazz music, glamorous flappers, bootlegging, and speakeasies—while also a reflection of the life of the author…

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: January 2021 Update

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, What's New, World Constitutions Illustrated
Breanne Callahan

Back in October, we updated researchers on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database from July to September 2020. Read below to find out what new documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

Update from October 2020 to Date

Since our last content news update, we have updated 17 countries and added 93 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

We will continue to provide constitutional content news right here on the HeinOnline Blog. Be sure to subscribe to receive notifications when new posts are published…

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2020 Year in Review

What's New, Year in Review
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In one key phrase we can sum up 2020: unprecedented times. While we were happy to start a fresh new year, 2020 will always be a year to remember. Here are some notable events that happened in the past 12 months:

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

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

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by delving into the question of Puerto Rico—how did the island become a U.S. territory? As U.S. citizens, how do Puerto Ricans participate in American democracy? Should the territory ultimately become an American state?

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.

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history…

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A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down: A Brief History of Compulsory Vaccination

COVID-19, Exploring HeinOnline, Government Documents, Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Medicine, State Reports: A Historical Archive, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Supreme Court
Stephanie Ruesch

Vaccination efforts against COVID-19 are underway across the world. In the United States, two vaccines have been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for use, one developed by Moderna and one by Pfizer-BioNTech. Limitations on the amount of available doses have led the Centers for Disease Control to provide recommendations on who should be vaccinated first, but eventually the general public will be able to receive the vaccine. Its widespread availability will naturally lead to questions for both the public and for policy makers on whether vaccination against COVID-19 will be a requirement to board a plane, return to school, attend a concert…

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Researching Hein’s Uncontested Collection of U.S. Federal Legislative Histories

Exploring HeinOnline, Training, U.S. Federal Legislative History
Lauren Mattiuzzo

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About the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

The U.S. Federal Legislative History Library contains thousands of titles from a number of sources, including the Government Printing Office, Arnold and Porter, Covington and Burling, Kirkland and Ellis, Van Ness Feldman, Pepper Hamilton, and more. William S. Hein & Co., Inc. also contracts with legal experts to compile and publish legislative histories on major public laws in-house. Over the past year…

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What’s New In HeinOnline: December Content Release

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

While 2020 brought fear, sadness, and uncertainty, it also sparked creativity in birthday drive-by parades, the appreciation of comfy sweatpants, and enjoying the simple things in life. Amidst all of the chaos, one thing that remained constant was HeinOnline. Whether you were researching in your bedroom, your kitchen, or your home office, we provided you with new and relevant content each month.

As the saying goes, out with the old, in with the new. Let’s take a look at what’s been added in the past month to kick off this new year.


Updated databases: 63

New titles: 1,165

New volumes: 1,882

New pages added last month: 687,766

Total pages in HeinOnline: 190,980,136

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

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With the December content release, we added 10 new journals, all of which are active serials. We are particularly pleased to include with this release the NOMOS series—annual volumes discussing political and legal theory from the highly regarded American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.

Let’s dive into our new Law Journal Library titles this month and see the type of content they cover.


Vols. 1-6 (2011-2017) All Published

Published by Arizona Summit Law School

Accord is the internet-based companion of Phoenix Law Review, the flagship publication of Phoenix School of Law (now known as Arizona Summit Law School)…

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Join Us for a Free AALL Special Webinar on the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals!

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IFLP Editorial Team

The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP), the world’s only multilingual legal journal index, can help you assist patrons who seek credible foreign-language secondary law sources. Established as a print resource by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) in 1960, IFLP has since migrated to HeinOnline’s electronic research platform and is available as an affordable, cost-effective add-on to your HeinOnline subscription.

Want to learn more about the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals and how it can help you meet the needs of practitioners, faculty members, and students who are researching foreign, international, and comparative law topics? Join AALL and HeinOnline for a free webinar this January…

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New Case Citation Alert for Authors!

Author Profile Pages, Customer Suggestion, MyHein, New Features, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We’re back with some exciting news about a new update to author profile pages. Thanks to a suggestion from Corinne Jacox of Creighton University, users can now receive email alerts when an author has been cited by a case that has been added to HeinOnline. Authors and librarians alike will love this new feature! With the implementation of this feature, users that currently receive Article Citation Alerts will now receive Case Citation Alerts by default, but may manage their alert preferences within MyHein at any time. The Case Citation Alert will need to be manually selected for all new users. Check out this quick tutorial or keep reading for more information on how to set up case citation alerts…

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