New: SAGE Journal Packages Available in HeinOnline!

Content News, SAGE Journals, What's New
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline regularly seeks out new material and partnerships with other publishers in order to increase the scope of content available to users.  Recently, an agreement was reached with SAGE Publishing to bring selected SAGE journal content into HeinOnline. While 34 of these titles have been added to the Law Journal Library with a three-year embargo at no additional charge, current content for the majority of these journals is now available within four new packages.

Purchasing one or more of these packages will enable access to the most current material published in all titles included within the purchased package(s). Special pricing is available through HeinOnline…

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Criminal Justice in America: U.S. Attorney General Database has Been Expanded, Categorized and Re-Named

Criminal Justice in America, What's New
Shannon Sabo

It’s hard to believe that HeinOnline turned 17 years old in May. In our continued efforts to enhance our users’ research experiences, we often evaluate and add content to existing resources. Occasionally, the nature of the material added warrants content rearrangement. If enough content has been added to change the scope of the entire collection, the collection may be re-named to appropriately represent the material included within it.

The U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection has officially been renamed Criminal Justice in America: U.S Attorney General Opinions, Reports, and Publications. Since its release in January of 2006, the content included in this collection has expanded significantly: the title count has increased from 12 to 351…

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Researching the Watergate Scandal: Part One

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Presidential Library
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline’s journal and government document coverage dates back to inception, enabling researchers to learn about key historical events from multiple perspectives. Read articles written about events as they occurred, and view exact replicas of original historical print publications; also, find current material discussing these same events with information gained through hindsight.

Research Example: The Watergate Scandal

Although the Watergate scandal happened in the early 1970s, it’s been in the news recently. Most people associate Watergate with President Richard M. Nixon’s eventual resignation, but what happened leading up to that? Here’s a brief synopsis of major events:

  • On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested after breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee…

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New in HeinOnline: History of Capital Punishment

History of Capital Punishment, What's New
Shannon Sabo

It’s easily one of the most controversial and heavily debated issues in history, and HeinOnline has created a resource packed with information on capital punishment, providing researchers with a comprehensive overview of the history of death penalty legislation.

Major components of History of Capital Punishment include:

  • The Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection. This book is the result of more than 50 years of research by Eugene G. Wanger, a noted expert on the subject of capital punishment. It includes more than 7,000 bibliographic entries of books, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, photographs, and other memorabilia related to the history of the death penalty…

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Five Things You Can Do in Less Than 15 Seconds in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, Functionality
Shannon Sabo

Technological advancements have helped develop an information culture centered around instant gratification. In the research world, time is often critical when it comes to billable hours and project deadlines.  The HeinOnline support team has compiled a short list of tasks which can be accomplished in less than 15 seconds in HeinOnline. This list is by no means comprehensive.

NOTES

  • All tasks begin on the HeinOnline Welcome Page.
  • There are multiple ways to find material in HeinOnline; these are merely suggested methods.
  • If you happen to be a wicked-fast typist, you can probably beat our times and we encourage you to try.

1. Find a journal article by title

To find an article by title…

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Scheduled Maintenance Announcement

Functionality, System Maintenance
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline is hosted out of multiple data centers for security purposes and to ensure seamless access for our users. As the product continues to grow, we often must upgrade our server space, bandwidth, and power to accommodate increases both in data and user demands. As a result, we will soon be relocating one of our hosting sites to a new state-of-the-art data center which will provide us with a better environment, more space, and increased bandwidth. The relocation is scheduled for Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26. Due to the aforementioned multiple operation sites, there should be no downtime or impact to our users.

Part of this upgrade includes quadrupling the bandwidth available to our HOL servers…

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The Refugee Crisis: Exploring U.S. Resettlement

Exploring HeinOnline, United Nations, World Treaty Library
Shannon Sabo

The world has faced multiple refugee crises, defined as movements of large groups of displaced people. Today, more than 60 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced from their home countries due to political upheaval, violence, religious persecution, and a myriad of other reasons.

Refugees: Facts and Figures

According to refugees.org:

  • 60-70% of refugees live in urban areas as unrecognized residents
  • 20-30% live in camps, often for many years
  • Fewer than 0.1% are permanently resettled in a developed nation, such as the United States

According to pewresearch.org, the bulk of refugees admitted to the United States come from:

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Syria
  • Burma
  • Iraq
  • Somalia

The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

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Primary Sources, Secondary Sources and Beyond

Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline has long been known as an excellent platform for historical and current periodicals, books, and government documents. HeinOnline also has extensive case law coverage, much of which is provided through a partnership with Fastcase. The U.S. Reports, which contain the officially-published opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court, are available from inception to current in HeinOnline’s U.S. Supreme Court Library.

The partnership HeinOnline has with Fastcase provides access to case law from additional courts, including:

  • Federal circuit courts
  • Federal district courts
  • State appellate courts
  • Many more!

Coverage of case law powered by Fastcase dates back…

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“Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox”: The Alaska Purchase

Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, Treaties and Agreements Library
Bonnie Hein

March 30, 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of the sale of the Alaska territory from Russia to the United States. Alaska later was approved by Congress for statehood on July 7, 1958 through the Alaska Statehood Act (72 Stat. 339). It was proclaimed the 49th state on January 3,1959 by President Eisenhower.

The Russian Federation had recently lost the Crimean War to an alliance of France, Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and Sardinia and was fearful Britain would seize Alaska in a future conflict.  Additionally, the Russians were fearful that if gold was discovered in Alaska, Americans would invade the territory.  At the time, the deal helped to establish a closer relationship with the United States and aggravated Britain…

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NEW Sports Law Titles in HeinOnline

Law Journal Library, What's New
Shannon Sabo

The field of sports law is composed of legal issues surrounding both amateur and professional sports in the United States. While some aspects of this legal field overlap with labor law, contract law, and others, many law schools offer specific programs dedicated to sports law.

Unsurprisingly, HeinOnline contains tons of information on this topic. A quick search for “sports law” across all content produces thousands of results, with more than 6,500 results in the Law Journal Library, nearly 2,500 results in Bar Journals, and nearly 2,000 results in the Intellectual Property Law Collection. Browse the Law Journal Library content by subject to locate 34 journals on this topic:

Use the subject-specific search box located above the list of titles to search only within sports law journals:

To find articles related to your topic without limiting the query to subject-specific titles…

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