BUFFALO, NY, May 6, 2009 – The American Association of Law Libraries has selected HeinOnline’s Subject Compilations of State Laws Database for the 2009 AALL Best New Product Award. HeinOnline converted the well-respected, leading research guide, Subject Compilations of State Laws publication compiled by Cheryl Nyberg and Carol Boast, into an online, searchable database. This revolutionized historical state subject searching by providing researchers with digital access to more than 18,000 bibliographic records, many with extensive annotations.
The bibliographic records in the online database are enhanced to include thousands of links to law review articles and U.S. Supreme Court decisions that are available in HeinOnline. Entries also include live links to the Internet where state surveys are located, as well as links directly to WorldCat in cases where OCLC numbers exist. Legal researchers can browse by subject, search across a specific subject, search by entry number, journal title, article title, court and more. New bibliographic entries are added to the database quarterly, bringing researchers updates faster than the annual print series. The exact replicas of the bound volumes are also included to provide researchers the same browsing capabilities as they would have with the print product.
The New Product Award honors a new and innovate commercial legal information product that enhances or improves existing law library services and/or procedures. New products may include, but are not limited to, printed material, computer hardware and/or software, or other products or devices that aid or improve access to legal information, the legal research process, or procedures for technical processing of library materials. Any product that has been re-introduced in a new format or with substantial changes is also available. A new product is one that has been in the library-related marketplace for two years or less.
About HeinOnline — HeinOnline is a product of William S. Hein & Co., Inc. who has been serving the library community for nearly 90 years as a legal publisher, periodical subscription agent and the world’s largest distributor of legal periodicals. HeinOnline is Hein’s premier online product with more than 45 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. The content includes legal journals, government documents, foreign and international law materials, legal classics, world trials and much more. All content is in PDF format, fully searchable and from inception. Now, in more than 3,200 locations in over 150 countries, HeinOnline is the world’s largest image-based legal research collection and contains more than nine centuries of legal history.