It's been an Insanely Busy October!

Brennan Center for Justice, Current Content, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, Provincial Statutes of Canada, Slavery in America and the World, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline is constantly adding content and tools to enhance users' research experiences, but this month featured more announcements than most. Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletters to stay informed on what's new and what's coming soon!

Since there was so much to absorb, here's a summary of what happened in October:

1. HeinOnline's overall page count surpassed 140,000,000! There are more than 120,000 titles, nearly 300,000 volumes, and more than 60 databases available. On average, HeinOnline adds 1,000,000 pages every month.

2. Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law was released, completely free of charge, to anyone with an interest in the topic. The new database contains a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Browse the collection using content-specific subcollections or use the main search bar, located at the top of the page, to start your research on a particular topic:

The Editor's Introduction explains the importance of scholarship on slavery, historical information about slavery and its effect on today's society, and a brief explanation of the database's content.  Use the Slavery Quick Finder, located in the All Titles browse option, to locate titles based on their position on slavery, document type, jurisdiction, or topic:

NOTE: This categorization also applies to search faceting. After performing a topical search in HeinOnline, use the facets to select documents based on the above criteria:

View the brochure, register for access, or learn how to navigate and search in the database with this quick reference guide.

3. Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, an American Bar Association publication, changed its format and is now available online exclusively via HeinOnline. Advantages of an online subscription include:

  • Set up electronic table of contents (eTOC) alerts to be notified when new issues are available (requires a free MyHein personal research account)
  • Access both current content and Preview archives in a user-friendly, fully searchable format
  • Browse by case using the Case Locator option
  • Access exact replicas of merit and amicus briefs
  • Text and audio transcript linking
  • Link to the official version of all U.S. Supreme Court cases in the U.S. Reports
  • Link between related documents within Preview, HeinOnline, Fastcase, and external websites using inline hyperlinks, which are highlighted in blue throughout the database

It's easy to access material using HeinOnline's interface: