What’s New in HeinOnline: April Content Release

Content News, Content Release, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Tara Kibler

For more than a month, the entire Hein Company has been working from home. Boy, does time fly!

Was the transition to remote work unprecedented, and a little uncertain? Absolutely. However, as we look back over the past few weeks, we’re very lucky to say that it hasn’t changed HeinOnline operations in the least. Whether we’re at home or in the office, we will continue to provide the informational material, tools and features, customer service, and new content that you’ve come to expect from Hein.

See what we’ve been up to this past month with our latest content release, sent with love from our living rooms to yours.


Updated databases: 61

New titles: 2,410

New volumes: 3,326

New pages added last month: 940,422

Total pages in HeinOnline: 183,645,097

Highlights of the Past Month

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    Our Criminal Justice Database Got a Makeover

    For the past few months, the HeinOnline production team worked tirelessly to incorporate a massive update into one of our most popular databases, Criminal Justice in America. The unprecedented breadth of criminal justice and criminology content included in this addition (more than 2 million pages) led us to completely reorganize the database, subject-code the material, and give the collection a new and improved name more reflective of its new and improved content. Learn more about Criminal Justice & Criminology, your must-have resource for researching these two disciplines, in this recent blog post.

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    Individuals and Institutions Can Now Edit Author Profiles

    HeinOnline’s Author Profile Pages have long been an essential feature for showcasing the scholarly work of HeinOnline authors. Many have asked us for the ability to edit their own author profiles, or the author profiles of faculty at their institution. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve now added these two features for your convenience. Check out this blog post to get started.

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    HeinOnline's BLASE Received the 2020 AALL Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award

    The Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award recognizes a significant textual contribution to legal literature. After recently amending their requirements to allow the submission of online products, AALL has chosen HeinOnline’s Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE) for this prestigious award! A comprehensive resource for sports and entertainment law, BLASE features thousands of topic-coded articles and hundreds of topic-coded cases, as well as government documents, court decisions, and informative scope notes from the editors.  Learn more about the database here.

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    HeinOnline Integrated with NoodleTools

    As HeinOnline becomes increasingly vital to the general academic arena, we continue to honor our oldest and most important mission—to provide the best customer service in the industry. This means listening to the needs and wants of our customers, especially as the customer base expands. To enhance the research experience for all HeinOnline users—and particularly high schools, colleges, and universities—we’re excited to announce that we’ve integrated with NoodleTools, a popular online research management platform designed for any level of research experience. Read up on the integration in this recent blog post.

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    World Constitutions Illustrated Received Another Massive Update

    Back in January, we updated researchers on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database from October 2019 to January 2020. Since then, we’ve enhanced the database further with updates to 17 countries and the addition of 71 new titles. Check out this blog post to find out what documents were added to this ever-growing resource.

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    Significant Addition to Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

    This month, more than 4,200 articles were added to HeinOnline’s Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) database with the addition of issue 2019:3. This database is the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in nearly 600 legal journals published worldwide. Learn more about this database here.

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    HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Serial Set Expanded

    In the past month alone, nearly 250,000 pages were added to HeinOnline’s digitized U.S. Congressional Serial Set. In addition, 34 titles relating to the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump were included. Investigate the passage of the Defense Production Act with our most recent Secrets of the Serial Set, a blog series dedicated to unveiling the wealth of material hidden in this essential historical resource.

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    New Issue of Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases

    In light of ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court of the United States has decided to hear oral arguments during May by telephone conference. This argument session will include select cases originally scheduled for argument during March and April. We are pleased to offer this special edition of ABA Supreme Court Preview for this May argument Session. Volume 47, Issue 7 addresses several Supreme Court cases concerning trademark law, free speech, healthcare & religious freedom, Indian law, and congressional authority. Learn more about this database here.

Major Database Updates

We’ve added a ton of content to some of our most popular HeinOnline databases! Check out the most substantial additions this month:

  • The Law Journal Library continues to grow with the addition of 10 new journals, while one new title was also added to Bar Journals.
  • The U.S. Congressional Documents database now includes 1,413 new titles.
  • Legal Classics Library was updated to include 162 new titles.
  • 120 titles were added to GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions.
  • An additional 37 titles were added to History of International Law.
  • Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II now includes 37 new titles, as well.
  • Finally, the U.S. Congressional Serial Set continues to grow with the addition of 34 new titles and nearly 250,000 pages. 

That’s not all! Expand each collection below to discover additional updates, along with our favorite titles from each addition.

217 titles were updated and 10 new titles were added, including:

Communication Law and Policy
Full Text: Vols. 1-19 (1996-2014)
Indexed: Vols. 1-25#1 (1996-2020)

Published by Taylor & Francis

The societal, cultural, economic, and political dimensions of communication, including the freedoms of speech and press, are undergoing dramatic global changes. As a forum for discussions of continuing and emerging questions in these areas, Communication Law and Policy considers traditional and contemporary problems of freedom of expression and dissemination. The double-blind peer-reviewed journal seeks research that is informed theoretically by First Amendment and constitutional analyses, historical approaches to communication law and policy issues, contemporary social theory literature that treats the law as cultural forms, the sociology and philosophy of law, systems approaches, critical theory, and other appropriate theoretical bases. The journal publishes rigorously reasoned and thoroughly researched studies based on traditional legal research, social science techniques, or ethnographic, international, or comparative analyses, as well as articles using other approaches to pertinent topics.

Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design
Vols. 1-4#1 (2016-2019)

Published by Indiana University Bloomington, Maurer School of Law

The Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design is an online interdisciplinary forum devoted to the development of the new field of constitutional design. Grown out of the work of the Center for Constitutional Democracy (CCD) at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, the journal builds on the CCD’s study and practice of constitutional design by providing a forum for the discussion and dissemination of related information and ideas.

This peer-edited publication differs from a traditional law journal in at least two ways: (1) it includes many different types of contributions of varying length, ranging from summaries of research on a topic, to taxonomies of constitutional mechanisms serving particular functions, to the development of theoretical models concerning constitutional design, and (2) its contributions draw on a wide range of disciplinary frameworks and skill sets, some focused on political science, economics, or anthropology, rather than law. The journal ultimately aims to contribute to the practice and theory of the developing field of constitutional design, providing information of use to both practitioners engaged in constitutional drafting or advising as well as scholars studying these processes.

Oditor – Journal for Management, Finance, and Law

Published by the Center for Economic and Financial Research (Moscow)

Oditor is a peer-edited journal from the Center for Economic and Financial Research in Moscow, publishing papers in the fields of management, finance, and law. A research and development organization, the Center for Economic and Financial Research focuses on education and training through seminars, scientific meetings in the field of economics and finance, the financing of research projects in the field of environmental protection, and other activities.

Though particularly applicable to researchers of civil law, public law, international law, and law and economics, Oditor publishes articles, contributions, comments, essays, debates, notes, and book reviews on all aspects of law and social sciences. Special emphasis is placed on both contemporary legal developments as well as jurisprudence and legal history.

Revista Justica do Direito
Vols. 1-32 (1955-2018)
Title Varies: Vols. 1-7 (1955-1973) as Revista da Faculdade de Direito

Published by the University of Passo Fundo

Revista Justica do Direito (The Law of Justice Journal) is a peer-edited publication of the University of Passo Fundo Law School, intended to publicize the works of both professors and students active in law graduate programs throughout Brazil and other regions. Reviewed by both Brazilian and international editors, the journal’s objective is to disseminate scientific papers and research results related to its primary topics: (1) constitutional jurisdiction and democracy, and (2) social relations and dimensions of power.

Russian Juridical Journal

Published by Urals State Law University

Founded in 1993 by the RF Ministry of Justice and the Urals State Law Academy, this bimonthly journal seeks to provide one combined forum for the discussion of federal and regional problems of legal regulation and law enforcement practice. Though a product of the Urals State Law University, the Russian Juridical Journal cooperates with the largest legal schools of Russia as well as regional government bodies to provide access to informational materials, publish scientific articles, and carry out round-table discussions. Primarily covering areas such as the theory of law and state, international law, economy and law, civil law and procedure, and criminal law and procedure, the journal gives special attention to problems of state and local self-management, investigatory and judiciary practice, and comparative jurisprudence.

SMU Law Review Forum
Vols. 72-73 Article 3 (2019-2020)

Published by Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law

The SMU Law Review Forum is a brand new online journal edited by the students of the SMU Law Review Association. The Forum was established in 2019 as a counterpart to the print SMU Law Review, which deals with significant questions of local, national, and international law. Specializing in short-form, timely articles that are reviewed and published on an accelerated schedule, this new online journal hopes to provide readers with the most current content about legal updates in between the publication of new issues of the SMU Law Review.

Statelessness & Citizenship Review
Vol. 1 (2019)

Published by the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness (Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne) and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI)

The Statelessness and Citizenship Review is a new online journal, the first to be entirely dedicated to advancing the understanding of statelessness and related citizenship phenomena and challenges, helping to meet the growing demand for the exchange of ideas and knowledge among scholars in the blossoming field of statelessness studies. This peer-reviewed, biannual interdisciplinary journal contains original scholarly articles, book reviews, case notes (offering summaries and commentaries on significant global jurisprudence), and critiques and comments from scholars and practitioners on emerging research, policy trends, and other new developments.

Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University Law

Published by Saint Petersburg State University

Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University Law is a quarterly scientific and theoretical peer-reviewed journal, publishing content relating to comparative law, foreign law, and public and private law, as well as other related disciplines such as criminology, forensics, and social sciences. The journal’s primary goal is to publish papers that provide the original results of empirical research and analytical reviews. It has been recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

World Bank Legal Review
Vols. 1-7 (2003-2016) All Published

Published by the World Bank Group

The World Bank Legal Vice Presidency published the annual World Bank Legal Review (WBLR) for judges, attorneys, policy makers, policy advisors, and other professionals engaged in fields relating to international law, justice, and development. With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership—five institutions working for sustainable solutions to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Featuring contributions from both legal scholars and practitioners, the WBLR offers a combination of legal scholarship, lessons from experience, commentary on legal developments, and research on the variety of ways in which worldwide legal systems promote poverty reduction, economic development, and the rule of law.

One title was updated and four new titles were added, including:

Indian War of 1864
1v. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1960 Reprint
Ware, Eugene F.

31 titles were updated and one new title was added:

Virginia Lawyer
Vols. 1-68#5 (1953-2020)

Published by the Virginia State Bar

Virginia Lawyer magazine (including the previously separate Virginia Lawyer Register) is the official publication of the Virginia State Bar, the administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia created to regulate, improve, and advance the legal profession in the state. The Virginia Lawyer is widely distributed to lawyers, judges, general subscribers, law libraries, other state bar associations, and the media. Published on a bimonthly basis, each issue contains substantive articles on legal subjects, informational pieces about the bar and bar activities, letters to the editor, professional notices, rule changes, ethics opinions, disciplinary actions, and classified ads.

One title was updated and 14 new titles were added, including:

Censored: The Private Life of the Movie
1v. New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1930
Ernst, Morris L.; Lorentz, Pare

Hollywood, the Dream Factory: An Anthropologist Looks at the Movie-Makers
1v. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950
Powdermaker, Hortense

State Censorship of Motion Pictures
1v. New York City: H. W. Wilson Company, 1923
Rutland, James Richard, Compiler

World-Wide Influences of the Cinema: A Study of Official Censorship and the International Cultural Aspects of Motion Pictures
1v. Los Angeles: University of Southern California Press, 1940
Harley, John Eugene

Nine new titles were added, including:

Negro and Crime in Virginia
1v. Virginia: University of Virginia, 1936
Chamberlain, Bernard Peyton

State Crime Commissions: What They Are, How They Should Be Organized, What They Should Do
1v. New York: National Crime Commission, 1926
Moley, Raymond

37 new titles were added, including:

Peace-Making and the Settlement with Japan
1v. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1963
Dunn, Frederick Sherwood

Suitors and Suppliants: The Little Nations at Versailles
1v. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1946
Bonsal, Stephen

Vatican and the War
1v. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1944
Cianfarra, Camille M.

Winning the Peace in the Pacific: A Chinese View of Far Eastern Postwar Plans and Requirements for a Stable Security System in the Pacific Area
1v. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1944
Chow, S. R.

Words That Won the War: The Story of the Committee on Public Information, 1917-1919
1v. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1939
Mock, James R.; Larson, Cedric

More than 4,200 articles were added to Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals with the addition of issue 2019:3.
One title was updated and 162 new titles were added, including:

Einstein on Peace
1v. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960
Nathan, Otto; Norden, Heinz, Editors

Juvenile Delinquency
1v. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1949
Tappan, Paul W.

Office of Prime Minister
1v. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1956
Carter, Byrum E.

On Politics and Education
1v. New York: Published for the Classics Club by Walter J. Black, 1947
Locke, John

Third Parties in American Politics
1v. Washington, DC: Public Affairs Press, 1959
Nash, Howard P., Jr.

20 new titles were added, including:

Apologetical Narration of the State and Government of the Kirk of Scotland since the Reformation
1v. Edinburgh: Printed for the Wodrow Society, 1846
Scot, William; Forbes, John

Council in Action: Theological Reflections on the Second Vatican Council
1v. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1963
Kung, Hans

Development of Religious Toleration in England from the Accession of James I to the Convention of the Long Parliament, 1603-1640
1v. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936
Jordan, W. K.

First of the Puritans and the Book of Common Prayer
1v. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Company, 1949
Rust, Paul R.

History of the Church: From the Earliest Ages to the Reformation
1v. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1834
Waddington, George

Moral Values and the Moral Life: The Ethical Theory of St. Thomas Aquinas
1v. Hamden: Shoe String Press, Inc., 1961
Gilson, Etienne; Ward, Leo Richard, Translator

Quaker Colonies: A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware
1v. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1919
Fisher, Sydney G.

Wisdom and Love in Saint Thomas Aquinas
1v. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1951
Gilson, Etienne

Two titles were updated and 37 new titles were added, including:

America Faces the Future
1v. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932
Beard, Charles A., Editor

Electronic Bulls and Bears: U.S. Securities Markets and Information Technology
1v. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 1990

There was a large update to the U.S. Congressional Documents database. See below for a breakdown.

  • 442 new congressional hearings
  • 897 new Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports
  • 32 new committee prints, including:

Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, with Reservations, if any, by Governments Participating in Hostilities in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos
1v. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1970

  • 42 other new congressional documents, including:

Senate and the League of Nations
1v. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925
Lodge, Henry Cabot

Eight new titles were added, including:

Man behind Roosevelt: The Story of Louis McHenry Howe
1v. New York: World Publishing Company, 1954
Stiles, Lela

A substantial update was made to the World Constitutions Illustrated database in the last few months to include 17 country updates and 71 new titles. This month, an additional 29 new titles were added, including:

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
1v. Lagos: Federal Ministry of Information, 1963

D’Aubigne’s History of the Great Reformation in Germany and Switzerland, Reviewed: Or, the Reformation in Germany Examined in Its Influence on Religion, Government, Literature and General Civilization
1v. Baltimore: John Murphy, 1844
Spalding, M. J.

Democracy and the Party Movement in Prewar Japan: The Failure of the First Attempt
1v. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967 3rd printing
Scalapino, Robert A.

Evolution of Prussia: The Making of an Empire
1v. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1946 rev. ed.
Marriott, J. A. R.; Robertson, Charles Grant

Historical Sketch of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of the Reformation in Poland: And of the Influence Which the Scriptural Doctrines Have Exercised on That Country in Literary, Moral, and Political Respects
2v. London: J. L. Cox and Sons, 1838-1840
Krasinski, Valerian

History of France
1v. New York: St. Martin Press, 1953
Romier, Lucien; Rowse, A. L., Translator

History of the Conquest of Peru: With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas
2v. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847
Prescott, William Hickling

Indonesia: Land of Challenge
1v. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954
Bro, Margueritte Harmon

Majority of the People
1v. New York: Modern Age Books, 1941
Mims, Edwin Jr.

Prelude to Silence, the End of the German Republic
1v. New York: Oxford University Press, 1944
Brecht, Arnold

Revolt of the Netherlands, 1555-1609
1v. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1958 2nd ed.
Geyl, Pieter

Russia and the Peace
1v. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1944
Pares, Bernard

Six new titles were added, including:

Politics, Trials, and Errors
1v. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1950
Hankey, Maurice Pascal Alers

But wait, there’s more! Access the comprehensive list of all new material added and updated in the April Content Release.

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