AALL 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Conference Recap


While we certainly missed seeing everyone in person at this year’s AALL Annual Conference, we still made the best out of our virtual meet-ups! If you missed any of our demos, we still have resources readily available. Join us as we recap the conference and check out what’s new in HeinOnline since last year!

New Databases

In the past year we’ve been updating and adding databases rich with unique content. We recently rolled out the newly-revised 5th edition of Cataloging Legal Literature that addresses the needs of large and small law libraries alike. We enhanced the American Indian Law Collection with the addition of a brand new search tool, editorialized treaties, and extensive treaty coverage. In case you missed it, we re-introduced the Criminal Justice & Criminology database, your must-have resource for researching criminal behavior, the criminal justice system, and the societal impact of crime. This database was reorganized, subject-coded, and renamed to better reflect its new content.

In addition to this new content, we also introduced the following new databases:

1. American Enterprise Institute

This database brings AEI’s collection of scholarship to HeinOnline’s fully searchable image-based format. Within the American Enterprise Institute database, users have the ability to browse a collection by title, author, or date. Additionally, unique to this database is the ability to browse titles by Policy Area.

2. Bibliography of American Law School Casebooks

A companion piece to the second edition, the new online database presents as extensive as possible a list of those casebooks intended for use in law schools and published in the United States from their inception in 1871. The incorporation of 4,000 new entries since the first edition makes this resource the only comprehensive casebook index in both print and digital format.

3. Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)

Newly Acquired!

CILP is a publication that has been issued by the University of Washington School of Law’s Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library for nearly 90 years. The William S. Hein Company and HeinOnline are proud to continue the publication of this crucial resource for legal scholars. Under Hein’s direction, the function and purpose of CILP will remain exactly the same—to provide a weekly, subject-categorized index of the most recent law journal issues.

4. U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library

Organized around the four affected presidents, this collection brings together a variety of documents both contemporaneous and asynchronous to each president’s impeachment, presenting both a snapshot of the political climate as each played out and the long view history has taken of past proceedings.

5. State Constitutions Illustrated

HeinOnline’s State Constitutions Illustrated is a collection of the constitutions of the 50 states of the United States, together with related documents and resources. It contains the text of every constitution that has been in force for every state with the original, consolidated, and current texts and an extensive collection of documents from before statehood.

6. Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE)

Winner of the 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award!

Edited by Frank Houdek and Ed Edmonds, HeinOnline’s Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE) is designed to assist researchers in locating sources relevant to the many issues surrounding the critically important subject areas of sports and entertainment, both of which have now attained global prominence.

7. Democracy in America

HeinOnline is proud to partner with Alan Keely, Associate Director for Collection Services at Wake Forest Law Library, to showcase a new and exciting version of Alexis de Tocqueville’s classic work, Democracy in America, complete with more than 1,000 annotations and references.

New Features

We are always looking for ways to improve users’ HeinOnline experience by listening to their feedback and implementing their suggestions, where possible, as quickly as we can. Since the last AALL meeting, the following features have been added to HeinOnline:

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Explore This Author

Use this tool to discover an author’s frequent co-authors, journals, topics, organizations, people, and locations.

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Editing Author Profiles

Authors who have enhanced their profile can edit their profile via MyHein if using the same email address.

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Author Profile Administrators

Librarians may request to become administrators so that they can edit their school’s faculty author profiles.

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ORCID Integration

ORCID iDs can be added to Author Profile Pages to link HeinOnline works to an ORCID record.

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Google Scholar and SSRN Links

Authors (or administrators) now have the added ability to link to Google Scholar Profiles and SSRN Profiles.

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Citation Lookup Tool

Utilize our citation lookup tool, found on the Serial Set landing page, to quickly retrieve a document.

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ScholarRank Update

We updated our formula and added institutional/organizational affiliations to our Top 250 ranking.

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We’ve integrated with NoodleTools, an online research management platform for any level of research experience.

HeinOnline Demos

Did you miss our demos? No worries, we’ve got you covered! Below we’ve supplied you with the slides for all of our demos for you to view at your own convenience.

New Featured Print Publications

In the last year, we’ve released a few new print titles covering legal philosophies, state research, international citations, and more! Check out what’s available.

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Researching Texas Law, 4th Edition

By Brandon D. Quarles and Matthew C. Cordon

This practical manual covers not only traditional areas of legal research (such as cases, court rules, statutes, and regulations), but also includes research instruction for more practitioner-oriented items, including jury instructions, civil jury verdicts, and settlements, briefs, records, and more!

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A Higher Law, Third Edition

By Jeffrey A. Brauch

This third edition continues to further the quest to look beyond legal rules and institutions to the legal philosophies that shaped them. It includes excerpts from books, articles, and cases written by some of the greatest minds to have shaped our legal system. Several chapters have updated readings that address important cultural trends.

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The Leaven of Sympathy

By Douglas W. Lind and Stacia Stein

An annotated bio-bibliography of the works of seminal law librarian Frederick C. Hicks. It contains a full timeline of the life of Frederick C. Hicks and includes nearly 160 entries organized chronologically and annotated with biographical references, footnotes, and cross-references.

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International Citator (volumes 5 & 6) – Completed Series!

Compiled and Edited by Nova Southwestern University, Shephard Broad College of Law

With the addition of volumes 5 & 6, this ground-breaking title is now complete! This set, conveniently organized into global regions, is a source of foundational and comprehensive citation standards for scholars working with all types of international and foreign materials. The pro­ject is tailored to the needs of an international readership by providing informa­tion useful for worldwide and diverse professionals.

For a comprehensive breakdown of what’s new in HeinOnline, check out the What’s New brochure or check out our prerecorded presentation below where we explore everything new to HeinOnline over the past year.

Thank you to everyone who filled out our survey. We love to hear feedback from our customers and are grateful for all your ideas and suggestions! We are already looking forward to next year’s conference, whatever that may bring. As always, thank you for your continued support!

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