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CILP: The Essential Current Awareness Tool for Legal Information



SmartCILP Notifications Are Now Available in HeinOnline!

We recently announced that William S. Hein & Co., Inc. & HeinOnline acquired the rights to the University of Washington Gallagher Law Library’s Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)We have successfully transitioned this essential product into HeinOnline, and are excited to report that SmartCILP profiles are now available. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to create, edit, and manage SmartCILP profiles via the HeinOnline interface.

About Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)

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. Maintained diligently by an experienced team of editors, the publication indexes, by subject heading, the most recent issues of primarily American law journals. Since the 1960s, the index has been sent to its subscribers on a weekly basis.

Through CILP, law professors, lawyers, and law librarians receive timely topical access to more than 650 legal publications organized within 104 relevant subject headings. Also included are complete tables of contents from all journals indexed, as well as Bluebook citations.

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. 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.

Benefits of Hein’s Acquisition of CILP

  • Unlimited SmartCILP profiles are now available to institutions and organizations
  • Complete access to the digital archive of CILP available back to 1936
  • Enhanced efficiencies resulting in timely indexing of current issues and additional periodicals indexed per issue
  • Forthcoming expansion of periodical coverage
  • The previous editorial staff (Cynthia Fester, Tania Schriwer, and Ingrid Holmlund), who have decades of combined experience editing for the University of Washington Gallagher Law Library, will continue to index each issue of CILP under Hein
  • Full-text access via HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library of 2,800+ periodicals
  • Weekly SmartCILP alerts delivered to your inbox
  • Frequent enhancements will be implemented to the product
  • Access to Hein’s incredible customer service and support

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Join Us for a Free Webinar:

Maximizing Your CILP Subscription in HeinOnline

Date: July 30, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Join us for a webinar as we provide an overview of the Current Index to Legal Periodicals and SmartCILP transition into HeinOnline. In this brief but informative webinar, we’ll make sure you’re maximizing your CILP subscription! We will demonstrate how to create, edit, and manage your SmartCILP profile. Register today!

About SmartCILP Notifications

SmartCILP is an essential current awareness tool for legal scholars, providing tailored alerts delivered via email as a personalized supplement to the weekly CILP issue. All SmartCILP notifications include full-text linking to HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library.

With Hein’s acquisition of Current Index to Legal Periodicals, subscribing institutions and organizations are provided with the ability to create unlimited SmartCILP profiles. Users can create a SmartCILP profile from the Current Index to Legal Periodicals database landing page.

NOTE: All existing profiles that were managed from the University of Washington’s system are now available within HeinOnline. They do not need to be recreated.

Electronic CILP Download Page

When creating a profile, users will be directed to a form where they can manage what they will receive in the weekly SmartCILP notification. They must enter their name and then select as many Topics, Subjects, or Journals as desired. View our dedicated Knowledge Base article to learn more about creating a SmartCILP profile.

Editing SmartCILP Profiles

After setting up a SmartCILP profile, individuals will begin to receive a weekly notification that lists the most recent material available within their chosen subjects or journals. All SmartCILP notifications include direct full-text linking to HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library.

Manage SmartCILP Notifications Portal in MyHein

See below for an example of a SmartCILP email alert.

SmartCILP Notification from HeinOnline

SmartCILP profiles can be changed any time, allowing subscribers to tailor the delivery of CILP notifications to their changing research needs. Users may manage and edit their own SmartCILP profiles​ through MyHein. Particular individuals may also become authorized to manage the SmartCILP profiles of the faculty or staff at their subscribing institution. Access our step-by-step guides to both scenarios below.

About the Editors

A combined 20+ years’ experience in legal periodical indexing!

Ingrid Holmlund

Ingrid Holmlund, Executive Editor

Ingrid Holmlund is happy to join Hein as a continuing editor of CILP. She is a graduate of Stanford University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Ingrid attended law school in her home state of Washington, earning a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. After a clerkship at the Washington State Supreme Court, she practiced law at a large Seattle firm, primarily in the areas of environmental and land use law. Later, Ingrid returned to the University of Washington, attending its law librarianship program and obtaining a Master’s degree in Librarianship. She is also a member of the Washington State Bar.

Ingrid began working at the University of Washington Law School’s Gallagher Law Library as a CILP editor in 2011. She enjoys classical music, politics, and cooking. At last count, she has 165 cookbooks overflowing her kitchen bookshelves.

Cindy Fester

Cindy Fester, Managing Editor

Cindy Fester’s path to the editing team of CILP took a circuitous route. An employee of the University of Washington’s School of Law beginning in October of 2002, she worked for 13 years in a faculty support role. In 2015 Cindy was promoted to the position of editor of research publications in the UW School of Law. In 2017 she joined the Public Services team in the School of Law’s Gallagher Law Library, continuing in her editing role and was introduced to CILP as the proofreading editor. She later assumed the role she currently has, working part-time now with Hein and the indexers to produce each CILP issue.

Cindy holds degrees in Journalism and English from the University of Wyoming. During her years at the UW, she served as managing editor of the student newspaper for a term and worked four years as a student assistant at the University of Wyoming Athletic Media Relations Office. An undergraduate during the first several years of Title IX, she earned varsity letters in volleyball and softball as a walk-on.

Tania Schriwer

Tania Schriwer, Editor

Tania Schriwer brings more than ten years of indexing experience to CILP. After graduating from the University of Washington with a combined Law Librarianship/Master of Library and Information Science Degree in 2009, Tania started working for CILP at the Gallagher Law Library and is excited to join the HeinOnline team.

Prior to pursuing law librarianship, Tania worked as an attorney. She received her Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2000 and subsequently practiced product liability defense in San Francisco. She also clerked for the circuit and appellate courts in Chicago. Tania is admitted to the bar in Washington, California, and Illinois. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and hiking the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

SmartCILP LibGuide

To learn more about the CILP database, check out our LibGuide! Here users can view a complete list of CILP journals and see a breakdown of all SmartCILP topics and subjects.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals LibGuide

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