What’s New in HeinOnline: November Content Release

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

In this season of giving thanks, we at HeinOnline are finding we have so much to be thankful for—an engaged research community, continued great feedback, and of course, the ability to bring new and exciting content to our users each month, even during a pandemic. So much content, in fact, that the Law Journal Library was even able to reach another milestone of 2,900 journals this month!

Take a look and see what’s now available with our November content release—who knows, you might find yourself a little thankful, too.


Updated databases: 65

New titles: 1,021

New volumes: 1,950

New pages added last month: 738,989

Total pages in HeinOnline: 190,292,370

Highlights from the Past Month

1. Database Enhancement: Past Pandemic Content Added to Our COVID-19 Database

In August, HeinOnline released COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law free to all Core subscription packages, empowering users with factual information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its global effects. Now, the addition of more than 530 titles and nearly 50,000 pages has necessitated an expansion and revamp of this database. Learn more about the new and improved COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present database. 

2. New Feature: Users Can Now Search Across Multiple Databases

Searching in HeinOnline just got even more intuitive. Thanks to wonderful customer suggestions, users can now search multiple selected databases at once right from their HeinOnline welcome page. Watch the brief video or check out our step-by-step guide in this blog post to learn how to get started.

3. New Feature: Keep Track of Your Author Alerts in MyHein

With HeinOnline’s author profile pages, users have long been able to set up email alerts for particular authors. Have you set up author alerts in the past, and found it hard to keep track? Would you like to set up and manage a number of author alerts all in one place? If so, read this blog post (or watch the brief video) to learn about HeinOnline’s newest author alerts feature.

4. New Citation Format: Australian Guide to Legal Citations (AGLC)

A new citation style has been added to the Cite box in HeinOnline. Now, when citing a HeinOnline document, find the Australian Guide to Legal Citations (AGLC), 4th Edition as a citation option. Stay tuned for more information on the HeinOnline Blog about this new style!

5. A Wealth of Legislative Histories Were Added

Over the past year, HeinOnline has been consistently adding extensive legislative histories to our U.S. Federal Legislative History Library. A total of 91 legislative histories have been added for legislation that covers a range of topics from energy research and development to the president’s national emergency powers to music copyright in the streaming era. Stay tuned in to the HeinOnline Blog to learn more about just how much has been added.

6. Featured Database: American Law Institute Library

HeinOnline offers a variety of a-la-carte databases to supplement the user’s research in specific areas. This month, we featured one of these databases—the American Law Institute Library—on the HeinOnline Blog. The American Law Institute Library is a digital collection that provides easy access to invaluable American Law Institute projects and documents that have influenced modern law and society. Visit the post to learn more about the database or to watch a short tutorial.

7. Hot Resource: The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Are you an information professional at a law firm or government agency supporting the work of multilingual attorneys in transnational legal practice? Are you an academic law librarian seeking to better serve the needs of foreign-trained, non-native English-speaking LLM and other advanced degree students? Learn more about how the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals can help you and register for a free IFLP webinar in this guest post from the editorial team. Additionally, this month 2,000 articles were added to the Index with the addition of issue 2020:1. Learn more about the update below.

8. The Serial Set Digitization Project Continues

Since its initial release in October 2018, nearly 6.9 million pages and nearly 9,000 volumes have been added to the Serial Set in HeinOnline. In the past month alone, the Serial Set grew by nearly 350 volumes and more than 200,000 pages. Read up on this month’s Secret of the Serial Set—an investigation of the oft-overlooked Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal involving the Reagan Administration, the Nicaraguan Civil War, and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

9. We Gave You Some More Great Tips

We brought back some helpful tips of the week to help you research with confidence. First, go back to basics by learning how to locate a title in HeinOnline, then try something a little more advanced by learning how to research the career of a U.S. senator using multiple databases.  

Major Database Updates

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

  • The Law Journal Library continues to grow with the addition of nine new journals, bringing the database to a total of 2,900 journals!
  • 200 CRS Reports, nearly 100 hearings, and 12 committee prints were added to the U.S. Congressional Documents database.
  • 130 titles were added to Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases.
  • GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions has been updated to include 120 new titles.
  • 71 new titles were added to the Legal Classics Library.
  • Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf grew by 36 titles.
  • 29 titles were added to the American Enterprise Institute.
  • 22 titles were added to Religion and the Law.

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

With the November content release, we added nine new journals, all of which are active serials. In addition, the incorporation of these publications brings HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library to a whopping 2,900 journals! 


Published by University of Targu Jiu

Annals of the Constantin Brancusi University of Targu Jiu, Letters and Social Sciences Series includes articles from the historical, social, and philosophical perspectives with the objectives of encouraging research in education and expanding the horizon of knowledge in the field of letters and social sciences. The papers submitted also relate to interdisciplinary fields such as public management, administrative law, communitarian law, international law, and international relations. This journal, according to Horatiu Gorun, Editor-in-Chief, is a means to draw together factors involved in the conceptualization, elaboration, implementation and evaluation of educational policy.

Vols. 45-47 (2017-2019)

Published by Florida State University College of Law

The Florida State University Law Review Online is an online forum to promote the discussion of emerging legal issues. The publication includes short essays, response pieces, and case notes written by former and current editors of the Florida State University Law Review, a forum for contemporary legal discourse.

Additionally, the online forum includes the annual Rehearing, a virtual symposium designed to bring together a small group of scholars to discuss a pressing legal issue, which is recorded and then transcribed.


Published by Association of Lawyers in Intergovernmental Finance and Development Organisations (ALIFDO) Ltd.

The Intergovernmental Organisations In-house Counsel Journal is the peer-edited law journal of the Association of Lawyers in Intergovernmental Finance and Development Organisations (ALIFDO) Ltd. ALIFDO is a membership-based not-for-profit entity formed in 2017 with the “global ambition” of bringing all lawyers working in intergovernmental organizations committed to finance and development under one umbrella. The purpose of the journal is to provide a platform for ALIFDO members, academics, and other practitioners and to identify and explore topics of interest to lawyers working for such international organizations, as well as to those who are interested in the work of these organizations.

Vols. 1-4#2 (2016-2019)

Published by Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Liberal Studies is a transdisciplinary biannual journal of the School of Liberal Studies at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in India. Liberal Studies aims to serve as an intellectual forum for humanities, arts, and social science scholars to put forward and converse on local and global issues, both from academic and policy perspectives. Each issue of the journal amalgamates research articles, expert opinions, and book reviews on various topics with an endeavor to investigate contemporary world concerns. The journal aspires to be a leading international journal in bridging the long-standing gap in the existing social science literature dissected on disciplinary lines.

Vols. 1-8#1 (2017-2020)

Published by Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador (PUCE)

The Journal of the Faculty of Jurisprudence (RFJ) is a continuous peer-edited and biannual scientific publication published by the Publications Center under the auspices of the Research Directorate of University. The modality of continuous publication closes on June 30 and on December 31 of each year; however, the RFJ is open to receiving articles throughout the year. Its emphasis is on the legal field and its relationship with other disciplines, knowledge, and sciences.

Vols. 1-6 (2014-2019)

Published by Universidad Nacional del Litoral

The Euro-Latin American Journal of Administrative Law is a biannual scientific journal composed by universities from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Italy and Spain. The publication is peer-edited and articles are selected through a double-blind peer-review process. Its mission is to publish excellent law articles on Administrative Law in European and Latin American spaces. The central focus of the journal is the study of this discipline, and especially issues related to the relationship of public administration with globalization, social inclusion, the fight against corruption, public procurement, fundamental rights, and the phenomenon of the constitutionalization of law.

Vols. 1-12 (2019-2020)

Published by Technium Science

Technium Social Sciences Journal (TSSJ) is a peer-edited annual journal that welcomes high-quality contributions investigating topics in the fields of Communication Sciences, Economics, Psychology, Law, Education, Political Science, Sociology, Administrative Sciences, Social Work, and many more, from theoretical, empirical and critical perspectives. TSSJ mainly favors original and articulate research papers, but theory-focused articles, book reviews, and other scientific contributions are also welcome.

Vols. 1-2 (2018-2019)

Published by University of the Gambia, Law Faculty

The University of the Gambia Law Review is a peer-edited journal that aims to provide a platform for African legal articles, often in a West African context, to be published alongside international and contemporary legal papers. Gambian and other West African human rights violations and general legal challengers are often unheard in global dialogue amongst larger African nations who bear greater resources. This journal is on a mission to shine a light on these issues and challenge common rhetoric and presumptions found within the legal practice in West Africa.

Vols. 1-4 (2014-2019)

Published by Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Criminal Law Section of the Utah State Bar

The Utah Journal of Criminal Law is a peer-reviewed, scholarly publication designed to elevate the discussion and quality of criminal law practice. Articles may be defense- or prosecution-oriented, but the overall goal is to provide balanced discussions of an academic nature. To ensure balance and quality, each article is edited by a criminal defense lawyer, a prosecutor, and an academic or judge. When articles promote one side over the other, the Editorial Board seeks to identify authors to provide the opposing viewpoint. The Editorial Board consists of criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, academics, and judges, and articles are proofread and citation-checked by law students.

29 new titles were added, including:

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Revenues of State and Local Governments: An Update
1v. Washington D.C.: American Enterprise Institute, 2020
Clemens, Jeffrey; Veuger, Stan

Eight new titles were added, including:

Handbook on Justice for Victims: On the Use and Application of the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power
1v. New York: United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, 1999

Five new titles were added, including:

America’s Second Crusade
1v. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1950
Chamberlin, William Henry

Chinese-Russian Relations
1v. New York: Philosophical Library, 1949
Pavlovsky, Michel N.

United States and France: Some Opinions on International Gratitude
1v. New York: Oxford University Press, 1926
Scott, James Brown

11 new titles were added, including:

China at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919
1v. Jamaica, New York: St. John’s University Press, 1961
King, Wunsz

Sweden: Champion of Peace
1v. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1949
Hinshaw, David
2,000 articles were added with the addition of issue 2020:1.

Special collections in this issue include:

  • Dama;12ska collection
    Visions of justice: liber amicorum Mirjan Damaka.
  • Dugard collection
    The pursuit of a brave new world in international law: essays in honour of John Dugard.
  • Ma collection
    Legal Thoughts between the East and the West in the Multilevel Legal Order: A Liber Amicorum in Honour of Professor Herbert Han-Pao Ma.
  • O’Boyle collection
    The Right to Life under Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights: in honour of Michael O`Boyle.
  • Swedish perspectives
    Swedish perspectives on private law europeanization.
71 new titles were added, including:

Codex Juris Ecclesiastici Anglicani: Or, the Statutes, Constitutions, Canons, Rubricks and Articles, of the Church of England, Methodically Digested under Their Proper Heads
2v. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1761 2nd ed., rev.
Gibson, Edmund

Progressive Democracy
1v. New York: Macmillan Company, 1915
Croly, Herbert

Quiet Crisis
1v. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963
Udall, Stewart L.

Four titles were updated and 19 new titles were added, including:

Liquor Tax Law of the State of New York: As Enacted by the Legislature of 1896, in Effect March 23, 1896, with Index
1v. New York: Banks & Brothers, 1896
Parker, Amasa J., Jr.

130 new titles were added to this database over the past month.

In addition, Volume 48 #3, the third issue of Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases for this Supreme Court term, has been published and is now available online.

22 new titles were added, including:

Religion in the Development of American Culture, 1765-1840
1v. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1952
Sweet, William Warren

Two titles were updated and 36 new titles were added, including:

Critics and Crusaders
1v. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1947
Madison, Charles A.

One title was updated and 10 new titles were added, including:

Monetary Policy and the Depression: A First Report on International Monetary Problems by a Group of the Royal Institute of International Affairs
1v. London: Oxford University Press, 1933

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 115-97
28v. Getzville: William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2020
Manz, William H., Editor

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

  • 57 new congressional documents
  • 94 new congressional hearings
  • 200 new Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports
  • 12 new committee prints

Here are some notable titles:

Congressional Document

H.R. 3361, RIVER Act, as Ordered Reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on July 15, 2020
1v. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Budget Office, 2020


Health Care in Rural America: Examining Experiences and Costs, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session
Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 2020

COVID-19: Government Resources for Real-Time Economic Indicators
October 21, 2020 IN11521
Jennings, Julie; Weinstock, Lida R.

CRS Report

COVID-19: Consumer Loan Forbearance and Other Relief Options
October 23, 2020 R46356
Cooper, Cheryl R.; et al.

Five new titles were added, including:

Legislative History of Public Law 88-108
7v. Boston: Goodwin Procter, 1963-1968

Legislative History of the Railroad Retirement System: Its Coming Crisis
1v. Boston: Goodwin Procter, 1972

Legislative History of the Trade Act of 1974, P.L. 93-618
14v. Boston: Goodwin Procter, 1974

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 115-97
28v. Getzville: William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2020
Manz, William H., Editor

United States-Mexico-Canada Implementation Act: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 116-113
5v. Getzville: William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2020
Manz, William H., Editor

This brings the total of HeinOnline’s new, extensive legislative histories to 91 since last November!

14 new titles were added, including:

Taft Story
1v. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954
White, William S.

Truman Administration: Its Principles and Practice
1v. New York: New York University Press, 1956
Koenig, Louis W., Editor

17 new titles were added, including:

History of the Islamic Peoples
1v. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1947
Brockelmann, Carl; et al.

Mao Tse-Tung, Ruler of Red China
1v. New York: Henry Schuman, 1950
Payne, Robert

Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany
1v. New York: New York University Press, 1956
Jarman, T. L.

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

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