What’s New In HeinOnline: December Content Release

Content News, Content Release, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

While 2020 brought fear, sadness, and uncertainty, it also sparked creativity in birthday drive-by parades, the appreciation of comfy sweatpants, and enjoying the simple things in life. Amidst all of the chaos, one thing that remained constant was HeinOnline. Whether you were researching in your bedroom, your kitchen, or your home office, we provided you with new and relevant content each month.

As the saying goes, out with the old, in with the new. Let’s take a look at what’s been added in the past month to kick off this new year.


Updated databases: 63

New titles: 1,165

New volumes: 1,882

New pages added last month: 687,766

Total pages in HeinOnline: 190,980,136

Highlights from the Past Month

1. We Broke Down 2020’s Substantial Addition of Legislative Histories

In total, 91 legislative histories were added to the database over the past 12 months, spanning more than 230,000 pages and covering a range of topics, from energy research and development to the president’s national emergency powers to music copyright in the streaming era.

2. We Implemented a Multi-Level Taxonomy in our Law Journal Library

To make our Topics even more intuitive, discoverable, and user friendly, we categorized them within a multi-level taxonomy. The same Topics are available, but they’re now organized into a logical hierarchy that allows users to drill down from broad areas of study to their specific topics of interest.

3. We Expanded Your Knowledge on Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

We brought you tips from the experts themselves on how to use the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals. To make sure you’re maximizing this great resource, along with AALL, we are offering a free webinar training!

4. Case Citation Alerts Were Added to Author Profile Pages

Thanks to a suggestion from Corinne Jacox of Creighton University, users can now receive email alerts when an author has been cited by a case that has been added to HeinOnline. Authors and librarians alike will love this new feature!

5. Australian Guide to Legal Citations (AGLC) Was Added

Thanks to a suggestion from Neerav Srivastava of Monash University, we added the Australian Guide to Legal Citations (AGLC) to HeinOnline.  We knew that with our holdings of more than 90 Australian journals, this would greatly benefit our customers.

6. We Broke Down How to Navigate Titles, Volumes, Sections and Pages

In our Tip of the Week, we explained how to digitally navigate the structure of a title within HeinOnline. Read the post to see the breakdown of titles, volumes, sections, and pages or check out this quick video tutorial.

7. We Explained How to Find Authoritative Sources Using ScholarCheck

When browsing through scholarly journals and secondary sources in HeinOnline, it’s imperative to know how authoritative a source is for your research. ScholarCheck analyzes citation data to provide the most-cited journals, articles, and authors and aides researchers in quickly locating related material. Read the post to learn how to use ScholarCheck or check out this quick video tutorial.

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 additional of 10 new journals, including the NOMOS series—annual volumes from the highly regarded American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy discussing political and legal theory.
  • 288 CRS Reports, 185 hearings, and 9 committee prints were added to the U.S. Congressional Documents database.
  • The Serial Set grew by the addition of 400 volumes and 200,000+ pages.
  • More than 115 titles were added to the Legal Classics Library.
  • GAO Reports grew with the additional of nearly 110 new titles.
  • 33 titles were added to Taxation and Economic Reform in America: Parts 1 & II.
  • 29 titles were added to World Constitutions Illustrated.
  • Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf grew by 21 titles.
  • 17 titles were added to History of International Law.

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

Vols. 1-6 (2011-2017) All Published

Published by Arizona Summit Law School

Accord is the internet-based companion of Phoenix Law Review, the flagship publication of Phoenix School of Law (now known as Arizona Summit Law School). The journal strives to be the most up-to-date source on legal discussion in Arizona, and looks to achieve this goal by publishing articles on a rolling basis. It welcomes all genres of scholarly legal writing but is focused on producing articles pertinent to the Arizona legal community.

Vols. 1-2#1 (2019-2020)

Published by Ankara University

ASBU Law Journal is a double peer-reviewed journal published biannually that provides access to articles, case studies, book reviews, notes, and translations written in Turkish, English, German, and French. It aims to contribute to legal literature by publishing original and scientific studies relating to the field of law.

Vols. 1-35 (1982-2019)

Published by University of Extremadura, Faculty of Law

The Anuario de la Facultad de Derecho Universidad de Extremadura (AFDUE) is a legal-scientific publication that contributes to the advancement of knowledge and dissemination of research carried out by teachers, researchers, and professionals in the fields of law, political science, public administration, and criminology. The academic, scientific, and professional communities related to these subjects are the target audience of this journal. Created in 1982, AFDUE is published annually with content, contributing authors, and target audiences both national and international.

Vols. 1-6#1 (2015-2020)

Published by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia

Constitutional Review (Consrev) is a peer-reviewed law journal published biannually by the Center for Research and Case Analysis and Library Management of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia. It aims to disseminate research, conceptual analysis, and other writings of a scientific nature on constitutional issues. Articles published cover various topics relating to constitutions, constitutional courts, constitutional court decisions, and issues on constitutional law in both Indonesia and other countries all over the world. Designed to be an international law journal, this publication is intended as a forum for legal scholarship which discusses ideas and insights from law professors, legal scholars, judges, and practitioners.

Vols. 1-3 (2018-2020)

Published by Center for Research of Modern and Contemporary History Tuzla

Historical Views was launched with the aim of providing additional incentives to the development of history as science in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially in the study and research of issues related to modern and contemporary history and the creation of a new space to publish research findings from the affirmed historians, young researchers, students, history professors, and other scholars in the field of historiography. This annual publication seeks to advocate for the advancement of historical science in the scientific life of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Bosnia-Herzegovina, recognizing that historical insight is an important precondition for the humanization of social relations in the region.

Vols. 1-11 (2007-2018)

Published by The International In-House Counsel Journal Limited

The International In-House Counsel Journal is concerned with the exchange of ideas of in-house counsel representing commercial organizations from all sectors and jurisdictions around the world. Each quarterly issue contains papers based on case study experience of in-house counsel in the main disciplines of commercial law from different jurisdictions. This peer-reviewed journal covers major areas of law such as antitrust/competition, commercial litigation, contracts, corporate governance, data protection, health and safety, intellectual property, and more.

Vols. 1-11#4 (2010-2020)

Published by ASERS Publishing

Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics is designed to provide an outlet for theoretical and empirical research at the interface of Economics and Law. The journal explores the various understandings that economic approaches shed on legal institutions, applying to legal issues the insights developed in economic disciplines such as microeconomics and game theory, finance, econometrics, and decision theory, as well as in related disciplines such as political economy and public choice, behavioral economics, and social psychology.

Moreover, this quarterly journal publishes on a broad range of topics, including the economic analysis of regulation and the behavior of regulated firms, the political economy of legislation and legislative processes, law and finance, industrial organization, and more.

Vols. 1-15#28 (2006-2020)

Published by University of Miskolc, Hungarian Association of Agricultural Law

Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Law is a unique journal of central Europe in that it publishes comprehensive and specific articles of high academic quality in the fields of agricultural, environmental, and energy law, as well as other fields and branches of law in connection with the three dimensions of sustainable development (in particular, its social and economic dimension). The aim of this journal is to further develop the jurisprudence of Hungary and all Central European countries, as well as to integrate agricultural, environmental, and other related areas and branches of law into international academic life.

Vols. 1-6#1 (2014-2019)

Published by Oxford University Press

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is the first peer-reviewed legal journal focused on the advances at the intersection of law and the biosciences. A co-venture between Duke University, Harvard University Law School, and Stanford University, and published by Oxford University Press, this online interdisciplinary academic journal publishes cutting-edge scholarship in this important new field. Find original and response articles, essays, and commentaries on a wide range of topics, including bioethics, neuroethics, genetics, reproductive technologies, and more. JLB is published as one volume with three issues per year, with new articles posted online on an ongoing basis.

Full Text: Vols. 1-6 (1958-1963); 17-60 (1977-2019)
Indexed: Vols. 1-62 (1958-2020)

Published by the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy/NYU Press

NOMOS is the annual yearbook of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. The Society was founded in 1955 to bring together political scientists, philosophers, and law scholars interested in exploring legal and political philosophy outside of their home disciplines. Its main activity is an annual meeting held on a topic chosen in advance by the membership, at which three papers (one from each of the participating disciplines) are presented. The Society publishes these papers, along with formal commentary and invited additional essays, in the NOMOS volumes.

The series is now included in the Law Journal Library with a 2-year embargo. Stay tuned to the HeinOnline Blog for another update about this important publication.

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

History of Texas, 1673-1779
2v. Albuquerque: Quivira Society, 1935
Morfi, Juan Agustin; Castaneda, Carlos Eduardo, Translator

Five new titles were added, including:

Motion Pictures and Youth: A Summary
1v. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1933
Charters, W. W.

Movie Lot to Beachhead: The Motion Picture Goes to War and Prepares for the Future
1v. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1945

Four new titles were added, including:

Our Jungle Diplomacy
1v. North Carolina: Chapel Hill, 1944
Sands, William Franklin; Lalley, Joseph M.

Road to Foreign Policy
1v. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1944
Gibson, Hugh

One title was updated and 17 new titles were added, including:

Development of the Peace Idea: And Other Essays
1v. Boston: [s.n.], 1932
Trueblood, Benjamin F.

Greece before the Peace Congress of 1919: A Memorandum Dealing with the Rights of Greece (rev., trans.)
1v. New York, NY: Published for the American-Hellenic Society by Oxford University Press American Branch, 1919
Venizelos, Eleutherios

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

New Immigration: A Study of the Industrial and Social Life of Southeastern Europeans in America
1v. New York: Macmillan Company, 1912
Roberts, Peter

117 new titles were added, including:

Cambridge Medieval History
8v. New York: Macmillan Co., 1926-1936
Bury, J. B.; et al.

Evolution of Parliament (2nd ed., rev.)
1v. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1926
Pollard, A.F.

Federal Water-Power Legislation
1v. New York: Columbia University Press, 1926
Kerwin, Jerome G.

Grammar of Politics
1v. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1929
Laski, Harold J.

Great Gatsby
1v. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925
Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Railroads: Cases and Selections
1v. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1925
Jones, Eliot; Vanderblue, Homer B., Editors

Four titles were updated and 21 new titles were added, including:

Carrie Chapman Catt, a Biography
1v. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1944
Peck, Mary Gray

Computer Law Institute
23v. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California, 1980-2002

Palmerston, 1784-1865
1v. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1927
Guedalla, Philip

Specimen of a Catalogue of the Books on Foreign Law
1v. London: Printed by C. Roworth and Sons, 1847
Cooper, Charles Purton; Halfpenny, F. W.

Three titles were updated and 33 new titles were added, including:

Hamilton and the National Debt
1v. Boston: D.C. Heath and Company, 1950
Taylor, George Rogers, Editor

Reflections of America: Commemorating the Statistical Abstract Centennial
1v. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 1980
Cousins, Norman, Editor


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

  • 3 new congressional documents
  • 185 new congressional hearings
  • 288 new Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports
  • 9 new committee prints

Here are some notable titles:

Congressional Document

War Powers for the 21st Century, the Constitutional Perspective: Hearing before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session


Birth control. Hearings before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Seventy-second Congress, first session,on H. R. 11082. May 19 and 20, 1932

Hearing on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, May 1, 2019

CRS Reports

“Court Packing”: Legislative Control over the Size of the Supreme Court (LSB10562)
December 14, 2020
Lampe, Joanna R.

COVID-19 and Direct Payments to Individuals: Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Beneficiaries (IN11290)
August 27, 2020
Davies, Paul S. ; Morton, William R.

COVID-19 and Direct Payments to Individuals: Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Beneficiaries (IN11290)
April 21, 2020
Davies, Paul S. ; Morton, William R.

COVID-19 and Direct Payments to Individuals: Will Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Beneficiaries Receive the Recovery Rebate in the CARES Act? (IN11290)
April 1, 2020
Davis, Paul S. ; Morton, William R.

Committee Print

Rules Committee Print 116-67. Text of H.R. 3884, Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2020
1v. U.S. Government Publishing Office, 2020

In the past month alone, the Serial Set grew by 400 volumes and more than 200,000 pages.
10 new titles were added, including:

F.D.R., My Boss
1v. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1949
Tully, Grace

This Man Truman
1v. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1945
McNaughton, Frank; Hehmeyer, Walter

10 new titles were added, including:

Women in Journalism: A Guide to the Opportunities and a Manual of the Technique of Women’s Work for Newspapers and Magazines
1v. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1926
Boughner, Genevieve Jackson

One title was updated and 29 new titles were added, including:

Bertrand Barere: A Reluctant Terrorist
1v. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1962
Gershoy, Leo

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

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