What’s New in HeinOnline: January 2021 Content Release

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

Birds flying high—they know how we feel. 2021 is a new dawn, today is a new day, and we’re feeling good.

So good, in fact, that we’re coming at you again with another whopping content release. Stick around and check out what’s new!


Updated databases: 72

New titles: 1,731

New volumes: 2,961

New pages added last month: 917,500

Total pages in HeinOnline: 191,897,636

Highlights from the Past Month

1. We Had to Do It: Looking Back on 2020

Whether you want to or not, 2020 will be a year to remember. Recap the most notable events from the past 12 months and remember the database releases, new features, and enhancements HeinOnline provided through it all.

2. Gatsby Got the Green Light in HeinOnline

At the start of 2021 (as with the dawn of each new year), thousands of U.S. copyrights expired. This year, every single work published in 1925 entered the public domain—most notably, perhaps, the acclaimed classic The Great Gatsby. Learn how to find F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal work in HeinOnline.

3. We Offered Free Training on Legislative Histories

HeinOnline holds an uncontested collection of U.S. federal legislative histories from a number of authoritative sources. This month, we offered a free customer training session showcasing how to maximize the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library. View the recording on HeinOnline’s Youtube channel.

Stay tuned to the HeinOnline Blog for info about February’s free training session—How to Use MyHein.

4. World Constitutions Illustrated Received Another Substantial Update

Back in October, we updated researchers on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database from July to September 2020. Find out what new documents have been added to this ever-growing database since then in this blog post.

5. We’re Still Expanding the U.S. Congressional Serial Set

Since its initial release in October 2018, more than 7.1 million pages and nearly 9,500 volumes have been added to the Serial Set in HeinOnline. In the past month alone, the Serial Set grew by more than 400 volumes and nearly 220,000 pages. Read up on this month’s Secret of the Serial Set—a dive into the great debate about Puerto Rico’s status as a territory of the United States.

6. North Carolina and Oklahoma Session Laws Completed

We continued our project to index state session laws to the chapter or act level all the way back to inception. Last month, the indexing for North Carolina and Oklahoma was completed. New Hampshire is next on the list.

7. We Celebrated Library Shelfie Day

January 27 marked the 8th annual #LibraryShelfieDay! Started by the New York Public Library, this social media trend gives book lovers the opportunity to share a picture of themselves in front of a library shelf or their own personal collection. We also celebrated by taking a look at all the books we released in the past 12 months.

8. We Talked About GameStop

In a David and Goliath story for the modern era, at-home Reddit-browsing retail investors have taken on the investment firms of Wall Street—and the Redditors, up until recently, were winning. Learn about the unprecedented events of last week with HeinOnline in this recent blog post.

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 9 new journals.
  • A new bar journal from the State Bar of Arizona was added to the Bar Journal Library.
  • 702 CRS reports, 205 hearings, and 9 committee prints were added to the U.S. Congressional Documents database.
  • More than 132 titles were added to the Legal Classics Library, including The Great Gatsby.
  • The Serial Set grew by the addition of more than 400 volumes and nearly 220,000 pages.
  • Taxation and Economic Reform in America: Parts I and II grew with the addition of nearly 35 titles.
  • 34 titles were added to Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf.
  • 25 titles were added to World Constitutions Illustrated.
  • Religion and the Law grew by 24 titles.
  • 15 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.

With the January content release, we added 9 new journals, 8 of which are active serials. Take a closer look at each of the new titles and the type of content they cover.

Construction Law Journal
Vols. 1-16#1 (2003-2020)

Published by the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

The Construction Law Journal is published semi-annually by the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas with the assistance of students from South Texas College of Law Houston. The purpose of the Journal is to publish well-researched, scholarly articles concerning matters of interest in the practice of construction law. The journal editors invite the submission, for publication consideration, of any original manuscript addressing topics within this area.

Criminal Justice Issues – Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Security Studies

Published by University of Sarajevo

This journal aims to promote new information, ideas, approaches, and methods, to both academics and practitioners in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, and security studies. It is published by faculty of University of Sarajevo. The primary mission of the journal is to publish peer-reviewed scientific and professional papers, book reviews, and professional translations in the field of criminal justice, with the aim to make direct contribution to the promotion and development of science, the professions, scientific research, and higher education. All submitted manuscripts undergo rigorous double-blind peer review.

Journal of Criminology and Criminal Law (JCCL)
Vols. 1-58 (1963-2020)

Published by Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research

This is an open-access scientific journal aimed to promote theoretical and practical experiences of criminology, criminal law, penology, and related scientific disciplines that study the etiology, phenomenology, prevention, and suppression of crime. Contributions cover either theoretical or empirical investigations of relevant topics, targeting both an academic community and criminal law practitioners. Co-publishers of the Journal include the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Serbian Association for Criminal Law Theory and Practice. All papers are anonymously peer-reviewed.

Journal of Human Trafficking, Enslavement and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (JHEC)
Vols. 1#1-2 (2020)

Published by Paris Legal Publishers

Journal of Human Trafficking, Enslavement and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (JHEC), a multi- and interdisciplinary journal on the nexus between human trafficking, enslavement and conflict-related sexual violence. This journal seeks high quality submissions reflecting multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives addressing domestic, regional, international and comparative developments. It includes disciplines such as victimology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, and much more! Learn more about accessing current content to Paris Legal Publishers journals in HeinOnline today.

NOTEJournal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation, which is the predecessor companion to JHEC, now includes full text access to the full archive for all HeinOnline users. This title recently ceased with the 2019 volume.

Law and the World
Vols. 1-15 (2015-2020)

Published by European University, Scientific Research Institute of Law

The aim of this journal is to support the development of the science of law, to demonstrate the outstanding scientific researches and achievements of scholars and legal practitioners and introduce them to the wider society by publishing their research. The journal publishes articles by Georgian and international scholars on the current issues of law. Articles are submitted in Georgian, English, Russian, French, and German languages.

Revista Juridica da Ufersa
Vols. 1-4#7 (2017-2020)

Published by Federal Rural Semi-Arid University (UFERSA)

This online, peer-edited journal publishes articles in the area of law, state, and society. It is subdivided into two lines of research: (1) Democracy, constitution and changes in the social and economic order and (2) State, conflict and fundamental rights. The journal’s mission is to empower debates on law, state, and society in a variety of research from local, regional, national, and international sources and seeks to serve as an instrument for the dissemination of information globally.

York Law Review
Vol. 1 (2020)

Published by York Law School, University of York (UK)

This is a student-led academic publication managed by students and staff at the York Law School. It publishes legal scholarship written by undergraduate and postgraduate students. It includes a series of papers from undergraduate dissertations, as well as winning papers from competitions run by the journal throughout the year. This journal reflects the collaboration between staff and students, and shows the active learning of students.

One new title was added:

Arizona Attorney
Vols. 1-57#5 (1965-2021) Title Varies: Vols. 1-24 (1965-1988) as Arizona Bar Journal

One title was updated and 8 new titles were added, including:

Metropolitan Area as a Racial Problem
1v. Puttsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1958
Grodzins, Mortin

9 new titles were added, including:

Foreign Policy of the United States
1v. New York: Alfred A. Knofp, 1951
Morley, Felix

Massive Retaliation: The Policy and Its Critics

1v. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1959
Peeters, Paul
15 titles were added, including:

Building International Goodwill
1v. New York: Macmillan Company, 1927

Documentation on the Viet-Nam Agreement
1v. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1973

Foreign Trade and World Politics: A Study of the International Foundations of Prosperity with Particular Reference to American Conditions
1v. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926
Fraser, Herbert F.

Peace Can Be Won
1v. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951
Hoffman, Paul G.

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: A Critical Examination of the Foreign Policy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Its Aftermath
1v. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1953
Barnes, Harry Elmer, Editor

7 new titles were added, including:

Races and Ethnic Groups in American Life
1v. New York: McGraw Hill, 1933
Woofter, T. J. Jr.

One title was updated and 132 titles were added, including:

Constitutional History of England, in Its Origin and Development
3v. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1875-1878 2nd ed.
Stubbs, William

Faith of Our Fathers: An Anthology Expressing the Aspirations of the American Common Man, 1790-1860
1v. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952
Mark, Irving; Schwaab, Eugene L., Editors

Hindu Law and Custom
1v. Calcutta: Greater India Society, 1928
Jolly, Julius; Ghosh, Batakrishna, Translator

Jefferson and His Colleagues: A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty
1v. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1921
Johnson, Allen

Justice through Simplified Legal Procedure
1v. Philadelphia: American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1917
Kelsey, Carl; Jessup, Henry W., Editors

Social Change
1v. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1960
Nordskog, John Eric

One title was updated and 24 new titles were added, including:

Christianity in a Revolutionary Age: A History of Christianity in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
5v. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1958-1962
Latourette, Kenneth Scott

Peace with God
1v. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1953
Graham, Billy

Six titles were updated and 34 new titles were added, including:

Edward Fitzgerald Beale: A Pioneer in the Path of Empire, 1822-1903
1v. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1912
Bonsal, Stephen

How to Catalog a Rare Book
1v. Chicago: American Library Association, 1951
Dunkin, Paul Shaner

Four titles were updated and 35 new titles were added, including:

Theory of International Prices: History, Criticism and Restatement
1v. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926
Angell, James W.

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

  • 23 new congressional documents
  • 205 new congressional hearings
  • 702 new Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports
  • 9 new committee prints

Here are some notable titles:


President’s 2021 Budget: Hearing before the Committee on the Budget, House of Representatives, One Hundred-Sixteenth Congress, Second Session
Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 2020

Committee Prints:

1v. U.S. Government Publishing Office, 2020 S.Prt. 116-46

CRS Reports:

Impeachment Process in the Senate
January 17, 2020 R46185
Rybicki, Elizabeth; Greene, Michael

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

International Trade Situation
1v. Philadelphia: American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1921
Roorbach, G. B.

14 new titles were added, including:

25th Amendment to the United States Constitution: A Bibliography
1v. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1982 rev., enl.
Norris, Loretta A.; Jensen, Doris J.

Index to the James A. Garfield Papers
1v. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1973

Man in the White House: His Powers and Duties
1v. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1959
Binkley, Wilfred E.

Presidential Election of 1880
1v. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1958
Clancy, Herbert J.

Woodrow Wilson and the People
1v. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1945
Bell, H. C. F.

25 new titles were added, including:

Acts of French Royal Administration concerning Canada, Guiana, the West Indies and Louisiana, Prior to 1791
1v. New York: New York Public Library, 1930
Wroth, Lawrence C.; Annan, Gertrude L., Compilers

Ancient City: A Study on the Religion, Laws, and Institutions of Greece and Rome

1v. Garden City: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1956
Fustel de Coulanges, Numa Denis

China Story
1v. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1951
Utley, Freda

Deliver Us from Evil: The Story of Viet Nam’s Flight to Freedom
1v. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1956
Dooley, Thomas A.
Three new titles were added, including:

Health Care Reform: A Legislative History of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law No. 111-148 (2010)
10v. Getzville: William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2020
Manz, William H., Editor

But wait, there’s more! Access the comprehensive list of all new material added and updated in the January 2021 Content Release.

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