What’s New in HeinOnline: April 2021 Content Release

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You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. HeinOnline is blooming with new content and we’re just warming up. Let’s spring into today’s blog post and check out the newest enhancements, features, and content we’ve released this past month.

Updated databases: 61
New titles: 1,107
New volumes: 1,972
New pages added last month: 621,392
Total pages in HeinOnline: 193,944,534

Highlights from the Past Month

1. New Intuitive One-Box Searching Available

At HeinOnline, we strive to ensure simplicity and usability in our features. To that end, searching in HeinOnline just received a long-awaited facelift. Now, instead of selecting a tab to search a specific type of data, do it all from an intuitive new one-box search (and rest assured, this interface update retains all previous searching functionality!) Check out this quick video tutorial or learn how to use one-box searching in this blog post.

2. We Released Eight Volumes on Justice Brett Kavanagh’s Nomination Hearings

We included a major update to The Supreme Court of the United States: Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee in the History of Supreme Court Nominations database, including eight volumes dedicated to Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination hearings. Stay tuned for a more in-depth look at Justice Kavanagh in an upcoming blog post.

3. We Explored President Biden’s New Supreme Court Commission

President Biden recently issued an executive order creating a bipartisan commission of 36 experts to study structural changes to the Supreme Court. We took a deeper look at this new panel and linked users to their author profile pages so they can peruse the panel members’ scholarly works.

4. We Integrated with Google to Bring You Seamless Access to Your MyHein Account

Users can now link their Google and MyHein accounts, allowing Google to instantly log you into MyHein as soon as you start your research. Never interrupt your research flow again! Learn how to link your MyHein and Google accounts in this blog post.

5. Citation Formats and Access Links Are Now Included When Emailing PDFs

Thanks to a customer suggestion from Elisabeth Oliu of Middlesex County College Library, we have included new features when emailing a PDF to a friend or colleague. Users can select a citation format to send within the email, which also now includes a permalink and proxy permalink (if an account has branding set up) to the document. Check out this quick video tutorial or learn how to email a PDF link in our dedicated blog post.

6. We Showcased How to Use the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Locator Tools

HeinOnline’s coverage of the CFR is comprehensive, containing all volumes dating back to its inception in 1938. It is indexed to the year, title, and part level, making content more discoverable. Watch this quick video tutorial or learn how to use the CFR locator tools in this blog post.

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

Since its initial release in October 2018, more than 7.6 million pages and 10,000 volumes have been added to the Serial Set in HeinOnline. In the past month alone, the Serial Set grew by nearly 250 volumes and 172,000 pages. Check out this month’s Secrets of the Serial Set—a look back on the disastrous sinking of the RMS Titanic.

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.
  • 290 hearings, 164 CRS reports, and 65 committee prints were added to the U.S. Congressional Documents database.
  • The Serial Set grew by the addition of nearly 250 volumes and 172,000 pages.
  • Legal Classics grew by 119 titles.
  • 103 titles were added to GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions.
  • Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases grew by 76 titles.
  • Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II grew by 40 titles.
  • 38 titles were added to Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf.
  • 31 titles were added to New York Legal Research Library.
  • COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present grew by 17 titles.

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

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

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