What’s New in HeinOnline: May 2021 Content Release

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

May is always a special month for us here at Hein—it marks the anniversary of HeinOnline! This year, our online research platform is turning 21.

We’re celebrating this year by celebrating you! While you check out what we’ve added in the past month, don’t miss your chance to win a $500 Visa® gift card. Keep reading to learn how to win!


Updated databases: 57

New titles: 1,344

New volumes: 1,944

New pages added last month: 681,693

Total pages in HeinOnline: 194,626,227

Highlights from the Past Month

1. We’re Giving Away a $500 Visa® Gift Card for Our 21st Birthday!

It’s hard to believe that we have been serving the library and academic community in an online setting for more than 2 decades. To celebrate, do you want to go on a shopping spree courtesy of HeinOnline? Watch this short video to learn how you can enter to win. Then, travel back down memory lane with this blog post!

2. Database Name Change! Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: History, Culture & Law

In October 2011, we were pleased to add the American Indian Law Collection to our list of special subject-specific databases.

We recognize the troubled history surrounding the terms “American Indian” and “Native American.” For this reason, we have decided to rename the database to the following: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: History, Culture & LawLearn more about the name change in this recent blog post.

3. World Constitutions Illustrated Received Another Signifcant Update

Since our last content news update, we have updated 49 countries and added 211 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database. Read this blog post to find out what new documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

4. Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination Hearings Added to History of Supreme Court Nominations

HeinOnline was pleased to announce this month that we’ve completed the online volumes in The Supreme Court of the United States: Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee. We were able to complete this series with the latest release of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination hearings, material so voluminous that it comprises 8 volumes. Learn about Kavanaugh’s controversial nomination process and find the related materials in this blog post. 

5. We Showed New Users How to Get Started in HeinOnline

Are you new to HeinOnline? Do you have questions about the basics of HeinOnline research? Follow this guide or watch this brief video to get started with the HeinOnline research platform.

6. We Gave You a Guide for Locating House and Senate Reports

Both new and experienced users benefit from two easy ways to find House and Senate reports—a popular document request! We showed you how to find them this past month in this quick video tutorial and this blog post guide.

LibGuides Added This Month

If you’re new to HeinOnline or have basic getting started questions, follow this guide that covers how to log in, navigate the Welcome page, perform a search, and more.

HeinOnline’s ScholarCheck is a series of tools and features integrated throughout HeinOnline to help researchers quickly locate related material throughout the interface. Learn how to use them in this guide.

We continue to add to our growing list of database-specific LibGuides. Check out this guide to using the U.S. Treaties & Agreements Library.

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.
  • 268 hearings, 149 CRS reports, and 16 committee prints were added to the U.S. Congressional Documents database.
  • The Serial Set grew by the addition of more than 320 volumes and nearly 220,000 pages.
  • 201 titles were added to Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases.
  • Legal Classics grew by 99 titles.
  • Executive Privilege grew by 56 titles.
  • World Constitutions Illustrated grew by 49 titles.
  • 42 titles were added to Religion and the Law.
  • 29 titles were added to Taxation & Economic Reform in America: Parts I & II.
  • History of International Law grew by 27 titles.

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

With the May content release, we added 9 new journals, 7 of which are active serials.



Published by PULP – Pretoria University Law Press

The three institutions making up the African regional human rights system, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, decided to jointly publish the African Human Rights Yearbook, to spearhead studies on the promotion and protection of human rights, and to provide a forum for constructive engagement about the African human rights system with academics and other human rights commentators on the continent.



Published by Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs

Bulletin of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs is a peer-edited journal concerned with the distribution of the results of scientific research and advanced experience of scholars and professors of the University and other higher educational institutions. It highlights the issues of the relevant problems on combating crime, keeping public order and training personnel for the National Police, and improving of the legal regulation of civil, labor, and other relations in Ukraine.


Vol. 1#1 (2020)

Published by Babcock University School of Law & Security Studies

This peer-edited journal is a response to the dearth of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of law and politics in the context of Africa, and it aspires to publish high-quality research on law and politics from African researchers, both within the continent and in the diaspora. The intended audience are academics and researchers who are researching the intersect between law and politics in Africa.



Published by Utriusque Iuris Foundation / Jagiellonian University

Forum Prawnicze was created to enrich and diversify public debate on fundamental matters concerning Poland and the rule of law. This bimonthly journal—prepared by legal scholars—is designed as a free and open forum for legal debates. It welcomes papers from all representatives of legal doctrine, academia, and legal practice who want to take up issues important to Poland and beyond. Every article in Polish is accompanied by an English summary. The journal serves to address legal challenges faced by Polish society and to take on Poland’s place in the European and international community. It believes in freedom of speech and freedom of academic research.


Vol. 1 (2021)

Published by University of Leeds, School of Law

This student-edited journal, edited by postgraduate researchers, includes articles on a broad range of subjects. It aims to include articles on a broad range of legal subjects that reflects the subjects both taught and researched within the Law School which engages and develops current legal scholarship. Fundamentally, the journal seeks to display the importance and relationship between academic studies and the impact of sharing research and contributing to the legal discourse.



Published by Adam Marszalek Publishing House

This quarterly journal is an interdisciplinary journal, created on the initiative of researchers focusing on both the countries of the former Soviet Union and the countries of the Near and Far East. Nowa Polityka Wschodnia is a platform for presenting research results and discussions of scientists representing the following disciplines—law, political and administrative sciences, security studies, sociology, history, culture and religion, and economics and finance. The quality of published content is controlled by members of the Scientific Council, most of whom are international experts.


Vols. 1-15#1 (2007-2021)

Published by Wolters Kluwer Romania / Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania

The Romanian Arbitration Journal contains Romanian and English-language texts on domestic and international arbitration (commercial and investment), jurisdiction ancillary to arbitration, Romanian and foreign national courts case law in arbitral awards setting aside or recognition, and enforcement proceedings. Other topics of discussion are private international law and public international law. It also highlights international arbitration world developments, book reviews, and reviews of major international arbitration publications.

32 new titles were added, including:Creating an Opportunity Society and Upward Mobility for People of All Races
1v. Washington D.C.: American Enterprise Institute, 2021
Rowe, Ian V.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Industrial Production
1v. Washington D.C.: American Enterprise Institute, 2021
Kamin, Steven B.; Kearns, John

Policies to Help the Working Class in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Lessons from the Great Recession
1v. Washington D.C.: American Enterprise Institute, 2021
Burkhauser, Richard V.; et al.

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

Animal Ecology
1v. New York: McGraw Hill, 1926
Pearse, A. S.

One title was updated and 5 new titles were added, including:

Races, Nations and Classes: The Psychology of Domination and Freedom
1v. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1924
Miller, Herbert Adolphus

Eight new titles were added, including:

Smallpox Vaccination Laws, Regulations, and Court Decisions
1v. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1927
Fowler, William

Eight new titles were added, including:

Crimes and Criminals from a Medico-Legal Standpoint
1v. New York: [s.n.], 1906
Wahle, Charles G. F.

15 new titles were added, including:

Transformations Generales du Droit Prive depuis le Code Napoleon
1v. Paris: Librairie Felix Alcan, 1920 2nd ed., rev.
Duguit, Leon

12 new titles were added, including:

American Policy in the Far East
1v. New York: International Secretariat Institute of Pacific Relations, 1940
Bisson, T. A.

Cold War: A Study in U.S. Foreign Policy
1v. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1947
Lippmann, Walter

Crisis of 1830-1842 in Canadian-American Relations
1v. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941
Corey, Albert B.

27 new titles were added, including:

Arms Reduction: Program and Issues
1v. New York: Twentieth Century Fund, 1961
Frisch, David H., Editor

Intelligent American’s Guide to the Peace
1v. New York: Dryden Press, 1945
Welles, Sumner

Pax Americana: American Democracy and World Peace
1v. Chicago: A. Kroch and Son, 1941
Cromwell, James H. R.

Poland and Russia, 1919-1945
1v. New York: King’s Crown Press, 1945
Shotwell, James T.; Laserson, Max M.

One title was updated and 99 new titles were added, including:

Current Law: A Complete Encyclopaedia of New Law
16v. St. Paul, Minn.: Keefe-Davidson Company, 1904-1911
Longsdorf, George Foster; et al., Editors

Cyclopaedia of Practical Quotations, English and Latin, with an Appendix Containing Proverbs from the Latin and Modern Foreign Languages, Law and Ecclesiastical Terms and Significations, Names, Dates and Nationality of Quoted Authors, etc., with Copious Indexes
1v. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1894 12th ed.
Hoyt, J. K.; Ward, Anna L.

Election Cases: Reports of Decisions
2v. Toronto: Rowsell & Hutchison, 1891-1901

3v. New York: MacMillan Company, 1932
Hartmann, Nicolai; Coit, Stanton, Translator

Liberty, Peace, and Justice
1v. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918

Local Government Law and Administration in England and Wales
14v. Toronto: Butterworth, 1934-1941
Macmillan, Hugh Pattison

Manual of Elementary Law: Being a Summary of the Well-Settled Elementary Principles of American Law
1v. Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Company, 1901 4th rev. impression
Fishback, William P.

Modern State in Relation to Society and the Individual
1v. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1891
Leroy-Beaulieu, Paul

Office of Mayor in the United States: A Study in Administrative Law
1v. New York: [s.n.], 1895
Bayles, George J.

Precedents and Forms of Indictments, Informations, Complaints, Declarations, Pleas, Bills in Chancery, Answers, Replications, Demurrers, Orders of Court, Bonds and Writs, Adapted to Practice in United States Criminal and Civil Cases
1v. Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1894
Pagin, Oliver E.

William Cobbett
1v. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1926
Chesterton, G. K.

Three titles were updated and 12 new titles were added, including:

Iroquois: History of the Six Nations of New York
1v. Middleburgh, N.Y.: Pierre W. Danforth, 1900
Kimm, S. C.

42 new titles were added, including:

American Rebellion: Report of the Speeches of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, Delivered at Public Meetings in Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, and London; and at the Farewell Breakfasts in London, Manchester, and Liverpool
1v. Manchester: Union and Emancipation Society, 1864
Beecher, Henry Ward

Chinese Buddhism: A Volume of Sketches, Historical, Descriptive, and Critical
1v. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co., 1893 2nd ed., rev.
Edkins, Joseph

Evolution and Religion
1v. New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, 1885
Beecher, Henry Ward

One title was updated and 26 new titles were added, including:

Frederick Harris Goff (1858-1923): Lawyer, Banker, Civic Leader
1v. [s.l.]:[s.n.], 1951
Freiberger, I. F.

Henry Ward Beecher: A Sketch of His Career, with Analysis of His Power as a Preacher, Lecturer, Orator and Journalist, and Incidents and Reminiscences of His Life
1v. Philadelphia, Pa.: A. Gorton & Co., 1887
Abbott, Lyman; Halliday, S. B.

Henry Ward Beecher: The Shakespeare of the Pulpit
1v. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1893
Barrows, John Henry

Robert Dinwiddie: His Career in American Colonial Government and Westward Expansion
1v. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark, 1941
Koontz, Louis Knott

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

Causes of Economic Fluctuations: Possibilities of Anticipation and Control
1v. New York: Ronald Press, 1938
King, Willford I.

Income in the Various States, Its Sources and Distribution, 1919, 1920 and 1921
1v. New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1925
Leven, Maurice

National Income and Its Purchasing Power
1v. New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1930
King, Willford Isbell

Public Works in Prosperity and Depression
1v. New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1935
Gayer, Arthur D.

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

  • 268 new congressional hearings
  • 149 new Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports
  • 16 new committee prints
  • 12 new congressional documents

Here are some notable titles:

Congressional Hearings

From Languages to Homelands: Advancing Tribal Self-Governance and Cultural Sovereignty for Future Generations: Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session
Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 2021

Innovation Pipeline: From Universities to Small Businesses: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development of the Committee on Small Business United States, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session
Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 2021

Stabilization: Hearings before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, Sixty-Ninth Congress, First Session, Part 2
1v. Washington: U.S. G.P.O. 1927

Suffrage for Porto Rico: Hearings before the Committee on Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Seventieth Congress, First Session
1v. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1928

Congressional Research Service Reports

Biden Administration’s Initial Presidential Directives in Context
May 10, 2021 IN11588
Wilhelm, Ben

Chinese Nuclear and Missile Proliferation
May 17, 2021 IF11737
Kerr, Paul K.

Cuba: U.S. Policy Overview
May 13, 2021 IF10045
Sullivan, Mark P.
May 14, 2021 IF10045
Sullivan, Mark P.

Committee Prints

Education Goals for 1965: Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Eighty-Ninth Congress, First Session
1v. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 1965

Some Important Dates in the History of American Labor: Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Eighty-Seventh Congress, First Session
1v. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1961

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

Hand Book of Uruguay
1v. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1893

Soviet Foreign Trade
1v. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1946
Baykov, Alexander

19 new titles were added, including:

Letter from Alexander Hamilton concerning the Public Conduct and Character of John Adams
1v. New York: George F. Hopkins, 1800
Hamilton, Alexander

Mr. Roosevelt and the Presidency
1v. [S.I.: s.n.], 1904
Whitridge, Frederick W.

Oration at the Raising of “the Old Flag” at Sumter, and Sermon on the Death of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States
1v. Manchester: Alexander Ireland and Co., 1865
Beecher, Henry Ward

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

United Nations Action in the Field of Human Rights
1v. New York: United Nations, 1974
1v. New York: United Nations, 1980
1v. New York: United Nations, 1983
1v. New York: United Nations, 1988
1v. New York: United Nations, 1994

15 new titles were added, including:

Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution
1v. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1925

Legal Recognition of Industrial Women
1v. New York City: Industrial Committee, War Work Council of the National Board of Young Women’s Christian Associations, 1919
Lattimore, Eleanor L.; Trent, Ray S.

49 new titles were added, including:

American Constitutions, Comprising the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the United States, and the State Constitutions, Part 2
2v. Albany: Argus Company, 1894
Glynn, George A., Compiler

Austria from Habsburg to Hitler
2v. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1948
Gulick, Charles Adams

Canada’s Patriot Statesman: The Life and Career of the Right Honourable Sir John A. Macdonald, Based on the Work of Edmund Collins, Revised, and with Additions to Date
1v. New York: United Nations, 1891
Collins, Joseph Edmund; Adam, G. Mercer

Dawn of Italian Independence: Italy from the Congress of Vienna, 1814, to the Fall of Venice, 1849
2v. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1892
Thayer, William Roscoe

Documents of Catherine the Great: The Correspondence with Voltaire and the Instruction of 1767, in the English Text of 1768
1v. New York: Russell & Russell, 1931
Reddaway, W. F., Editor

History of the Czechs and Slovaks
1v. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1943
Seton-Watson, R. W.

National Governments and the World War
1v. New York: MacMillan Company, 1919
Ogg, Frederic Austin; Beard, Charles A.

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

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