What’s New in HeinOnline: October 2021 Content Release

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We’re so thankful for all of the new content that is now available in HeinOnline. Feast your eyes on all of the exciting releases from the last month that are ready for you to explore—cozy up by the fire with a hot cup of cider and keep reading for all of the news and updates!

Updated databases: 55
New titles: 1,061
New volumes: 1,604
New pages added last month: 466,349
Total pages in HeinOnline: 197,344,645

Highlights from the Past Month

We Launched the Air and Space Law Database

This new database is a collection of books, documents, reports, and more illustrating the multitude of ways humans interact with and explore the earthly skies and distant reaches of outer space. Learn more with this short video or visit the dedicated webpage.

We Surpassed 3,000 Journals in the Law Journal Library

HeinOnline’s signature collection, the Law Journal Library, has officially surpassed 3,000 journals with the addition of six new journals last month! Yes, you read that right. 3,000+ journals, all dating back to the first issue ever published. Learn all about this extensive database and its unique search tools with this blog post.

We Highlighted a New Update to National Survey of State Laws

National Survey of State Laws (NSSL) is a print and online resource that provides an overall view of some of the most-asked-about and controversial legal topics in the United States. The database is derived from Richard Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws print editions. We added one new chapter and updated several other chapters this month. Read the blog post to learn more.

We Announced an Update to the Edward Elgar Law Publishing Package

Have you heard the news? Edward Elgar recently acquired the publisher Claeys & Casteels, which means that three journals are being added to the Edward Elgar Publishing Law Package! Visit the webpage to learn more about these journals.

We Indexed Another State for the Session Laws Indexing Project

We continue to expand state session laws indexing for all states back to inception. Since our last update, we have completed the indexing for Arizona. Check out the current status of the Session Laws indexing project.

We Featured Colin Powell’s Career in the Wake of His Passing

Colin Powell, former secretary of state and at one time the highest-ranking Black person in the nation, passed away on Monday, October 18 from complications of COVID-19 at the age of 84. Learn more about the details of his career and his impact on the country with this blog post.

We Researched the History of Mandated Vaccinations

Vaccination requirements aren’t new in the United States. Many infectious diseases have resulted in mandatory inoculations at the federal and state level—well before today’s health and safety measures were put into place. Check out this blog post to learn more about mandated vaccinations for various diseases in American history.

We Conjured Up the Story of the Salem Witch Trials

In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, accusing someone of witchcraft quickly became a common occurrence. Mass hysteria and paranoia combined with a rudimentary legal system meant that anyone could be convicted of being a witch—and sentenced to death because of it. See what we brewed up in this bewitching blog post.

We Explored the #FreeBritney Movement and Her Toxic Conservatorship

In February 2008, American singer, songwriter, and dancer Britney Spears entered into a conservatorship with her father, Jamie Spears. This followed a series of events including, among other things, Britney shaving her head, attacking the paparazzi, and a very public divorce. With the recent news that Jamie was suspended from the conservatorship, we detailed the timeline of events in what prompted the #FreeBritney movement.

We Took a Look Back at the Copyright History of James Bond

After multiple delays, No Time to Die, the latest James Bond film, is finally in theaters. With the latest release in this iconic film series, we thought it would be fun to explore the tumultuous history behind the copyright to James Bond. Learn more with this blog.

LibGuides Added This Month

Air and Space Law

This LibGuide details the unique organization of the Air and Space Law database into Orbital and Suborbital Space, as well as contains scope notes for each of the 29 unique subjects within the database. Explore additional resources to continue your research beyond HeinOnline, and review our search tips and tricks.

McGill Institute of Air and Space Law Publications

Learn more about the McGill Institute’s renowned Annals of Air and Space Law collection and explore how to browse through the nearly 50 additional McGill publications located within this database. See how our bloggers have used this database to explore the topic of space, and check out additional resources to expand your knowledge on this topic.

Legal Classics

Explore the ways you can utilize the Legal Classics database, which is an extensive collection of works from some of the greatest minds in legal history. Learn about the three different subcollections, including the George Wythe Collection and the Works of Bernard Schwartz. Check out related blog posts to see the diverse information our bloggers have uncovered in this database.

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 eight new journals.
  • Nearly 200 additional volumes were added to Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science!
  • 150 hearings, 86 CRS reports, and 22 committee prints were added to the U.S. Congressional Documents database.
  • Legal Classics grew by 159 titles.
  • 114 titles were added to Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases.
  • 75 titles were added to GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions.
  • Military and Government grew by 35 titles.
  • 27 titles were added to Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II.
  • 18 titles were added to Criminal Justice & Criminology.

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 October 2021 Content Release.

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