What’s New in HeinOnline: February 2022 Content Release

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With the arrival of March comes visions of budding trees, chirping birds, more hours of sunshine…and the approach of our 200-million-pages mark in HeinOnline! As we get ever closer to this impressive number (less than 1 million to go!) we continue to add new and exciting content to our databases. Take a look at everything that was added during February—it may have been a short month, but you wouldn’t know it from all of the new titles.

FEBRUARY 2022 CONTENT RELEASE SUMMARY
Updated databases: 59
New titles: 861
New volumes: 1,747
New pages added last month: 540,266
Total pages in HeinOnline: 199,341,548

Highlights from the Past Month

We Released the Newest Edition of Multinational Sources Compared

We are pleased to announce that the second edition of Multinational Sources Compared: A Subject and Jurisdiction Index is now available! This latest edition includes nearly 60 new subjects for a total of 336, as well as updates that make the work easier to use. Check out this blog post to learn more about this next edition.

We Celebrated the Father of Black History Month

While Black history should be learned and celebrated throughout the year, February is nationally designated as Black History Month—and this is thanks to a Black American historian named Carter G. Woodson. Read our dedicated blog post all about Woodson’s life and legacy.

We Dove into the Lookup Tools Located in the Serial Set

HeinOnline contains the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, a must-have publication for anyone studying American history. To make this content more discoverable, we have created lookup tools found directly on the U.S. Congressional Serial Set homepage. In this Tip of the Week, we explore how to use the Serial Set Lookup Tools. Read the post or watch the tutorial!

We Featured Our Taxation & Bankruptcy Databases

Taxation & Economic Reform in America and the History of Bankruptcy were both featured databases during our February webinar. If your institution does not yet subscribe to these popular databases, contact us by March 31, 2022 to request a quote and save 10% as a first-time subscriber.

We Explored the Career of Justice Stephen Breyer

Justice Stephen Breyer recently announced that he is retiring after serving more than two decades on the nation’s highest court. He is known for being the most pragmatic justice on the bench, opposing the originalism approach. Read our post to learn more about Justice Breyer and how to research his career and major rulings in HeinOnline.

We Examined Wrongful Convictions in American History

Unfortunately, wrongful convictions—when an innocent person is convicted of a crime—are not a rarity in American history. Countless people, a disproportionate amount of whom are Black, have gone to jail or even been executed for crimes that they did not commit. In this post, we talk about four notable wrongful convictions, showing you where you can find more information in HeinOnline.

We Revealed Another Secret of the Serial Set

In honor of Black History Month, this month’s Secret of the Serial Set dives into a piece of legislation that was a milestone in the civil rights movement: the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act was signed into law by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964. This blog post dives into the journey the bill took to finally pass.

We Researched the History of Son of Sam Laws

Thanks partly to victims’ rights movements, moral quandaries over the implications of profiting off victims’ suffering or glorifying perpetrators’ cruelty through incessant retellings of their crimes have dogged the true crime genre. Using HeinOnline, this post explores one of the most well-known legal attempts to curb criminals’ ability to profit from their own notoriety: Son of Sam laws.

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.
  • 177 hearings, 108 CRS reports, and 13 committee prints were added to the U.S. Congressional Documents database.
  • 114 titles were added to Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases.
  • Legal Classics grew by 108 titles.
  • 99 titles were added to GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions.
  • American Enterprise Institute grew by 43 titles.
  • 25 titles were added to Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf.
  • 21 titles were added to Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II.

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 February 2022 Content Release.

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