A $500 Giveaway: We’re Feeling Cent-imental

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We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling 22. Yes, that’s right, this month HeinOnline turns 22 (in 2022)! Not only is it our birthday, but we have another reason to celebrate: we have surpassed more than 200 million pages. Stacked on top of each other, 200 million pages would be more than six miles high. It’s a pretty big accomplishment, and we couldn’t have done it without you. That’s why we’re giving a $500 VISA® gift card to one lucky winner.

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To enter the giveaway, all it takes is two easy steps:

  1. Subscribe to HeinOnline’s YouTube channel.
  2. Comment your favorite thing about HeinOnline on this video.

And that’s it! The contest runs from May 1 to May 31, 2022. We’ll announce the winner on June 1.

*Terms and conditions apply. U.S. entries only.

Started From the Bottom Now We’re Here

When HeinOnline was initially launched in 2000, it had a total of 270,000 pages across 23 flagship law journals. Since then, our database has grown by more than 199 million pages and 3,000 journals. What’s more, HeinOnline now contains 100+ databases covering subjects such as COVID, gender studies, religion, taxation, bankruptcy, and more. Wondering what 200 million pages is the equivalent to? Check out the infographic below.

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Now, let’s take a look at some content milestones over the years:

  • By 2004, HeinOnline contained more than 13 million pages, far exceeding any other online image-based law or law-related product. In addition, HeinOnline had added every U.S. Supreme Court case and exceeded 500 journals.
  • HeinOnline surpassed 21 million pages in 2006, and the Law Journal Library alone contained more than 900 titles. The ever-popular Legal Classics database also surpassed 1,000 titles. But the biggest reveal that year was the addition of a fully-searchable Code of Federal Regulations database.
  • In 2009, HeinOnline contained 50 million pages and introduced Branding for subscribers.
  • Another milestone was hit in 2012, bringing HeinOnline to more than 75 million pages and nearly 1 million pages of congressional hearings alone. This was also the year our Knowledge Base was introduced.
  • In 2015, HeinOnline held more than 125 million pages. We also released an updated, more modern interface.
  • 2017 was a big year for milestones: HeinOnline contained more than 150 million pages, 65 databases, and 2,400 journals.
  • In 2020, HeinOnline turned 20, and the Hein company turned 100! By the end of this year, we surpassed 190 million pages.

Want to see a blast from the past? check out this HeinOnline Newsletter from 2006.

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Research Tools: We Nailed It

Let’s face it, with more than 200 million pages it’s not an easy feat to peruse through content. Over the years we have continuously enhanced HeinOnline to make research a breeze. Here are just a few research-changing tools that we’ve built throughout the years.

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Added in 2008: Analyzes the most-cited journals, articles, and authors, and allows users to quickly access related material through hyperlinking.

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Congressional Record Tool

Added in 2008: Quickly locate a page from a Congressional Record Bound volume using a Congressional Record Daily citation or date.

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Session Laws Quick Locator Tool

Added in 2011: This tool allows researchers to easily retrieve a chapter, act, or page from a session law of a specific state.

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Added in 2017: Find articles similar to the one you’re viewing using AI tools that locate “interesting words” and analyze the article’s text.

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Venn Diagram Search

Added in 2019: This tool allows researchers to visualize the results of various keyword combinations to better refine their searches.

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Added in 2021: Subjects are even more intuitive, discoverable, and user friendly with the Law Journal Library’s multi-level taxonomy.

Be sure to check out our comprehensive list of research tools and make sure you’re getting the most out of HeinOnline.

HeinOnline Happenings

Each month, HeinOnline increases the value of your subscription with a substantial release of new content, ranging from government documents published in the last few weeks to rare historic titles from centuries past. 

All of the information about each month’s additions is outlined in our monthly content release as well as our monthly newsletter. In the newsletter, you’ll also find information about new features, new databases, new print publications, major Hein updates, upcoming tradeshow meetings, title and publication changes, and more. 

Subscribe to the newsletter today to stay up to date with the latest information from HeinOnline.

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