Everyone knows that HeinOnline offers a perpetually free Social Justice Suite consisting of five distinct databases in order to foster knowledge, facilitate civil discourse, and encourage action for the betterment of our nation (Psst, if you didn’t know, you can register here for free). But, did you know you can find similar subject matter relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) within the Law Journal Library? In today’s blog, we’ll explore just what you can find using our versatile browse and search tool, PathFinder. We’ll be back discussing the interesting content you can discover in the Law Journal Library, with our new blog series titled Behind the Binding.
Browsing DE&I Subjects
PathFinder is HeinOnline’s search and browse tool that assists users with navigating content with precision and ease across more than 1,500 multidisciplinary subjects. Users can use the browse tool within the Law Journal Library. Once you open the tool, you are presented with 5 broad overarching subjects with about 40 more nuanced subjects underneath them.
ProTip: Select Expand All to see every PathFinder subject available within the Law Journal Library.
When the Law Journal Library was initially launched, it primarily consisted of journals related to the field of law. Today it boasts more than 1,5000 multidisciplinary topics, because as we all know, law tends to touch every aspect of life.
Now, let’s search for some terms that can be related to DE&I topics and see what we can find. Here are just a few examples:
- Affirmative Action – More than 6,300 articles
- Civil Rights, Generally – more than 58,000 articles
- Equal Protection – More than 12,800 articles
- Equal Rights – more than 1,700 articles
- Hate Crimes – More than 1,100 articles
- Racial Discrimination – Nearly 3,000 articles
- Race and Ethnicity Issues – more than 14,000 articles
- Race, Ethnicity, and the Law – nearly 34,000 articles
- Segregation – More than 4,500 articles
- Slavery – More than 4,700 articles
- Social Justice – More than 4,000 articles
Those are some of the more obvious subjects. Let’s dig a little deeper and locate some more:
- Affordable Housing – More than 1,700 articles
- Age Discrimination – Nearly 2,000 articles
- Bullying – more than 1,700 articles
- Disability Law – More than 4,300 articles
- Gender and the Law – More than 116,000 articles
- Holocaust – More than 3,200 articles
- Mental Health Issues – More than 19,000 articles
- Racial Profiling – more than 1,200 articles
- Right to Vote – More than 1,700 articles
- Same-Sex Marriage – More than 3,400 articles
- Sociological Jurisprudence – More than 1,500 articles
- Transgender – More than 2,200 articles
Here are some strictly related to employment:
- Equal Employment – Nearly 1,500 articles
- Equal Pay – more than 1,000 articles
- Right to Strike – More than 1,200 articles
- Wrongful Discharge – Nearly 800 articles
And, if you didn’t know, the Law Journal Library contains journals from more than 80 different countries. Here are just a few of the international-related subjects:
- European Court of Human Rights – more than 13,000 articles
- Humanitarian Law – more than 8,700 articles
- International Labor Law – More than 600 articles
- Refugees – more than 12,000 articles
These are just a few hand-picked subjects. If you are ever looking to research a specific subject, whether it is DE&I-related or not, we always recommend exploring the PathFinder tool to discover the wealth of information within HeinOnline.
Searching DE&I Subjects
Now that we’ve explored how to browse subjects, let’s harness the power of PathFinder to fine-tune our search results. Imagine we’re crafting a paper about the discrimination faced by transgender individuals in correctional facilities. We can begin by running a broad search for transgender AND prison. Let’s refine the search of more than 6,000 results using PathFinder subjects. Opening up the tool, we can see a variety of DE&I subjects related to our search. Since our focus is on discrimination, let’s opt for that specific subject category.
Once we apply this change, our results undergo a significant reduction to slightly over 400 entries. While we can further refine results based on our requirements, a quick glance reveals a number of articles relevant to our area of interest:
- Legal Battles: Transgender Inmates’ Rights
- A Comparative Analysis of the Treatment of Transgender Prisoners: What the United States Can Learn from Canada and the United Kingdom
- CEDAW Disapproves: The United States’ Treatment of Transgender Women in Prisons
- Behind the Binary Bars: A Critique of Prison Placement Policies for Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Prisoners
Behind the Binding
Join us as we continue to dive into the 45 million pages of treasures stashed away in the Law Journal Library. We’ll uncover the diversity of subjects, what the experts are saying on everyday topics, and insights into the evolution of scholarly opinions over time.