Global Pandemics: An Exploration of Coronavirus and Past Outbreaks

American History, Foreign Affairs, Law Journal Library, Medicine, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

In December 2019, Wuhan City in the Hubei province of China reported a group of nearly 30 pneumonia cases. In early January of this year, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the cause for many of the cases had been detected—a novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, a virus that causes the respiratory disease now deemed COVID-19.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, coronaviruses are a collection of viruses found in people and various animal species. Though rare, the outbreak of three known diseases—MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and COVID-19—has demonstrated that it is possible for animal coronaviruses to spread to people…

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A Quick ‘N Easy Guide to FDR’s Most Influential New Deal Programs

American History, Economics, Statutes at Large, U.S. Federal Legislative History, U.S. Presidential Library
Tara Kibler

The late 1920s and the 1930s witnessed the longest and most severe economic downturn the industrialized Western world had ever seen. Brought about by numerous factors—including a four-day stock market crash, banking panic and failures, and the use of the gold standard—the Great Depression caused a substantial decline in employment, wealth, output, gross domestic product (GDP), and more in numerous countries across the globe.

In the United States, recovery from the decade-long depression was primarily helmed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who pledged “a new deal for the American people” even before assuming the presidency. This promise soon became the namesake of a series of social programs, financial reforms, federal regulations…

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Hein Has Acquired the Current Index to Legal Periodicals!

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

At the beginning of February, we announced that William S. Hein & Co., Inc. & HeinOnline has acquired the rights to the University of Washington Gallagher Law Library’s Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP). HeinOnline is very excited to reinstate this essential product for members of the legal field.

Whether you are familiar with CILP or a newcomer, we know you will have a lot of questions about the publication and how it will work as a product of Hein. Keep reading for an overview of Current Index to Legal Periodicals, its history, and the details of HeinOnline’s acquisition of the product…

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What’s New in HeinOnline: February Content Release

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

February’s the shortest month of the year, but there was definitely no shortage of new content this month! Join us as we review HeinOnline’s most recent additions.


Updated databases: 62

New titles: 1,725

New volumes: 2,829

New pages added last month: 867,996

Total pages in HeinOnline: 181,897,998

Highlights of the Past Month

  • Connector.

    Hein Has Acquired Current Index to Legal Periodicals

    We are pleased to announce that William S…

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline This Month!

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, Law Journal Library, Tips and Tricks, What's New
Tara Kibler

With the February content release, we added 10 new journals, all of which are active serials. Join us as we take a closer look at each of the new titles and the type of content they cover.


Vols. 1-7 (2013-2019)

Published by the Romanian Academic Society of Administrative Science

The Academic Journal of Law and Governance is the official journal of the Romanian Academic Society of Administrative Sciences. Developed by the Academic Society in close cooperation with T & T Academic Publishing…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Rise and Fall of Alcatraz

American History, Criminal Justice, Exploring HeinOnline, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by examining the history of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, one of America’s most notorious federal prisons.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer.


The United States Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history…

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12 of the Boldest Executive Orders in U.S. History to Kick Off Your Presidents Day

Statutes at Large, U.S. Presidential Library, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

On the third Monday of every February, many around the United States honor those who have served as President. First established in 1879 to observe George Washington’s birthday, the holiday has become a catch-all celebration of the highest office in the country.

To celebrate Presidents Day this year, let’s take a look at one of the most effective courses of action for the President of the United States: the executive order. This type of directive, vaguely awarded to the executive branch in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, can cover all sorts of topics as long as it has some basis in the Constitution or federal law…

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How a Series of Revolutions Led to the Mexican Constitution of 1917

Foreign Affairs, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

Following years of political instability and violent rebellion, the Constituent Congress of Mexico approved a new Mexican constitution in 1917 that would promise expansive social reform and political reconstruction. The first such document in the world to outline social rights, the Mexican Constitution of 1917 has served as a model for the constitutions of other nations. Join us in discovering the origins of this historic document with HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated.

World Constitutions Illustrated

With historical and current constitutions from around the world, this essential database enables scholars to research the constitutional and political development of any country. The database includes the current constitution of every country in its original language…

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Stop the Presses! This Essential U.S. History Resource Just Got Even Better

Exploring HeinOnline, HeinOnline Updates, New Features, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

In October 2018, HeinOnline embarked on a mission to make the American State Papers and U.S. Congressional Serial Set digitally available for its customers. As the official historical record of the U.S. government, these resources are essential for any historical, political, or cultural research of the United States.

For more than a year, we’ve been releasing this enormous collection in phases, averaging at more than a quarter-million pages each month—you know, bite-size pieces. While we steadily progress toward completing this project, we’ve decided it was time to make the Serial Set even easier to navigate for librarians, professors, students, and any other lovers of American history…

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HeinOnline’s State Constitutions Illustrated: February 2020 Update

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, State Constitutions Illustrated, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in November, we released a new database, State Constitutions Illustrated. It contains nearly 9,000 current and historical constitutions for all fifty states. This database is the most comprehensive state constitution research platform available, containing an extensive collection of pre-statehood primary material. It also contains original and consolidated texts heavily annotated with references to case law. In just three short months, we’ve added much more material! Read below for an update to see what’s new in this database.

Updates from November to Date

Since the database launch, we have updated 16 states with 51 current documents and 430 prestatehood documents

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