The Right to Remain Silent: 53 Years of Miranda Rights

Current Events, U.S. Supreme Court
Tara Hutchinson

Fifty-three years ago today, the landmark decision of Miranda v. Arizona significantly impacted law enforcement procedure, establishing that criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before being taken into police custody. The ruling held that if defendants are not informed of their right to remain silent and consult with an attorney, statements made while in police custody cannot be admissible as evidence.

Though the language may vary between jurisdictions, the “Miranda warning” has become so ingrained in U.S. society due to its portrayal in film and television that many can recite the common phrasing offhand. Lesser known, perhaps, are the details about the case that started it all…

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New Volume and Online Update: Subject Compilations of State Laws

Subject Compilations of State Laws, What's New
Tara Hutchinson

About the Database


HeinOnline now offers the 2017-2018 volume of Subject Compilations of State Laws in both print and online formats! This database, updated regularly, has revolutionized historical state subject searching, and the 2017-2018 volume now adds nearly 1,100 entries under 310 main subject headings. Researchers now have instantaneous access to more than 27,000 bibliographic records, many with extensive annotations. There is no longer a need to browse the twenty-plus print volumes in the series.

Most importantly, where possible, the annotations link directly to articles and other documents residing in HeinOnline. In all, more than 14,000 records link to HeinOnline periodicals…

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U.S. Immigration Law and Policy: Past and Present

Current Events, Hot Topic News, Immigration
Tara Hutchinson

Immigration continues to be a hot and controversial topic in U.S. news, particularly throughout the current presidential administration. Luckily, HeinOnline has gathered the most important U.S. immigration legislation into one unique database to help users stay on top of developments in relevant law and policy.

Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S.

Since its release in April 2013, HeinOnline’s Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. database has grown by more than 2,400 titles to include more than 3,000 volumes and 600,000 pages. The monumental collection is a compilation of the most important historical documents and legislation related to immigration in the United States…

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Law Journal Library Now Holds More Than 2,700 Journals!

Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

When HeinOnline was first launched in May 2000, it contained a small collection of law reviews, amounting to about 250,000 pages. With the addition of ten new journals this past month, the Law Journal Library now contains more than 2,700 journals, 64,000 volumes, and 36 million pages. Although this database initially held only the top legal journals, it now comprises of a variety of subjects such as political science, technology, history, and much more. Let’s take a closer look at what this multidisciplinary database has to offer.

Fast Facts & Figures

What makes HeinOnline’s journal (and other) content unique is its image-based…

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Breathe a Little Easier: #BeatAirPollution This World Environment Day

Current Events, Hot Topic News, Law Journal Library, Session Laws, Treaties and Agreements Library, United Nations
Tara Hutchinson

June 5th is World Environment Day, established by the United Nations in 1974. An international platform for environmental awareness, World Environment Day is officially celebrated in a different host city each year with activities centered around a particular theme. Discover more about World Environment Day, its origins, and the theme of the 2019 celebrations—air pollution—with HeinOnline.

Before We Get Started:

Don’t miss out! Make sure you have the databases we’ll be mentioning in this post. Follow the links below to start a trial today.

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Go on, Venn-t a Little: New Feature Added to HeinOnline!

Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Tara Hutchinson

Let’s be honest, research can be overwhelming and sometimes a little messy. Who hasn’t found themselves deep in a research session and inundated with piles of books, countless sticky notes, and ten million or so open browser tabs?

At HeinOnline, we want to do everything we can to streamline your research experience. Thanks to suggestions from Curtin University, Murdoch University, and The University of Notre Dame Australia, we are excited to introduce Venn Diagrams in beta format as a visual research aid.

Introducing the Feature


Venn Diagrams show all possible logical relations among a set of terms…

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What’s New In HeinOnline: May Content Release

Content Release, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo


THERE ARE CURRENTLY

172,315,909

PAGES IN HEINONLINE


We are in the full swing of Spring and recently celebrated our 19th birthday. The lucky winner of our $500 Amazon gift card giveaway was Nicole Dyzlewski from Roger Williams University School of Law! HeinOnline has evolved over the years and continues to grow. We’re excited to share our latest content news with you.

We have added more than 13,000 titles and 14,000 volumes combined for a total of 697,291 new pages in HeinOnline…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Exploring HeinOnline, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Hutchinson

HeinOnline is pleased to introduce Secrets of the Serial Set, a series of monthly blog posts dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Anyone familiar with the Serial Set has some idea of the hidden gems just waiting to be unearthed. For those unfamiliar, prepare to be blown away by what the Set has to offer. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves.

About the Serial Set

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

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New Journal Added to the Edward Elgar Law Publishing Package!

Edward Elgar Publishing Law Package, Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We’re happy to announce that we added Competition Law Journal to the Edward Elgar Publishing Law Package! This new journal is also available in the Law Journal Library with a three-year embargo. Containing 18 volumes and more than 6,000 pages, Competition Law Journal is a key reference for every competition and corporate law library!

About the Journal

The Competition Law Journal provides scholars and practitioners in the field of competition and antitrust with a reliable source of analysis on the law and practice in the UK and EU…

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Exploring the Evolution of Memorial Day with HeinOnline

Current Events, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Presidential Library
Tara Hutchinson

As previous generations have done before us, this Memorial Day we honor those who have given their lives in military service to the United States. In this post, we will revisit the surprisingly controversial history of Memorial Day and use HeinOnline to examine its institution as a U.S. federal holiday.

Before We Get Started:

Don’t miss out! Make sure you have the databases we’ll be mentioning in this post. Follow the links below to start a trial today.

The Origins of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday dedicated to the remembrance of fallen United States soldiers…

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