Top 100 Journals Comparison Across Multiple Legal Research Databases

Content News, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library
Shannon Furtak

One of the most commonly asked questions addressed to the HeinOnline support team is "What does HeinOnline have compared to other legal research databases?" Until recently, no known sources contained information about what each database has in terms of depth of content and coverage. Thus, this analysis was performed on database content for the top 100 law journals for six major legal research databases: HeinOnline, Westlaw*, LexisNexis Academic, JSTOR, Gale LegalTrac, and EBSCO Legal Collection. The results of the study are discussed in detail below.

Methodology

Washington and Lee University's Law Journal Ranking Project was used to determine the list of the top 100 law journals, according to the Ranking Project's combined score. Journal rankings on this list are determined by this ranking methodology

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UNC Press Titles in HeinOnline

Content News, What's New
Shannon Furtak

We are pleased to announce that we have licensed and will be adding more than 100 of the University of North Carolina Press's law-related titles to HeinOnline! The UNC Press has a national and international reputation for thoughtfully publishing quality books. Established in 1922, the UNC Press was the first university press in the south and one of the first in the entire nation. We are proud to partner with them in this endeavor, which will add valuable content to HeinOnline while simultaneously providing extensive exposure for all included titles.

The UNC Press titles will be available to all HeinOnline Core subscribers at no additional cost. A new collection will be created to house these titles…

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Now Available to All U.S. Core Subscribers!

Content News, Enhancements, HeinOnline, What's New
Shannon Furtak

The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory has long been a reliable source of information on law firms, banks, and real estate offices in every United States city for lawyers, bankers, merchants, manufacturers and others. In addition to providing addresses and contact information for law firms, the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory also contains ratings and a section on foreign lawyers and law firms. HeinOnline now includes the historical archive of this publication from its inception in 1868 to 1963, and we've added it to all domestic HeinOnline core subscriptions at no additional charge to our subscribers.

To access the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, simply choose it from your list of subscribed collections from the HeinOnline Welcome Page:

Follow the history of this title by viewing the two titles that eventually combined to form the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory: Martindale's American Law Directory and Hubbell's Legal Directory

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Incredible Content Additions and Two New Features

Citations, Content News, Enhancements, U.S. Code
Shannon Furtak

We are committed to regularly increasing the value of a HeinOnline subscription. Each month, we add hundreds of thousands of pages of new content to existing collections. We also strive to improve our users' legal research experience by enhancing existing features and developing new tools. Here's a summary of major content included in the January release:

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Exponential Growth of the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

Content News, U.S. Federal Legislative History
Shannon Furtak

We are committed to increasing the value of your HeinOnline subscription by adding content to existing libraries, creating new collections, and developing new features to improve our users' legal research experiences. Thanks to partnerships with Arnold & Porter and Covington & Burling, we have dramatically increased the number of compiled federal legislative histories available in HeinOnline's U.S. Federal Legislative History Library. January 2016 marks the completion of a massive project in which hundreds of new titles were added to this library with each monthly content release.

Legislative histories are often used to research legislative intent behind one or more provisions of a public law…

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National Survey of State Laws: New Edition and Database Now Available!

Content News, Enhancements, Exploring HeinOnline, National Survey of State Laws, What's New
Shannon Furtak

We are excited to announce the release of both a new edition and a database version of Richard Leiter's award-winning publication, National Survey of State Laws.

The seventh edition of National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. The book and the database are presented in chart format, and both versions allow users to make state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. Use the database version of this title to search the content and metadata, or to browse laws either by category or by topic. Compare only certain states' laws, or view laws as they appear in the current edition compared to the two previous editions. 

Selecting a law from either the list of categories or the list of laws from the collection homepage will produce an easy-to-use comparison chart…

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Infographic: An Overview of an Incredible Year

Content News, Enhancements, HeinOnline, What's New
Shannon Furtak

It's difficult to believe another year has passed. Please take a look at the infographic below for an overview of what we accomplished this year. As always, we couldn't have done it without the support and feedback of our users! From the HeinOnline family to yours, a big thank you we wish everyone a wonderful New Year!

2015 HOL Year in Review

For more information on new collections and feature enhancements covered in the infographic, please review our blog posts and our help page. For help searching and navigating in HeinOnline, contact our dedicated support team at (800) 277-6995…

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Important Enhancement to the U.S. Supreme Court Library

Content News, Enhancements, U.S. Supreme Court, What's New
Shannon Furtak

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with a fantastic organization: HeinOnline's U.S. Supreme Court Library now links to Oyez!

Oyez is a free law project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. It's a multimedia archive dedicated to making Supreme Court case law available to everyone. The website offers transcript-synchronized and searchable audio, easily understandable case summaries, illustrated decision information, and opinions. Oyez also has detailed information on current and past Supreme Court justices and offers a panoramic tour of the Supreme Court building.

To access Oyez linking from HeinOnline, simply enter the U.S. Supreme Court Library and either search for or navigate to your desired case…

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When You Ask, We Listen: New Title Added to HeinOnline

Content News, United Nations, World Treaty Library
Shannon Furtak

We are pleased to announce that the League of Nations Official Journal Special Supplement is now available!

The League of Nations Official Journal has long been a part of HeinOnline, but until now we did not have the Special Supplement, which was added to the United Nations Law Collection and the World Treaty Library with our most recent content release. This title adds 195 volumes and nearly 24,000 images to each collection. The release of this material in October's content release coincided with the 70th birthday of the United Nations, which occurred on October 24. 

Over the years…

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Incredible Increase in U.S. Federal Legislative History Library Content!

Content News, U.S. Federal Legislative History, What's New
Shannon Furtak

In April 2014, we blogged about U.S. federal legislative histories in HeinOnline. At the time, we had a combined total of just over 1,000 compiled legislative histories in the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library and select a-la-carte collections. Since then, we have added 1,138 compiled legislative histories to this collection, more than doubling the number of available titles in less than a year and a half! The U.S. Federal Legislative History Library now contains 2,072 titles and more than 4.9 million pages.

Select a-la-carte HeinOnline collections also include legislative histories:

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