Breathe a Little Easier: #BeatAirPollution This World Environment Day

Current Events, Foreign Affairs, Hot Topic News, Law, Law Journal Library, Session Laws, The Environment, Treaties and Agreements Library, United Nations
Tara Kibler

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.

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Exploring the Evolution of Memorial Day with HeinOnline

American History, Current Events, Political Science, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Presidential Library
Tara Kibler

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.

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The Origins of Memorial Day

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

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Turtles, and Tortoises, and Terrapins – Oh, My!

Animal Law, Current Events, Law Journal Library, The Environment, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

Today is World Turtle Day, and HeinOnline wants to shell-abrate! Join us in discovering how the world continues to help these adorable reptiles survive and thrive.

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World Turtle Day

Since the year 2000…

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“Heartbeat Bills” and the Push to Overturn Roe v. Wade

American History, Current Events, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Human Rights, Law, Law Journal Library, Medicine, U.S. Supreme Court, Women and the Law, Women's Studies
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Last week, the Alabama legislature passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States, which Republican Governor Kay Ivey signed into law. The bill would make it a felony for the doctors to perform or attempt to perform an abortion in the state (although the woman who receives an abortion would not be held criminally culpable or civilly liable). Other states, such as Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio, have passed “heartbeat bills,” which prohibit abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, which is typically when a doctor can first detect a fetal heartbeat. These laws will likely be appealed, as many violate the undue burden notion of established federal law…

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Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

American History, Current Events, Education, Highlights in History, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Human Rights, Law, Law Journal Library, Political Science, Session Laws, Slavery in America and the World, U.S. Supreme Court, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

May 17, 2019 marks 65 years since the ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the landmark decision in which the Supreme Court determined racial segregation in schools to be unconstitutional. Continue reading to discover more about the case, and then check out how Brown v. Board fits into the evolution of U.S. education.

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Class is Now in Session: Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

American History, Current Events, Education, Law Journal Library, Statutes at Large, U.S. Federal Agency Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Tara Kibler

HeinOnline is honoring educators of all kinds for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-11 2019). We thank those teachers who furthered our own development, as well as those who are currently guiding future generations. Celebrate Teachers’ Week by setting aside those lesson plans and exploring the growth of education in the United States.

Revisiting U.S. Education with HeinOnline


The United States system of education has evolved under a variety of influences dating back to the Colonial Era.

17th-18th Centuries

Compulsory education is rooted in the ideals of the Thirteen Colonies…

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It’s Our Birthday and We’ll Share If We Want To: Enter To Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card!

Company Info, Current Events, HeinOnline Birthday
Lauren Mattiuzzo

It has been 19 years since we started providing legal and academic information online to library communities around the world. To celebrate this birthday, we’re giving away a $500 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner! Do you want to go on a shopping spree courtesy of HeinOnline? Here’s how you can enter to win:

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May the Fourth Be with You (and Your Research)

Current Events, Popular Culture
Tara Kibler

Did you know that tomorrow is International Star Wars Day? To celebrate, find out how you can utilize the depth of HeinOnline to research this popular franchise.

A Look into the Franchise

Since the release of the first Star Wars film in 1977, the epic space-opera franchise has become a timeless worldwide sensation. After the unparalleled success of the eponymous first film and its sequel, The Empire Strikes Back (1980), creator George Lucas began developing Star Wars into a trilogy of trilogies…

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Game of Drones: The Battle for Flight

Current Events, Law, Popular Culture, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

A drone, more formally known as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard. Drones operate with various degrees of autonomy, either under remote control by a human operator or autonomously by onboard computers. UAVs originated in military applications for missions that were dirty or dangerous. However, drones are used for more than just military needs, and because of that, regulation issues arise.

What Drones Are Used For

Although the origin of drones began with military use, drones are expanding to commercial, scientific…

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U.S. News Law School Scholarly Impact: An Update from HeinOnline

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, ScholarCheck, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

This past February, U.S. News announced that they were considering evaluating U.S. law school scholarly impact and would be using HeinOnline as the source for the citation data.

Since this announcement, we have received many questions and concerns from the library community, so we would like to take this opportunity to provide some background information and an update on our involvement with this project.

Last summer we were approached by a group of law school deans and professors who asked if we would consider collaborating with U.S. News in regards to scholarly impact analysis. Because HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library contains comprehensive coverage of more than 2,700 legal periodicals…

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