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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Check out January's Featured Collection: It's Definitely Time for Another Look

ALI, Enhancements, HeinOnline, What's New
Shannon Furtak

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States which produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute consists of lawyers, judges, and law professors; it drafts, discusses, and publishes Restatements & Principles of the Law, model statutes, and more. These publications are enormously influential in courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

ALI and HeinOnline

HeinOnline's American Law Institute Library includes:

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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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Two New Features Now Available!

CFR, Customer Suggestion, Enhancements, Federal Register, Law Journal Library, Searching
Shannon Furtak

It’s been a busy year, but we couldn’t let December slip by without adding two new features to HeinOnline!

Code of Federal Regulations

When using the Title/Part/Section Quick Locator from the CFR collection homepage to access 2015 CFR material, additional information will display in the red box indicating where the cited section was affected in the Federal Register. For example, select 2015, Title 5, Part 531:

Clicking the link will direct users to the Federal Register section in which the CFR citation is referenced:

When applicable, search results will also display a link to where a CFR section is affected:

Clicking the link results in links to each section of the Federal Register that pertain to the CFR part and a CFR Sections Affected Locator

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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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Enhancements to HeinOnline's Session Laws Library

Enhancements, Functionality, Session Laws, What's New
Shannon Furtak

In late August, we blogged about the addition of chapter and act indexing to the Session Laws Library. In the first phase of this ambitious project, we are indexing the last 10 years for all 50 states, plus adding indexing to all new session laws added to HeinOnline. In the next stage of the project we will index the session laws of all 50 states for the previous 10 years before that (1995-2004).

The first phase of chapter and act indexing for 2005-current has been completed for the following states:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

We have also moved the Chapter portion of the Session Laws Quick Locator tool to a more prominent location on the Session Laws Library homepage:

This tool is also now available from all state pages:

For volumes which have the chapter and act-level indexing…

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Enhancements to ScholarCheck

ALI, Citations, Enhancements, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

November was an extremely busy month for our development team! In addition to these previously-announced new features, we have two ScholarCheck enhancements to report.

American Law Institute's Restatements of the Law

Citations from Restatements of the Law will now light up as inline hyperlinks. Look for these citations to be highlighted in blue:

Clicking the hyperlink will direct the user to the section referenced in the citation:

Restatement citations will also appear as inline hyperlinks in Fastcase documents: