Secrets of the Serial Set: The American Flag

American History, 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 with a consideration of the origins and evolution of the American flag.

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. Documents from additional HeinOnline databases have been incorporated to supplement research materials for non-U.S. related events discussed.


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SERIAL SET

These posts have been so informative; they enable both patrons and staff to understand what the Serial Set is and how invaluable it is to all kinds of research…

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All About Sonia Sotomayor

Author Profile Pages, Exploring HeinOnline, History of Supreme Court Nominations, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Sonia Sotomayor is known as the first woman of color, first Hispanic, and first Latina member of the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to being the third woman to hold the position, she has a passion for reforming the criminal justice system. Sotomayor has often been referred to as the woman who saved baseball, from her 1995 preliminary injunction against Major League Baseball. In today’s blog, we’ll explore Sotomayor’s education, early legal career, and notable rulings.

From the Beginning

Sotomayor was born and raised in the Bronx…

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Researching Critical Race Theory in HeinOnline

Civil Rights and Social Justice, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Immigration, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, Slavery in America and the World
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Critical race theory is a concept that has been around for decades but became a hot topic of discussion in 2020 after the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans by police officers. During this time, former President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning federal contractors from conducting racial sensitivity training, reversed earlier this year by President Joe Biden. Trump also claimed during  the White House Conference on America History that the The 1619 Project distorts and rewrites American history, which has since sparked the fight over critical race theory being taught in public schools.

What is Critical Race Theory…

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Featured Database of the Month: National Survey of State Laws

Exploring HeinOnline, National Survey of State Laws
Lauren Mattiuzzo

National Survey of State Laws (NSSL) is a print and online resource that provides an overall view of some of the most-asked-about and controversial legal topics in the United States. The database is derived from Richard Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws print editions. Presented in an interactive chart format, NSSL allows users to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The database is updated regularly as new laws are passed or updated.

The current 8th edition, along with the 7th, 6th, and 5th editions are available in HeinOnline. Users can use the database to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005…

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Tip of the Week: Getting Started in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

Are you new to HeinOnline? Do you have questions about the basics of HeinOnline research? Follow this guide or watch the brief video below to get started with our research platform.

Logging In


From the HeinOnline website, click the “Log In” button located in the upper right-hand corner.

Depending on the access details that accompany your subscription, log in directly or through your institution’s proxy on the page that appears.

The HeinOnline Welcome Page

Now that you’re logged in…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Sinking of the Titanic

Exploring HeinOnline, Foreign Affairs, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with a look back on the disastrous sinking of the RMS Titanic.

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. Documents from additional HeinOnline databases have been incorporated to supplement research materials for non-U.S. related events discussed.


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SERIAL SET

These posts have been so informative; they enable both patrons and staff to understand what the Serial Set is and how invaluable it is to all kinds of research…

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All About President Biden’s New Supreme Court Commission

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Political Science, Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order creating a bipartisan commission of 36 experts to study structural changes to the Supreme Court. The commission is comprised of legal scholars, former federal judges and practicing lawyers, and others with expertise in constitutional law, history, and political science. The panel has 180 days to complete a report on measures to improve the federal judiciary, including increasing the number of justices and term limits. In his order, Biden instructed the commission to hold public hearings on the issue and to accept testimony and submissions from other legal experts, organizations and members of the public who want to weigh in…

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Tip of the Week: How to Use the CFR Locator Tools

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Exploring HeinOnline, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. HeinOnline’s coverage of the CFR is comprehensive, containing all volumes dating back to inception in 1938. The CFR is indexed to the year, title, and part level, making content more discoverable. Users can easily retrieve specific titles, parts, and sections from within the CFR with our Quick Locator tools found on the database homepage. Watch this quick tutorial below to see how to utilize these tools, or read below for more details.

Getting Started

Title/Part/Section Quick Locator

From the CFR database homepage

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

American History, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Women's Studies
Stephanie Ruesch

The Medal of Honor is America’s highest military honor, awarded by the President in the name of Congress for extraordinary acts of valor. First presented in 1863 to the surviving Andrews Raiders, Union soldiers who volunteered to commandeer the Confederate train The General, the Medal of Honor has since been awarded more than 3,500 times. The criteria and design of the Medal has changed since 1863, and today three variants of the Medal exist: one for the Department of the Army (awarded to soldiers), one for the Department of the Navy (awarded to sailors, marines, and coast guardsmen)…

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Exploring Canadian Content in HeinOnline

Acts of the Parliament of Canada, Canada Supreme Court Reports, Exploring HeinOnline, Provincial Statutes of Canada, Revised Statutes of Canada, Training
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Are you interested in Canada’s universal health care system? Maybe you want to research the Keystone XL Pipeline. Or perhaps you want to learn about legalization of marijuana across Canada. HeinOnline’s diverse databases provide users with a base of content to meet their research needs with content from world treaties to constitutions, scholarly articles to statutes! In today’s blog, we’ll explore where users can locate important Canadian content.

Canadian Databases


1. Acts of the Parliament of Canada

With this digital collection, users can access all historical and current Acts of the Parliaments of Canada in a fully-searchable format…

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