Discover the Power of AALL’s Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Exploring HeinOnline, IFLP
IFLP Editorial Team

Are you an information professional at a law firm or government agency supporting the work of multilingual attorneys in transnational legal practice? Are you an academic law librarian seeking to better serve the needs of foreign-trained, non-native English-speaking LLM and other advanced degree students?

The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP), the world’s only multilingual legal journal index, can help you assist patrons who seek credible foreign-language secondary law sources. Established as a print resource by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) in 1960, IFLP has since migrated to HeinOnline’s electronic research platform and is available as an affordable, cost-effective add-on to your HeinOnline subscription.

Start a 30-day free trial to HeinOnline’s Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals database…

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Poison on the Shelves: Federal Product Tampering Laws and the Chicago Tylenol Murders

Exploring HeinOnline, Federal Register, Food and Drug Law, Law Journal Library, Medicine, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents
Stephanie Ruesch

The holidays are fast approaching. Whether you’re gathering in-person with family or carving individual ham steaks over Zoom, preparations still need to be made, bringing along the usual hassle, chaos, and stress that come from trying to accommodate everyone’s schedules, prepare a meal, and decide whether it’s okay to mute Uncle Jim when he starts talking politics. All this family togetherness can bring on a headache, and you may reach for your trusty bottle of Holiday Acetaminophen™ to provide some relief. This relief is only obtainable after you rip off the plastic wrapper around the bottle’s neck, battle open the child-proof cap, peel off the inner foil safety seal, peel off the little bits of the seal you didn’t get off the first time…

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Featured Database of the Month: American Law Institute Library

ALI, Exploring HeinOnline
Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline offers a variety of a-la-carte databases to supplement the user’s research in specific areas. The American Law Institute Library is a digital collection that provides easy access to invaluable American Law Institute projects and documents that have influenced modern law and society. In today’s blog post we’re going to take a deeper look at this database and what it has to offer. Watch this short tutorial that includes a brief overview of the database and its tools, or read below for more information.

About the American Law Institute

The American Law Institute (ALI) is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify…

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Help, I Need Somebody! Where Users Can Locate Help Resources in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Here at HeinOnline, we strive to give you the best research experience possible. From live chat to LibGuides, we are always looking for ways to provide help to our customers. In this post, we’re going to make sure you’re aware of all the support avenues available in HeinOnline.

1. Search Help

The stationary search bar in HeinOnline contains a Search Help link that will come in handy if you need help constructing a search query.

Click the link to be directed to a guide that contains available Boolean operators with related search examples…

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Tip of the Week: Researching the Career of a Senator

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

The ability to thoroughly investigate and analyze the activity of Congress and its members is crucial for historical research projects, understanding current events, and these days, especially, for becoming a more informed voter during election time.

Discover a few ways to research the life and career of a U.S. senator, in particular, with this tip of the week. We’d like to thank Staci Green, Head of Library Operations at Dickinson State University, for her recent question, which inspired this blog post!

Start with the Basics

Before diving into the nitty gritty of database research, you’ll want to check and see if any relevant titles have already been compiled…

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Keep Track of Your Author Alerts with This New MyHein Feature

Author Profile Pages, Exploring HeinOnline, MyHein, New Features
Tara Kibler

With HeinOnline’s author profile pages, users have long been able to set up email alerts for particular authors. Have you set up author alerts in the past, and found it hard to keep track? Would you like to set up and manage a number of author alerts all in one place? If so, keep reading or watch our brief video to learn about HeinOnline’s newest author alerts feature.

How to Keep Track of Author Alerts


With our existing author alerts feature, users have been able to enter an email address and choose to be notified when one or more of the following occurs:

  • When new material for an author is added to HeinOnline
  • When new articles in HeinOnline cite that author’s articles
  • When that author’s articles are accessed on HeinOnline each month
  • When articles are published that are similar to that author’s works

Now…

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This New MyHein Feature Will Unequivocally Boost Your Research Efficiency

Exploring HeinOnline, MyHein, New Features, Searching
Tara Kibler

Last month, we shared an exciting new feature within MyHein accounts—the ability to “favorite” databases and manage them for quick access from anywhere in HeinOnline. But our enhancement of MyHein hasn’t ended there.

When using an information search engine, one crucial factor is the ability to see your previous search activity. HeinOnline has always given its users the option to see a listing of their search history, but a new feature now allows MyHein users better management and organization of all of their previous search queries.

How to Manage Your HeinOnline Search History

After logging into your MyHein, any search in a database or across all databases will appear in a new tab marked Search History

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Research These 5 Key Issues Before Casting Your Vote in the Upcoming Presidential Election

COVID-19, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Gun Regulation and Legislation in America, Immigration, International Trade, Political Science, Women and the Law
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The 2020 presidential election has proven to be the most debated, divisive, and important election of our time. No matter which side you are leaning towards, there are key topics that each voter should be educated on when casting their vote, either by mail or in-person in the next 2 weeks. Let’s take a look at where each candidate stands on 5 key issues, and how to research these topics using HeinOnline.

1. COVID-19

Dedicated HeinOnline Database: COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues and Law

One of the hottest topics on the table for the 2020 election is the current global pandemic…

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Where the Wild Things Are: Hunting Regulations

Exploring HeinOnline, Government Documents, Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Presidential Library
Stephanie Ruesch

Fall’s arrival brings a chill to the air, changing colors to the leaves, and pumpkin spice flavoring to more products than necessary. But for many people, fall’s arrival also brings on an acute case of buck fever, alleviated only by long hours in a tree stand, or for others the urge to sit near the water in a duck blind with a bird call in hand, waiting for a fast-flying fowl. For these outdoorsmen and women, the change in weather means the start of the much-anticipated fall hunting season.

Hunting in America is primarily regulated at the state level, with additional regulations coming from federal laws that protect endangered species and migratory birds…

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Everything You Need to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law, Law Journal Library, Political Science, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opened up a seat on the United States Supreme Court, just weeks before the presidential election. On September 26th, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to succeed Ginsburg. If confirmed, Barrett would keep the number of women serving on the Court at three, joining Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. She would also become the youngest member of the Court. Most importantly, she would likey cement a 6-3 conservative majority. Today we will explore Barrett’s career and where she stands on major constitutional issues using HeinOnline…

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