Millennials Are Changing the World: Don’t @ Me

Content News, Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Triggering Change

The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines millennials as those born roughly between the 1980s and 1990s. Also known as Generation Y, this demographic cohort is most known for their use and familiarity with communications, media, and digital technologies. In relation to older generations, millennials tend to support political correctness and have drawn attention to implementing “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings,” bringing changes to higher education.

This generation has also been referred to as the “Peter Pan generation.” Research shows they tend to delay certain rites of passage into adulthood for longer periods than most generations before them. Although they sometimes get a bad rap…

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Researching the Right to Die

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The concept of the ‘right to die’ is fraught with controversy and legal issues. Euthanasia, or the practice or act of bringing about the painless death of a hopelessly sick or injured individual, and assisted suicide, in which a physician or other health care professional assists a patient with causing his or her own death, are two main ideas involved in the discussion of the right to die. Euthanasia is divided into two categories: passive, in which something is not done that would preserve a patient’s life, and active, in which something is done to end a patient’s life.

Currently, euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia…

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ScholarCheck Update and General Overview

Exploring HeinOnline, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

NEW: Refreshed Appearance

Thanks to a suggestion from a HeinOnline user, ScholarCheck statistics inside a document are no longer initially found in a pop-up box. The pop-up box blocked some text in the table of contents, and we agreed with the user that this information could be displayed more effectively. Check out ScholarCheck’s new appearance above any journal’s table of contents:

Color code:

  • Blue: cited by articles
  • Red: cited by cases
  • Green: cited by documents in the American Law Institute Library
  • Gold: number of times accessed

Click the ScholarCheck Box to display the number of articles and cases that cite the article being viewed…

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Exploring HeinOnline
Shannon Furtak

GET TO KNOW YOUR HEINONLINE TEAM

Happy holidays! This week is traditionally a time to catch up at work, plan the year ahead, and enjoy too much food with friends and family. Feel free to grab a cup of coffee, get to know some of the HeinOnline bloggers and other team members, and learn about our employees’ favorite things, including their most-loved HeinOnline resources!


SHANNON HEIN

Sales Team

Shannon joined the Hein Company in 1999 to oversee Hein’s acquisition of Fred B. Rothman & Co. and he’s now Executive Vice President and member of the Sales Team…

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Capital Punishment Research Resources in HeinOnline

Case Law, Exploring HeinOnline, History of Capital Punishment, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases
Shannon Furtak

Capital punishment is one of the most controversial issues facing global society, both today and historically. Many countries have abolished the death penalty. Those which have not include the United States, China, India, Japan, and most Islamic states. The United States is the only Western nation still using capital punishment.

Proponents of the death penalty argue that it is a deterrent to crime, prevents offenders from committing further crimes, and is a tool prosecutors and police can use when plea bargaining with defendants. Opponents believe capital punishment is inhumane, discriminates against poor and minority defendants, and does not actually deter crime.

Death Penalty Fast Facts

  • Since 1976…

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Most-Cited U.S. Supreme Court Cases in HeinOnline: Part III

Exploring HeinOnline, ScholarCheck, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Almost ten years ago, we blogged about how we applied scholarly indexing to the U.S. Supreme Court Library. Then, a few months later we announced that we added links for users to access the articles which cite cases in HeinOnline, otherwise known as Hein’s ScholarCheck. Check out this snippet of our old interface from 2008!

What’s new since our last two blog posts? We have drastically updated our interface, and not only can users access articles which cite a case, but they can also access cases which cite a case! Fast forward nearly ten years, and let’s now take a look at the top 50 most-cited U.S…

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Millennial Leadership in Libraries…and Beyond

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Enough with the Avocado Toast, Already

Every generation feels misunderstood by the generation that came before them. It’s basically a rite of passage to listen to stories about how much harder each older generation had it than the one that followed. This is evident today in the way millennials are perceived by some Generation Xers and baby boomers: mindless robots, addicted to smartphones and other forms of technology, and unwilling to settle down and purchase homes because they’re too busy wasting money on gadgets and pricey brunch food.

The reality is that millennials, especially older millennials (the Oregon Trail generation) are aging into middle adulthood and entering leadership roles at a rapid pace…

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HeinOnline Is Legal!

Company Info, Exploring HeinOnline
Shannon Furtak

This month, HeinOnline celebrates its 18th birthday. Since May of 2000, HeinOnline has provided legal and academic information to the library community and beyond in an image-based, user-friendly, and fully searchable format!

Where It All Began

HeinOnline’s history is extensively traced in The Invention of HeinOnline: The Story of Hein’s Dramatic Transformation in Response to the Coming of the Electronic Age by Joe Gerken. In 1995, before ‘internet’ was a household word, a memo was drafted by Kevin Marmion, then vice president of William S…

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Climate Change, the Environment and the Law

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The topic of climate change has been more prevalent in the past few years as global temperatures have risen. This challenging and complex issue affects everyone, everywhere. This blog discusses the definition of climate change, the current U.S. government administration’s policies on and responses to this change, and how users can research this topic in HeinOnline.

Climate Change

Climate change is defined as a change in global or regional climate patterns over an extended period of time. This change can include a shift in average weather conditions or a variation of weather within long-term conditions…

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Legislative Intent and Statutory Interpretation

Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, U.S. Federal Legislative History
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In cases that involve a statute, there is often a need for statutory interpretation. Some statutes can have straightforward meanings, while others can be ambiguous. In cases where a statute may be vague, judges must step in to decipher the legislative intent.

Statutory Interpretation

The language is the most important part of a statute. If the language itself is straightforward and plain, it must be applied according to its terms. However, if a statute is unclear, the interpretative process begins. Read about this process in the CRS Report…

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