New Topic Taxonomy Brings “Categories” and “Subjects” into the HeinOnline Mix

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, New Features, Searching
Tara Kibler

If you’ve spent a fair amount of time in the Law Journal Library, you may be familiar with HeinOnline’s Topics.

Using a combination of human curation along with natural language processing and machine learning, we’ve extracted narrow research concepts from each article in the Law Journal Library database. This has provided a robust foundation of more than 1,500 distinct multidisciplinary concepts which we’ve used to categorize each and every Law Journal Library document.

We call these concepts “Topics.” Every document in the Law Journal Library is assigned at least one of these Topics, and these concepts have been made available for users when browsing and searching…

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Deck the Courts with Boughs of Establishment Clause Litigation

Exploring HeinOnline, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, Religion & the Law, U.S. Supreme Court
Stephanie Ruesch

Last month, on Thanksgiving Day, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that New York State could not place attendance limits on places of worship in areas of the state that had been designated as coronavirus hot spots. The rules drafted by Governor Andrew Cuomo had stated that areas of the state designated as orange zones could have no more than 25 people attend each service; in areas designated as a red zone, that cap was at 10 people. Citing interference with the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty, the current ruling by the Court reversed its position from earlier this year, when it upheld similar attendance limits enacted in California and Nevada…

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Tips from the Experts for Using the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

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IFLP Editorial Team

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, from attorneys with transnational practices to students or faculty members researching comparative law topics. 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, making it even easier to use.


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How to Use the Index


BROWSING BY SUBJECT IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

In the IFLP…

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Breaking Down This Year’s Substantial Addition of Legislative Histories

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Tara Kibler

Alongside the rest of our daily, weekly, and monthly content additions this year, we continued to expand the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library with additional statute coverage.

In total, 91 legislative histories were added to the database over the past 12 months, spanning more than 230,000 pages and covering a range of topics, from energy research and development to the president’s national emergency powers to music copyright in the streaming era.

About the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

The U.S. Federal Legislative History Library contains thousands of titles from a number of sources, including the Government Printing Office, Arnold and Porter…

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Tip of the Week: Navigating within Titles, Volumes, Sections, and Pages

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

Here’s a scenario we’re all familiar with. You walk into your local library, quietly wave hello to your friendly neighborhood librarian, and head right to a particular shelf stocked with titles relevant to your needs. The titles on the shelf are all related to a specific discipline, publication type, or use, and when those titles are published as multi-part works or in a serial format, they’re broken out into individual volumes. Crack open one of those volumes to flip through to a particular section of the work—perhaps the title page, the appendix, or the index—or to dive right in to the main content.

HeinOnline’s image-based PDF titles are organized within a similar structure…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Iran-Contra Affair

American History, 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 by investigating the oft-overlooked Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal involving the Reagan Administration, Nicaraguan civil war, and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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.


The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history…

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Major Database Enhancement! COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present

COVID-19, Exploring HeinOnline, HeinOnline Updates, Medicine, What's New
Tara Kibler

In August, HeinOnline released COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law free to all Core subscription packages, empowering users with factual information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its global effects.

This database compiled hundreds of publications from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO), analyzing the various ways COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of life, from testing issues in the medical field to unemployment and economic impact.

Now, the addition of more than 530 titles and nearly 50,000 pages has necessitated an expansion of this database. Users will now find a new Past Pandemics subcollection added to their database subscription, bringing together a multitude of government documents and reports from recent public health history that evaluate the current situation within the context of other past global health crises…

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

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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

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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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