Use HeinOnline to Research the Issues Weighing on Today's World

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Hot Topic News, Immigration
Shannon Furtak

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have parts of Belgium in a historical lockdown and the rest of the world on edge, and tensions are growing both domestically and globally. When the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility, heated debates about the admission of Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees began worldwide. Conditions in war-torn Syria are such that millions of people are fleeing, some not surviving the journey to neighboring countries or Europe. For some, including key U.S. political figures, concern for the refugees' plight is outweighed by a fear of future acts of terror.

Run a HeinOnline catalog search for ISIS OR ISIL and receive these results

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Fantasy Sports, Insider Trading, Legal Questions, and HeinOnline

Current Events, Hot Topic News, Law Journal Library, Searching, Statutes at Large
Shannon Furtak

In addition to providing endless hours of interactive and strategic entertainment and further irritating football widows and widowers, fantasy sports are now sparking nationwide controversy and accusations of behavior akin to insider trading, according to this article from the New York Times.

Thanks to lobbying by professional sports leagues, fantasy sports are exempt from the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act because they are "games of skill" as opposed to games of chance. The games are legal in all but five states, according to this article. However, the recent events depicted in these articles is bringing national attention to the fantasy sports industry.

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act is Title VIII of Public Law number 109-347 in the U.S…

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Read the Pope's Address to Congress in HeinOnline!

Exploring HeinOnline, Hot Topic News, U.S. Congressional Documents
Shannon Furtak

On September 24, 2015, as part of a historic visit to the United States, Pope Francis visited Washington, D.C. and addressed the U.S. Congress. The Pope began his speech by encouraging the members of Congress to enable the country and grow as a nation by their legislative activity. He spoke against polarization, hatred, and violence, while advocating healing, peace, and justice. He encouraged a "culture of care":

Now is the time for courageous actions and strategies aimed at implementing a "culture of care" and "an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.

The entire speech was published in the Congressional Record Daily Edition and is available here

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Use HeinOnline to Access Works by Influential Legal Scholars!

Hot Topic News, Law Journal Library, ScholarCheck, U.S. Supreme Court
Shannon Furtak

Recently, wrote this post about Drexel University law librarian John Cannan's Law Library Journal piece, "A Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act: How Legislative Procedure Shapes Legislative History." This article was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in its decision in King v. Burwell, decided just last month!

HeinOnline is an excellent source of both primary and secondary legal research materials. Users already know that they can retrieve law journal articles from HeinOnline, but it's possible to take your legal research to another level using the wealth of other resources available in the database…

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HeinOnline App Featured as Top Legal Research Tool!

App, Hot Topic News, Miscellaneous
Shannon Furtak

If you haven’t downloaded the HeinOnline App for your iOS device yet, you’re missing out on an excellent research tool. According to websites like Legal Productivity, US News, and Law Technology News, the HeinOnline App is consistently included among the best and most useful apps to aid with your legal research. Join the nearly 6,800 users who have taken advantage of this resource!

The HeinOnline App features the ability to view image-based PDFs, access content by citation, browse by volume, quickly navigate to a page using the electronic table of contents, and use the full advanced search tool available in HeinOnline. In order to use the app, you must be authenticated to HeinOnline with your iDevice:


Click the IP Authentication button if your organization’s wireless network is IP authenticated to HeinOnline…

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Case Law Powered by Fastcase Now Available to All Core Subscribers

Enhancements, Hot Topic News, Miscellaneous, What's New
Jackie Stanley

Federal and state case law powered by Fastcase is now integrated into all HeinOnline Core subscriptions at no additional cost!












Case Law Linking from Publications in HeinOnline

Like Hein’s ScholarCheck feature, when viewing a document in HeinOnline, the references will now link to the cases in addition to other types of documents cited in HeinOnline. When an article cites a case, the case citation will be highlighted in blue. The blue highlighted case citations link to the case in either HeinOnline or Fastcase…

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President Obama’s Visit to Buffalo – Use HeinOnline to Research Topic Discussed

Hot Topic News, Law Journal Library, News, Searching
Miranda Rosati

President Barack Obama was in Buffalo this morning and paid a visit to the University at Buffalo. The President spoke about the rising cost of higher education and his plan to keep college affordable for middle-class families. 


Use Proximity Searching to Research this Subject in HeinOnline

To conduct a proximity search you will first need to identify key search terms. So, if we want to find articles that discuss the impact of Obama’s College Affordability plan on the middle class, our key terms could be: Obama, affordability, middle class, college, education, resources. Two examples of proximity searches we could perform with these terms are as follows:

Example 1 – text: “obama education affordable”~15 OR title: “obama education affordable”~15
Example 2 – text:“obama middle class education”~30 OR title: “obama middle class education”~15

Since we are looking for articles…

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Hot Topic News: 1965 Voting Rights Act Faces Scrutiny with Special Focus on Section 5

Hot Topic News, News
HeinOnline Blogger

In 1965, five months after Bloody Sunday which marked the peak of the American civil rights movement, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  Now, the act is under intense scrutiny as Supreme Court Justices consider the challenges to the Act brought forth by Alabama’s Shelby County.  In the case of Shelby County v. Holder, Shelby County is questioning the need for Section 5 of the Act, which is the provision that requires nine mostly Southern states and some jurisdictions in seven other states to get approval from the Justice Department, known as “preclearance”, before making any changes to their voting laws.

Take a look at Google News to find links to various articles and discussions regarding this latest controversy,…

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