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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New Titles Available in the Law Journal Library!

Content News, Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We are always increasing the value of a HeinOnline subscription, and are pleased to announce that we have expanded our existing agreement with Cambridge University Press! Nearly 40 Cambridge University Press journals, including more than 20 brand new titles, are now part of the Law Journal Library. These titles are being added at no additional cost. We hope you enjoy these new additions!

Cambridge University Press Titles in HeinOnline

The following titles are available in HeinOnline…

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New Language Facet Feature in the Law Journal Library!

Law Journal Library, Searching, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

A new facet has been added to the Law Journal Library which allows users to refine search results by language. This new tool is useful for users who are looking for journals written primarily in a specific language. All languages are coded at the journal title level.

Using the Language Facet

Enter the Law Journal Library and use the Full Text tab to construct a search. For this example, enter the French phrase voir dire into the search box and click the search button…

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From 25 to 2500: How the Growth of the Law Journal Library Represents the Evolution of HeinOnline

Content News, Law Journal Library
Shannon Furtak

For many of us, the year 2000 doesn’t seem that long ago. At a company like William S. Hein & Co., Inc., some things haven’t changed at all in 18 years. While the building, furniture, and technology have all been significantly upgraded, many of the same people who were here back then sit behind modern desks, striving to fulfill the same company mission:  deliver the highest quality products and service to librarians, legal professionals, and researchers worldwide.

For some of Hein’s younger employees, it’s impossible to imagine a time when HeinOnline didn’t exist and the world revolved around print books and, later, microform products, for information dissemination. Since 2000, a digital revolution of epic proportion and consequence has transpired…

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British Tax Review Archives Now Available in the Law Journal Library!

Law Journal Library, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline is always on the lookout for relevant content to enhance the value of existing databases, and that’s especially true of the Law Journal Library. Back in 2000, this database began with about 25 journals. Today, it contains nearly 2,500 periodicals, all dating back to inception.

The British Tax Review, published by Sweet & Maxwell, is an exciting new addition to the Law Journal Library. Full-text coverage includes inception through 1985, with indexing provided for content from 1986 to date.

About This Title

For more than 50 years the British Tax Review has provided an unrivaled and comprehensive analysis of all aspects of tax law…

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HeinOnline Partners with Edward Elgar Publishing!

Content News, Edward Elgar Publishing Law Package, Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Edward Elgar Publishing! At no additional cost, Edward Elgar’s legal journals are now available in the Law Journal Library with a three-year embargo. Do you want to access the current content? Add the Edward Elgar Publishing Law Package to your HeinOnline subscription to access current content on both Elgaronline and HeinOnline!

Elgar Journals in HeinOnline

The following Edward Elgar Publishing journals are available in the Law Journal Library with a three-year embargo:

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Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Tools in HeinOnline: Part 2

Law Journal Library, Searching, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Last month, new natural language processing and machine learning tools were released in beta format in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library. This blog post described the new More Like This tool, as well as new topic and entity application, in detail. This month, additional features using these concepts are now available.

What’s New?

Topics and entities are now available within document metadata fields and search facets. Entities include location, person, and organization. For instance, search for “Supreme Court” AND gerrymander* and sort results by number of times cited by articles…

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New in HeinOnline: The Canadian Bar Review

Bar Journals Library, Law Journal Library, Searching, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The Canadian Bar Review has been added to HeinOnline with the August content release. This peer-reviewed legal journal founded in 1923 is the successor to Canadian Law Times and Canada Law Journal, which date back to 1855 and provide important insight into Canadian legal history. These two journals ceased publishing to form the Canadian Bar Review. For the first time ever, all three publications are available on one platform.

About the Canadian Bar Review

The Canadian Bar Review is compiled by the Canadian Bar Association

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Presidential Pardoning Power

Current Events, Law Journal Library
Shannon Furtak

Recently, the Law Librarian Blog posted this short piece on whether or not a president can pardon himself. According to the Yale Law Journal note by Brian Kalt titled Pardon Me?: The Constitutional Case Against Presidential Self-Pardons referenced in the post, the answer is no. If a researcher would like to dig a bit deeper into this complicated topic, HeinOnline has a new beta tool which provides users with the ability to quickly and easily retrieve similar articles.

HeinOnline’s “More Like This” tool looks at interesting words found in a journal article and locates other articles which have similar interesting words…

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A Brief and Reptilian History of Gerrymandering

Current Events, Fastcase, Law Journal Library
Shannon Furtak

Gerrymandering has been around since the election of the first U.S. Congress. The concept has received more attention recently, as the unexpected results of the 2016 election have placed a spotlight on the U.S. government and the processes of democracy generally.

What’s gerrymandering? Was there really a Gerry Mander?

Gerrymandering is the process of manipulating election district boundaries to favor one political party over another, often leading to underrepresentation of the actual majority of constituents.

Gerrymandering is problematic for several reasons:

  • It undermines the principle of “one person, one vote.”
  • It contributes to “safe seats,” where voters end up deciding which party wins but not who their representative actually is…

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