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

Law Journal Library, What's New
Shannon Sabo

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 Sabo

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 Sabo

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 Sabo

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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Researching the Watergate Scandal: Part One

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Presidential Library
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline’s journal and government document coverage dates back to inception, enabling researchers to learn about key historical events from multiple perspectives. Read articles written about events as they occurred, and view exact replicas of original historical print publications; also, find current material discussing these same events with information gained through hindsight.

Research Example: The Watergate Scandal

Although the Watergate scandal happened in the early 1970s, it’s been in the news recently. Most people associate Watergate with President Richard M. Nixon’s eventual resignation, but what happened leading up to that? Here’s a brief synopsis of major events:

  • On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested after breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee…

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NEW Sports Law Titles in HeinOnline

Law Journal Library, What's New
Shannon Sabo

The field of sports law is composed of legal issues surrounding both amateur and professional sports in the United States. While some aspects of this legal field overlap with labor law, contract law, and others, many law schools offer specific programs dedicated to sports law.

Unsurprisingly, HeinOnline contains tons of information on this topic. A quick search for “sports law” across all content produces thousands of results, with more than 6,500 results in the Law Journal Library, nearly 2,500 results in Bar Journals, and nearly 2,000 results in the Intellectual Property Law Collection. Browse the Law Journal Library content by subject to locate 34 journals on this topic:

Use the subject-specific search box located above the list of titles to search only within sports law journals:

To find articles related to your topic without limiting the query to subject-specific titles…

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Celebrating Presidents' Day with Abraham Lincoln and George Washington

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Searching, Slavery in America and the World, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Presidential Library
Bonnie Hein

presidentsday

Washington's Birthday or Presidents' Day?

The American holiday of Presidents' Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of the first President of the United States, George Washington. It was officially called Washington's Birthday and observed as a federal holiday on February 22nd, Washington's actual day of birth. Washington's Birthday was the first federal holiday celebrating the life of an individual American, joining only four national bank holidays – Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving.

It became popularly known as Presidents' Day after it was moved by the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act (82 Stat. 250) in order to create more three day weekends for American workers and increase retail and tourism revenue

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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Author Profile Pages, Case Law, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, Hein Blog, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Bonnie Hein

neilgorsuchsupremecourtnominee

On January 31, 2017 Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit was officially nominated by President Donald J. Trump to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy.  The vacancy was created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia last year on February 13, 2016.

Born in Denver, Colorado, he moved to Washington, D.C. when his mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford, was appointed as the first female head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He went on to graduate from Columbia University with honors and earn his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, where he received a Truman Scholarship. As a Marshall Scholar…

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