2016 Year in Review

Author Profile Pages, Buddhism, Content News, Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, National Survey of State Laws, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, Slavery in America and the World, UNC Press, What's New
Shannon Sabo

What a tumultuous year 2016 turned out to be! Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States surprised the world; many entertainment icons passed away, including actor Gene Wilder, actress Florence Henderson, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, legendary musician and performer Prince, and psychic Miss Cleo, among many others. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia also died suddenly, leaving a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court that has yet to be filled…

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Step Back in Time with Us

Exploring HeinOnline, Legal Classics
Shannon Sabo

The Hein Company once brought a DeLorean to an AALL conference, as a metaphor demonstrating that HeinOnline makes it possible to go back in time by preserving pieces of legal history for our users and for future generations.

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By digitizing images of books, periodicals, statutory materials, and more, HeinOnline makes it possible to access material online exactly as it existed in its print format. Original fonts, charts, and notations are included for each title, and all documents are fully searchable. Having HeinOnline is like having an entire print library at your fingertips.

One publication type that has recently gone extinct is the printed encyclopedia. The Wall Street Journal recently published this article

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History of Remedies Sub-Section Added to Legal Classics

Enhancements, Legal Classics
Miranda Rosati

New Enhancement to HeinOnline’s Legal Classics Library

HeinOnline’s Legal Classics library is everyone’s favorite library for finding works from some of the greatest minds in history, including works from William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Federick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, and many more.

This month, we added a completely new sub-section to the Legal Classics library titled History of Remedies. This new sub-section features a never-before-published work by John R. Wilson titled Cases on Remedies.

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HeinOnline Enhancement: Cross Collection Searching of Books

Enhancements, Legal Classics
Miranda Rosati

We have integrated cross-library searching of books to the Legal Classics Library in HeinOnline. Now when searching for a title in Legal Classics, you will get results from History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III, Intellectual Property Law Collection, New York Legal Research Library, World Constitutions Illustrated, Scottish Legal History, Selden Society and/or World Trials, provided the results are relevant to your search terms.

The titles found within Legal Classics will be displayed in a light grey box in the search results. The titles found in other collections will be displayed in a dark grey box stating which collection the title is found in. Please note: you must be subscribed to the appropriate libraries to access content found in these search results…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Law and Lawyers; Or, Sketches and Illustrations of Legal History and Biography

Exploring HeinOnline, Legal Classics
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Coming Soon to HeinOnline’s Legal Classics Library!

This work attempts to trace the lives and fortunes of some eminent lawyers, in an effort to show the means by which they elevated themselves, and the struggles they underwent in achieving that elevation.

Every work within these volumes has been fully searched, as they were thought to contain information respecting the profession and those who have been prominent as leaders. It is the hope of the author, Archer Polson, that these volumes provide utility to readers. The examples provided within of men, who, by the mere force of their own talents and persevering energy, have conquered opposing circumstances, must provide encouragement to those whose position is unfavorable…

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HeinOnline's Tip of the Week: Search a Specific Volume of a Title in the Legal Classics or World Trials Libraries

Legal Classics, Searching, Tips and Tricks, World Trials
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In the Legal Classics and World Trials libraries, you may come across titles that have multiple volumes. Some sets are more extensive than others, but in any case, you may want to search only a volume or two rather than search across the entire set. Thus, this week’s tip is focused on how to search a specific volume of a specific title in the Legal Classics and World Trials libraries.

For our example, we want to find references to “conspiracy” in the 17 volume set of “American State Trials; a Collection of the Important and Interesting Criminal Trials Which Have Taken Place in the United States from the Beginning of Our Government to the Present Day” written by John D…

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New Search & Browse Capabilities in Legal Classics Collection

Enhancements, Legal Classics, Searching
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Looking for a “Classic” from tens or even hundreds of years ago that has to do with Transportation or Constitutional Law or another subject of interest? We’ve made it easier to find a Classics title, by providing the ability to browse by subject or search by subject in the Legal Classics collection. In building this capability, we identified over 70 subjects that classify the content of the titles. We then related every title to at least one subject and in many cases multiple depending upon the title’s content. The browsing and searching capabilities are further defined below.

Browse by Subject:

Select “By Subject” under the browse options found on the Resources tab to display the list of subjects…

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