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
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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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Remembering a Well Known, Highly Quoted Legal Scholar: Ronald Dworkin (1931-2013)

Miscellaneous, News
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Ronald Dworkin was a distinguished legal scholar with a focus on american philosophy and constitutional law, who advocated for a moral interpretation of the law.  In an article he wrote for the University of Chicago Law Review in 1967 he stated:

Why do we call what “the law” says a matter of legal “obligation”? Is “obligation” here just a term of art, meaning only “what the law says”? Or does legal obligation have something to do with moral obligation? Can we say that we have, in principle at least, the same reasons for meeting our legal obligations that we have for meeting our moral obligations?
35 U. Chi…

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William S. Hein, Jr. to be Inducted into AALL Hall of Fame

AALL, Company Info, News, Press Release
Miranda Rosati

William S. Hein, Jr.

William S. Hein, Jr., our chairman of the board at the Hein Company is one of four individuals who will be inducted into the AALL Hall of Fame at the upcoming AALL annual meeting.

The AALL Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to recognize members whose contributions to the profession and service to the Association have been significant, substantial and long-standing. Members are selected for the Hall of Fame based on having been a member in good standing with AALL for twenty-five or more years, having provided distinguished service to the Association over a substantial portion of membership, and having made a significant contribution to the profession…

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Does Our Blog Look Different?

Miscellaneous, News
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You may have noticed if you’ve linked to our blog from your feed reader or an email that our blog looks different! We recently moved our blog from the Blogger platform to our own domain at https://home.heinonline.org/blog.   If you have bookmarks or saved URLs to our old domain, please update them accordingly.

We are excited about this change as the blog is now more in line with our new look that we have presented on our HeinOnline public home pages at https://home.heinonline.org.

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Happy Holidays from the Hein Company!

News
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From our  neck of the woods to yours, we hope you have a happy holiday season!

At this time of year, we take great pleasure in setting aside time to send a heartfelt message to our valued customers.

We are happy to have the opportunity to express to you our sincere gratitude for your support throughout the year. Recognizing our customers has always been an aim of the Hein Company and we pledge to continue our mission of delivering quality service at reasonable prices to you in 2011.

This year, in lieu of sending a holiday card and to help support the fight against cancer…

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New Library Coming Soon!

Exploring HeinOnline, News
Miranda Rosati

HeinOnline will soon release a new a-la-carte library with a focus on intellectual property law. This library will be developed based around HeinOnline’s new legal research platform bringing together legislative histories, books, links to online sources and links to law review articles all in one database. It will feature more than 250,000 pages of legal research material related to patents, trademark and copyrights which includes:

  • More than 150 books
  • More than 60 legislative histories including the Copyright Act of 1891
  • Manual of Patent Examining Procedure inception to date (all original editions and each revision)
  • CFR Title 37 (Patents…

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IN THE NEWS: President Obama Nominates Solicitor General Elena Kagan to U.S. Supreme Court

Current Events, News
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On Monday May 10, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Much has already been written in the media and on law blogs around the web, so we won’t go into the details that have already been publicized.  We do however provide links to some of these posts and articles if you would like to check them out.  These links are at the bottom of this post under Related Posts From Around the Web. For now though, we turn our attention to the law review articles within HeinOnline that were authored by Supreme Court Nominee, Elena Kagan.

As a scholar who focused on issues ranging from freedom of speech to government policy making…

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Coming soon to HeinOnline, World Constitutions Illustrated!

Content News, News, World Constitutions Illustrated
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COMING SOON!
World Constitutions Illustrated:
Contemporary & Historical Documents & Resources

HeinOnline is pleased to announce that next week we will be releasing our newest a-la-carte library, World Constitutions Illustrated. Focusing on the study of world constitutions both historic and current, individual governments, and the history of each nation, this library will allow legal scholars to research the constitutional and political development of the nations that make up our global community. With the launch of this new library, we are introducing a new legal research platform that brings together constitutional documents…

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HeinOnline or Google Scholar? Why You Should Start Your Research in HeinOnline First – Part II

Miscellaneous, News
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Shortly after releasing our blog post titled “HeinOnline or Google Scholar? Why You Should Start Your Research in HeinOnline First”, Google Scholar contacted us.  We want to take a moment to share with you some of the things that Google Scholar informed us of. 

First, without our knowledge or awareness, Google informed us that they created a whole new index just prior to launching the new Google Scholar search that includes legal opinions and journals.  Google indicated that they improved their indexing algorithms and subsequently rebuilt the index.  With this new index in place, Google Scholar now includes an additional 250,000 documents/sections/articles from HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library bringing the total number of documents indexed to 750,000.  We still note…

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