12 Female Firsts from American History for Women’s History Month

American History, Women and the Law, Women's Studies
Tara Kibler

Women’s History Month has been observed since the 1980s as a way to highlight the contributions of women to society over the years. Let’s do just that with HeinOnline’s Women and the Law database by taking a look at some of the most notable “female firsts” in U.S. history.


HeinOnline is pleased to offer Women and the Law (Peggy), a database that brings together thousands of books, biographies, and periodicals that allow users to research the progression of women’s rights over the past 200 years. Discover primary legal and political sources as well as secondary scholarly analysis of issues such as abortion…

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Exploring Canadian Content in HeinOnline

Acts of the Parliament of Canada, Canada Supreme Court Reports, Exploring HeinOnline, Provincial Statutes of Canada, Revised Statutes of Canada, Training
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Are you interested in Canada’s universal health care system? Maybe you want to research the Keystone XL Pipeline. Or perhaps you want to learn about legalization of marijuana across Canada. HeinOnline’s diverse databases provide users with a base of content to meet their research needs with content from world treaties to constitutions, scholarly articles to statutes! In today’s blog, we’ll explore where users can locate important Canadian content.

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Featuring: Canadian Content in HeinOnline


Canadian Databases


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HeinOnline’s State Constitutions Illustrated: March 2021 Update

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, State Constitutions Illustrated, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in August, we updated researchers on new material that was added to our new database, State Constitutions Illustrated. In the last seven months, we’ve added more material! Read below for an update to see what’s new in this database.

Updates from August to Date

Since August, additional current documents have been added to 23 states, and nearly 600 prestatehood documents have been added to several other states. All states are up to date as of the elections of November 3, 2020…

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Beatings, Battles, and Brawls: Congressional Violence in the Antebellum Era

American History, Political Science, Slavery in America and the World, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

When any slightly incendiary word is uttered in Congress, the media is quick to report it. Today, live coverage of congressional proceedings and social media-driven insta-news has made us all well aware of any tiffs, squabbles, or fallings-out in Washington. As a result, we’re also well aware that strong disagreement in the Capitol is, as to be expected, very common.

There was a time in American history, though, when disagreements became so heated that they turned physical, ranging from a singular blow to a vicious beating, and even to murder. In the pre-Civil War era, Congress saw at least 70 violent incidents between its members. Let’s just say that if C-SPAN had existed in the early 1800s…

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Now Available: Welsh Legal History Society Publications

Content News, Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We are happy to announce that we have added new content to the Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law database, at no additional cost for subscribers! Users can now explore Welsh Legal History Society publications, including essays and monographs covering a variety of periods and subjects. Explore the rich history of law in Wales with this new subcollection!

About the Welsh Legal History Society

The Welsh Legal History Society was founded in 1999…

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What’s New in HeinOnline: February 2021 Content Release

Content News, Content Release, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Why, hello there, March! St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and lucky for you, we just added some great new content to HeinOnline. Grab your bowl of Lucky Charms (or a pint of Guinness) and join us as we take a look what has been added this past month.


Updated databases: 57

New titles: 1,616

New volumes: 2,525

New pages added last month: 692,593

Total pages in HeinOnline: 192,590,229

Highlights from the Past Month


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New Journals Added to HeinOnline: February 2021

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, Law Journal Library, Tips and Tricks, What's New
Tara Kibler

With the February content release, we added nine new journals. Let’s dive into our new Law Journal Library titles this month and see the type of content they cover.



Published by the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)

The Athens Journal of Law (AJL) is a quarterly, double-blind peer-reviewed journal from Athens Institute for Education and Research, considering papers from all areas of law. Many of the articles are selected from the papers presented at various annual international academic conferences sponsored by the Business, Economics and Law Division of the Institute…

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Session Laws Indexing Project: February 2021 Update

Enhancements, HeinOnline Updates, Session Laws, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in March 2019, we blogged about the status of the Session Laws indexing project. All 50 states in the Session Law Library are indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. We are currently expanding this indexing for all states back to inception. Since our last update, we have been diligently working and have indexed 11 more states back to inception. Let’s take a look at where this project currently stands.

Status of the Project

The following states have been indexed back to inception thus far:

  1. Arkansas (1818-2019)
  2. California (1849-2020)
  3. Connecticut (1672-2018)
  4. Delaware (1700-2017)
  5. Florida (1822-2019)
  6. Georgia (1735-2019)
  7. Illinois (1809-2019)
  8. Indiana (1801-2020)
  9. Louisiana (1804-2018)
  10. Maryland (1692-2020)
  11. Massachusetts (1661-2019)
  12. Michigan (1806-2019)
  13. Minnesota (1850-2019)
  14. Mississippi (1799-2019)


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The 15 Most Inspiring Presidential Speeches in American History

American History, Political Science, U.S. Presidential Library
Tara Kibler

Over the centuries, millions upon millions of words have been used by U.S. presidents to motivate, caution, reassure, and guide the American people. Whether written in the news, spoken at a podium, or shared on Twitter, all of these words have carried weight, each with the potential to impact the trajectory of our nation. Only a handful of times, however, has the particular arrangement and context of these words been considered truly inspiring.

This Presidents’ Day, join HeinOnline in rediscovering some of the greatest presidential speeches in American history using our U.S. Presidential Library and other sources.

1. Washington’s Farewell Address

Date: September 17th…

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Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears ‘The Crown’

Exploring HeinOnline, Highlights in History, Law Journal Library, World Constitutions Illustrated
Stephanie Ruesch

Last week, the nominees for the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were announced, with Season 4 of the Netflix drama The Crown reigning as the Globes’ most-nominated TV series of 2021 and tying at the SAGs for the most nominations for a TV show. Along with these accolades, this season of The Crown has also brought its fair share of controversy, primarily urging from the United Kingdom’s culture secretary that Netflix add a disclaimer warning viewers that the show is fictionalized, a call that stems primarily from Season 4’s portrayal of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s tumultuous marriage; Netflix ultimately refused to add such a disclaimer…

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