National Survey of State Laws Has Been Updated!

National Survey of State Laws, What's New
Shannon Furtak

About This Title

The database version of Rich Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Users are able to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The most recent 7th edition, along with the 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which also allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008 and today. All print editions are included in HeinOnline’s image-based, fully searchable, user-friendly platform. The database comes with a copy of the current print edition…

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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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COMING SOON: U.S. Congressional Serial Set!

U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We are excited to announce that the U.S. Congressional Serial Set is coming soon to HeinOnline! This will be included at no additional charge for U.S. Academic and Core Plus subscribers, Government, Politics & Law subscribers, and subscribers of HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents database. The Serial Set is an ongoing project in HeinOnline with the goal to add more than four million pages each year until completion.

It’s important to note that HeinOnline has always contained substantial portions of the Serial Set, including the American State Papers, comprehensive coverage of Foreign Relations of the United States,…

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Introducing our New Icons in HeinOnline

Enhancements, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

We are excited to announce our new informational icons in HeinOnline! We consistently strive to make your HeinOnline user experience easier and better. These icons will help to keep you updated on the latest enhancements, newest titles, more information, MARC records, and more! To locate these icons in HeinOnline, look to the left of a title listing.

Meet the New Icons


Question Mark Icon

This icon is our more information link. It provides  coverage information, the publisher information, ISSN, Frequency, Embargo, Publication Type, Edit Type, along with a description of the title and availability of hard copy or microform of back issues or volumes…

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Session Laws Indexing Project Update June 2018

Enhancements, Session Laws, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

Back in April 2017 we blogged about the Session Laws indexing project and announced that all 50 states were indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. In January 2018, we released an update to the project, reporting that two states were indexed back to inception. We have been diligently indexing our way through the states and we have some news to share!

Overview of the Project

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

  1. California (1849-2017)
  2. Massachusetts (1661-2015)
  3. New York (1691-2017)
  4. Maryland (1692-2018)
  5. Florida (1822-2017)
  6. Illinois (1809-2016)
  7. Ohio (1788-2016)
  8. Georgia (1735-2017)
  9. Texas (1836-2017)
  10. Indiana (1801-2017)

Minnesota will be the next state indexed back to inception…

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You Can Bet On It: The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act

Current Events, Navigating
Kaylyn Zurawski

Game Over

Recently, in a 6-to-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which was consolidated with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horse Men’s Association v. NCAA, to allow each of the 50 states to decide whether to permit sports betting. For the past 25 years, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA) had limited legal sports betting to one state (plus 4 more that had been grandfathered in). Check out Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases’ write-up on New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association v. NCAA.

In the conclusion of the decision…

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Subject Compilations of State Laws: New Volume and Online Update Available

Subject Compilations of State Laws, What's New
Kaylyn Zurawski

New 2016-2017 Volume!

The new 2016-2017 volume is now available in print and in the Subject Compilations of State Laws database! This volume contains 600 entries under 225 main subject headings. New topics in this volume include robots and transportation companies like Uber and Lyft. The annotated material includes law review and other periodical articles, appellate court opinions, books, briefs from cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state courts, commercial database contents, federal and state government publications, looseleaf services, and websites. Database users also enjoy access to the current and all prior volumes in this series…

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The Supreme Court and Workers’ Rights

Current Events, Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Three cases were brought before the Supreme Court on May 21st, involving tens of thousands of nonunion employees. The cases were brought against Ernst & Young, LLP; Epic Systems Corporation; and Murphy Oil USA, Inc. to rule whether or not class action waivers were a violation of the National Labor Relations Act. The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that employers can use contracts with workers to ban them from joining class-action lawsuits, as well as mandating individual arbitration in the event of a dispute.

About the Cases

The three companies involved in the Supreme Court case required their employees to waive their rights to join a class-action suit…

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The George Wythe Collection is Now Available in Legal Classics!

Legal Classics, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

In February, we announced that the Legal Classics database had reached more than 11,000 titles. We are now excited to announce a new addition to this database! The George Wythe Collection, composed of 160 titles, is now available in Legal Classics. Although the George Wythe Collection is much larger than 160 titles, the HeinOnline collection contains mainly law-related content. This collection has been added at no additional cost to subscribers.

Who Was George Wythe?

George Wythe was the first American law professor…

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HeinOnline Is Legal!

Company Info, Exploring HeinOnline
Shannon Furtak

This month, HeinOnline celebrates its 18th birthday. Since May of 2000, HeinOnline has provided legal and academic information to the library community and beyond in an image-based, user-friendly, and fully searchable format!

Where It All Began

HeinOnline’s history is extensively traced in The Invention of HeinOnline: The Story of Hein’s Dramatic Transformation in Response to the Coming of the Electronic Age by Joe Gerken. In 1995, before ‘internet’ was a household word, a memo was drafted by Kevin Marmion, then vice president of William S…

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