What’s New in HeinOnline: June 2021 Content Release

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

Summer has officially waded in and we’re pretty shore you’re going to love the latest content flowing into HeinOnline, filled with new journals, government documents, and international legal materials. What’s more, we have some exciting company news to share.

We are thrilled to announce that three William S. Hein & Co., Inc. publications were recipients of the 2021 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Our CEO Kevin Marmion will be inducted into the American Association of Law Libraries Hall of Fame later this month. In addition, Executive Vice President Shannon Hein was recently awarded the Australian Law Librarians’ Association GEM of the Year Award

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline: June 2021

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

With the June content release, we added 10 new journals, nine of which are active serials. Let’s dive into our new Law Journal Library titles this month and see the type of content they cover.



Published by PULP – Pretoria University Law Press

The African Human Rights Law Reports contains legal decisions of relevance to human rights law in Africa. The Reports are indispensable for anyone dealing with African human rights issues—legal practitioners, judges, international and domestic civil servants, members of civil society, and academics—and captures the evolving human rights jurisprudence of the African continent…

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Kevin Marmion to Be Inducted into AALL Hall of Fame

AALL, Company Info, Current Events
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Just last year I had the privilege of highlighting my father’s career for his 50th anniversary with William S. Hein & Co. This year, I am honored to announce that my father, and Hein’s CEO, Kevin Marmion, will be inducted into the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Hall of Fame during the 2021 virtual conference. Kevin is known for his hard work and dedication, as he quite literally worked his way from the bottom of the organization to the top. Let’s take a closer look at his accomplishments and service to AALL and the library community.

About the AALL Hall of Fame Award

The Hall of Fame Award was established in 2009 to recognize AALL members who have made significant…

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Same DNA but Born this Way: A Look Back at Transgender History

Fastcase, Law Journal Library, LGBTQ, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents, United Nations
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Although to many the term transgender seems relatively new, its roots can be traced back to ancient civilizations. Verbiage and categorizations have changed over time and vary in different cultures. This Pride month, we’ll take a look at the history of transgender people and how they are impacted by law today.

What Is Transgender?

Transgender is a term for people who have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the sex that they were assigned to at birth. Even though some people identify as the sex opposite the one they were born with…

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Tip of the Week: Using Citations in HeinOnline

Citations, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

The HeinOnline interface provides several tools related to citations. With them, locate documents and cases with just a citation, find referenced material within a document, cite a specific document in multiple formats, and export those citations to various platforms. Keep reading or watch the brief video below to learn how!

Locating Documents and Cases


If you’re looking for a specific document or case and only have its citation to work with, you can easily retrieve the material by performing a citation search. Enter the citation into the main search bar that appears at the top of the page anywhere in HeinOnline…

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Researching Critical Race Theory in HeinOnline

Civil Rights and Social Justice, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Immigration, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, Slavery in America and the World
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Critical race theory is a concept that has been around for decades but became a hot topic of discussion in 2020 after the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans by police officers. During this time, former President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning federal contractors from conducting racial sensitivity training, reversed earlier this year by President Joe Biden. Trump also claimed during  the White House Conference on America History that the The 1619 Project distorts and rewrites American history, which has since sparked the fight over critical race theory being taught in public schools.

What is Critical Race Theory…

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100 Years after the Tulsa Race Massacre

American History, Bar Journals Library, Civil Rights and Social Justice, Law Journal Library, Session Laws
Stephanie Ruesch

On May 19, 2021, three survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee, recounting for the congressional record their memories of May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a white mob descended on the predominately Black neighborhood of Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa, OK, killing hundreds of Black people and leveling homes and businesses. The three survivors were all young children when the massacre occurred and are now all over one hundred years old. Through their testimony they urged Congress to act and give them and other survivors justice while they were still alive. Watch their testimony here.

The Tulsa Race Massacre…

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The Complicated History of Eugenics in the United States

American History, Human Rights, Immigration, Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Session Laws
Tara Kibler

Most would agree that the future of the human race depends on the capability of its offspring. At the turn of the 20th century, with the rise of the eugenics movement, this premise was taken to a logical yet dismal conclusion: the human race could be improved if only the genetically superior were allowed to reproduce.

Though such talk may be repulsive to many in the modern era, it was surprisingly commonplace just a few generations ago. Even more shocking, you’ll find notable, well-respected names on the list of advocates for the practice. It was only when eugenics was taken to its extreme under Nazi Germany that the movement began to fall out of favor…

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Featured Database of the Month: National Survey of State Laws

Exploring HeinOnline, National Survey of State Laws
Lauren Mattiuzzo

National Survey of State Laws (NSSL) is a print and online resource that provides an overall view of some of the most-asked-about and controversial legal topics in the United States. The database is derived from Richard Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws print editions. Presented in an interactive chart format, NSSL allows users to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The database is updated regularly as new laws are passed or updated.

The current 8th edition, along with the 7th, 6th, and 5th editions are available in HeinOnline. Users can use the database to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005…

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8 Forgotten Stories from American History

American History, State Constitutions Illustrated, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Tara Kibler

It’s easy to recall some of U.S. history’s most notable events, such as World War I, the fight for civil rights, or the moon landing. If you’re a history buff, you probably are well aware of moments like the Chernobyl disaster, FDR’s New Deal, or the Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolution.

American history is brimming with lesser-known—but still fascinating—phenomena that even the most diligent historian may have forgotten. Keep reading to explore a few of these stories with HeinOnline.

1. Franklin: The Almost 14th State

At the close of the American Revolution…

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