5 Easy Ways to Research Black History in HeinOnline This Month

Law Journal Library, Slavery in America and the World, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Tara Kibler

Since the 1970s, the United States has dedicated the month of February to the observance of African American history. Chosen to commemorate the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, February serves as an annual opportunity to recognize the struggles and achievements of black Americans.

HeinOnline hopes its readers reflect on the contributions of African Americans all year; however, we particularly encourage users to spend this month immersing themselves in black history and the history of our nation—two areas of study forever intertwined.

Keep reading to discover five easy ways to jump into these vast topics in HeinOnline.

1. Use HeinOnline’s Slavery in America and the World to research the topic of slavery…

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What’s New in HeinOnline: January Content Release

Content News, Content Release, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Tara Kibler

January can sometimes feel long and dark, but don’t worry—brighter days are ahead! Each new day brings more daylight hours and more to find in HeinOnline. Sit back and relax while we shed some light on our newest content from the past month.


Updated databases: 56

New titles: 1,203

New volumes: 1,973

New pages added last month: 728,446

Total pages in HeinOnline: 181,030,002

Highlights of the Past Month

  • Connector…

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New Journals Added to HeinOnline This Month!

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

With the January content release, we added 10 new journals, nine of which are active serials. Join us as we take a closer look at each of the new titles and what type of content they cover.



Published by Hamangiu Publishing House

The Cluj Tax Forum Journal seeks to be the natural continuation of the Cluj Tax Forum project. This peer-edited journal was born out of a desire to provide a proper framework for real, substantial debate on current issues in the fiscal field.


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HeinOnline Has Integrated with ORCID!

Author Profile Pages, Enhancements, Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Tara Kibler

Do you ever feel as though you aren’t receiving the credit and recognition you deserve for your scholarly work? Are you eager to collaborate across subjects and international borders, but aren’t sure how to contact peers in your field? Is entering your personal research data across multiple information systems getting old? If only there were a way to identify yourself as a researcher without the potential for misattributions, misspellings, and other errors …

Look no further! To make your author experience easier, HeinOnline has integrated with ORCID, a registry of unique identifiers (called ORCID iDs) for researchers and scholars. Registering for an ORCID iD is free…

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All That Glitters Might Be Gold: Establishing the State of California

American History, State Constitutions Illustrated, Treaties and Agreements Library, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

More than 170 years ago, the course of American history was forever changed when millwright James W. Marshall discovered gold in the new U.S. territory of California. The discovery sparked an influx of travelers to the territory, rapidly increasing the area’s population and directly contributing to California’s eventual statehood. Keep reading to learn more about the gold rush and its role in the formation of “the Golden State.”

Users can find all documents relating to the formation of California in HeinOnline’s newest database, State Constitutions Illustrated. The most comprehensive state constitution research platform available, the database holds nearly 10,000 current and historical constitutions for all fifty states, extensive pre-statehood primary material…

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Secrets of the Serial Set: The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

American History, Exploring HeinOnline, Secrets of the Serial Set, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by investigating the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Secrets of the Serial Set is an exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history found in the United States Congressional Serial Set. Join us each month to explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves. Grab a seat and prepare to be blown away by what the Serial Set has to offer.


The United States Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history…

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: January 2020 Update

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

Back in October, we updated researchers on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database from July to October 2019. Read below to find out what new documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

Updates from November to Date

Since our last content news update, we have updated 16 countries and added 110 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

We will continue to post constitutional content news right here in the HeinOnline blog. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive notifications when new posts are published…

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2019 Year in Review

What's New, Year in Review
Lauren Mattiuzzo

2019 turned out to be quite an eventful year around the globe. Let’s take a look at some of the major events that happened this past year:

  • California Representative Nancy Pelosi was elected the new House speaker in a majority vote by the House of Representatives.
  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May‘s Brexit deal was defeated for the third time, leading to her resignation.
  • President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. leader to set foot in North Korea.
  • Boris Johnson was elected as the leader of Britain’s Conservative Party. The conservative party later won in a landslide election

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Alexa: Research Artificial Intelligence in HeinOnline for Me

Exploring HeinOnline, Hot Topic News, Law Journal Library, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

It should come as no shock that a recent report released from LinkedIn showed the fastest-growing U.S. job in terms of number of hires is an Artificial Intelligence Specialist. This rising demand for machine intelligence is breaking through into all different aspects of life, including medicine, surveillance, social networks, and much more. We’ll take a look at how AI is taking over in 2020 and what resources on this hot news topic can be found in HeinOnline.

Here, There, and Everywhere

The field of artificial intelligence research began in a workshop at Dartmouth College in 1956…

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New Year, New You: Get Organized in 2020 with HeinOnline!

Author Profile Pages, Branding, Exploring HeinOnline, MyHein, Searching, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The new year is the perfect time to reflect on your goals in life and work towards them. It’s that time of the year which reminds us all that even though we may not have accomplished everything we wanted in 2019, there are 365 days to do something different and better in 2020. Be it switching to a healthier lifestyle, eliminating vices, or becoming more organized—the new year is full of opportunities. HeinOnline is here to help better the new you! We’re going to highlight all the ways to stay organized with your research in the new year. So break out that brand-new, crisp notebook and jot down some of these tips…

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