New Topic Taxonomy Brings “Categories” and “Subjects” into the HeinOnline Mix

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, New Features, Searching
Tara Kibler

If you’ve spent a fair amount of time in the Law Journal Library, you may be familiar with HeinOnline’s Topics.

Using a combination of human curation along with natural language processing and machine learning, we’ve extracted narrow research concepts from each article in the Law Journal Library database. This has provided a robust foundation of more than 1,500 distinct multidisciplinary concepts which we’ve used to categorize each and every Law Journal Library document.

We call these concepts “Topics.” Every document in the Law Journal Library is assigned at least one of these Topics, and these concepts have been made available for users when browsing and searching…

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Deck the Courts with Boughs of Establishment Clause Litigation

Exploring HeinOnline, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law Journal Library, Religion & the Law, U.S. Supreme Court
Stephanie Ruesch

Last month, on Thanksgiving Day, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that New York State could not place attendance limits on places of worship in areas of the state that had been designated as coronavirus hot spots. The rules drafted by Governor Andrew Cuomo had stated that areas of the state designated as orange zones could have no more than 25 people attend each service; in areas designated as a red zone, that cap was at 10 people. Citing interference with the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty, the current ruling by the Court reversed its position from earlier this year, when it upheld similar attendance limits enacted in California and Nevada…

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Tip of the Week: How to Use ScholarCheck

Author Profile Pages, ScholarCheck, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

When browsing through scholarly journals and secondary sources in HeinOnline, it’s imperative to know how authoritative a source is for your research. ScholarCheck analyzes citation data to provide the most-cited journals, articles, and authors and aides researchers in quickly locating related material. Watch the brief video below to get an overview of HeinOnline’s ScholarCheck, or read below for more information.

What Is ScholarCheck?

ScholarCheck is one of HeinOnline’s most powerful research tools. It is a series of tools and features that:

  • Analyzes the most-cited journals…

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Tips from the Experts for Using the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Exploring HeinOnline, IFLP
IFLP Editorial Team

The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP), the world’s only multilingual legal journal index, can help you assist patrons who seek credible foreign-language secondary law sources, from attorneys with transnational practices to students or faculty members researching comparative law topics. Established as a print resource by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) in 1960, IFLP has since migrated to HeinOnline’s electronic research platform, making it even easier to use.


How to Use the Index


In the IFLP…

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Breaking Down This Year’s Substantial Addition of Legislative Histories

Exploring HeinOnline, HeinOnline Updates, U.S. Federal Legislative History, What's New
Tara Kibler

Alongside the rest of our daily, weekly, and monthly content additions this year, we continued to expand the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library with additional statute coverage.

In total, 91 legislative histories were added to the database over the past 12 months, spanning more than 230,000 pages and covering a range of topics, from energy research and development to the president’s national emergency powers to music copyright in the streaming era.

About the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

The U.S. Federal Legislative History Library contains thousands of titles from a number of sources, including the Government Printing Office, Arnold and Porter…

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The Elephant in the Room: Animal Welfare in the United States

Animal Law, Law Journal Library, Session Laws, Statutes at Large, The Environment, U.S. Congressional Documents
Tara Kibler

In 1948, the United Nations declared that freedom, justice, and peace rely on a respect for human rights. A few decades later, a global campaign surfaced, advocating that this respect be extended to other animals, as well. This fight for animal rights stems from the idea that, as sentient beings, animals are entitled to the consideration and protection that has been afforded to humans, particularly the right to avoid suffering.

Advocates for animal rights consider anything less than this basic protection to be speciesism, a prejudice as irrational as that of racism or sexism. Critics, however, argue that humans are fundamentally different from nonhuman animals—only humans have developed moral systems, possess self-awareness and purpose…

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New Citation Format: Australian Guide to Legal Citations (AGLC)!

Citations, Customer Suggestion, HeinOnline Updates, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Here at HeinOnline, there is nothing we love more than customer feedback. When Neerav Srivastava of Monash University suggested we add the Australian Guide to Legal Citations (AGLC) to HeinOnline, we knew that with our holdings of more than 90 Australian journals, this would greatly benefit our customers. After researching and implementing how to format these citations, we’re happy to announce this new citation format is now available in our Law Journal Library!

How to Locate the Australian Guide to Legal Citations

Let’s begin by constructing a search in the Law Journal Library

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Tip of the Week: Navigating within Titles, Volumes, Sections, and Pages

Exploring HeinOnline, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

Here’s a scenario we’re all familiar with. You walk into your local library, quietly wave hello to your friendly neighborhood librarian, and head right to a particular shelf stocked with titles relevant to your needs. The titles on the shelf are all related to a specific discipline, publication type, or use, and when those titles are published as multi-part works or in a serial format, they’re broken out into individual volumes. Crack open one of those volumes to flip through to a particular section of the work—perhaps the title page, the appendix, or the index—or to dive right in to the main content.

HeinOnline’s image-based PDF titles are organized within a similar structure…

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What’s New in HeinOnline: November Content Release

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

In this season of giving thanks, we at HeinOnline are finding we have so much to be thankful for—an engaged research community, continued great feedback, and of course, the ability to bring new and exciting content to our users each month, even during a pandemic. So much content, in fact, that the Law Journal Library was even able to reach another milestone of 2,900 journals this month!

Take a look and see what’s now available with our November content release—who knows, you might find yourself a little thankful, too.


Updated databases: 65

New titles: 1,021

New volumes: 1,950

New pages added last month: 738,989

Total pages in HeinOnline: 190,292,370

Highlights from the Past Month


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New Journals Added to HeinOnline This Month!

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

With the November content release, we added nine new journals, all of which are active serials. In addition, the incorporation of these publications brings HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library to a whopping 2,900 journals! 

Let’s dive into these new titles and see what type of content they cover.



Published by University of Targu Jiu

Annals of the Constantin Brancusi University of Targu Jiu, Letters and Social Sciences Series includes articles from the historical, social, and philosophical perspectives with the objectives of encouraging research in education and expanding the horizon of knowledge in the field of letters and social sciences…

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