Tip of the Week: How to Log in to HeinOnline

Access, Tip of the Week
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Are you a student wondering if your library subscribes to HeinOnline? Or are you a librarian who needs to log in remotely. Maybe you’re a paralegal getting ready to kickstart your research. In today’s blog, we’re going to get back to the basics and cover all the different ways to access HeinOnline. Keep reading for more information on how to log in or watch this quick tutorial below.

Let’s Log In

From the HeinOnline website

To begin, from the HeinOnline website click the “Log In” button located in the upper right-hand corner…

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What’s New in HeinOnline: May 2021 Content Release

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

May is always a special month for us here at Hein—it marks the anniversary of HeinOnline! This year, our online research platform is turning 21.

We’re celebrating this year by celebrating you! While you check out what we’ve added in the past month, don’t miss your chance to win a $500 Visa® gift card. Keep reading to learn how to win!


Updated databases: 57

New titles: 1,344

New volumes: 1,944

New pages added last month: 681,693

Total pages in HeinOnline: 194,626,227

Highlights from the Past Month


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New Journals Added to HeinOnline: May 2021

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, Law Journal Library, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

With the May content release, we added 9 new journals, 7 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.

African Human Rights Yearbook (AHRY)


Published by PULP – Pretoria University Law Press

The three institutions making up the African regional human rights system, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child…

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Database Name Update! Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: History, Culture & Law

HeinOnline Updates, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, What's New
Tara Kibler

As of February 19, 2020, there are 574 federally recognized tribal nations in the United States in addition to hundreds of others that do not have federal recognition. In the rest of the Americas, there are hundreds (if not thousands) more.

The ancestors of these nations inhabited the land now known as the United States for thousands of years before European explorers arrived. When European colonization of the Americas began, these inhabitants were given one collective name—“Indians.” Later, when the United States of America was formed, “American Indian” became the legal term to refer to this group (and it remains the legal term today)…

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: May 2021 Update

Content News, HeinOnline Updates, What's New, World Constitutions Illustrated
Breanne Callahan

Back in January, we updated researchers on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database from October to December 2020. Read below to find out what new documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

Update from January 2021 to Date

Since our last content news update, we have updated 49 countries and added 211 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

We will continue to provide constitutional content news right here on the HeinOnline Blog. Be sure to subscribe to receive notifications when new posts are published…

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All Dogs Go to Heaven, but Not All Go Shopping at Target: Exploring Service Animals

Animal Law, Federal Register, Law Journal Library, Statutes at Large, U.S. Code
Stephanie Ruesch

Happiness is a warm puppy, according to Peanuts creator Charles Schultz. But for many people, dogs are more than a source of happiness, companionship, and love: they are vital lifelines to the outside world. Service animals, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, and seizure response dogs, are defined by Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but animals have performed these functions long before being codified in the Act. Since the formal introduction of guide dogs into American life in the 1930s, the public at large has become accustomed to seeing harnessed and vest-wearing dogs out in public spaces with their handlers, whether it be the traditional guide dog to “new” emotional support animals…

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President Biden Orders a Minimum Wage Increase

Current Events, Federal Register, Law Journal Library, Political Science, U.S. Presidential Library
Lauren Mattiuzzo

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on April 27, 2021, calling for the minimum wage to be set at $15 for hundreds of thousands of federal contract workers, including those with disabilities, by early 2022. This would increase their existing minimum wage of $10.95 by nearly 37%.

The order also establishes an inflation measure each year for an automatic adjustment based off the cost of living. It further eliminates the tipped minimum wage for federal contractors by 2024, a stipulation that will complete the previous Obama executive order, ensuring that tipped employees working on these contracts will earn the same minimum wage as other employees on federal contracts…

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We’re Turning 21 and Nothing Holds a Candle to this Birthday Giveaway!

Company Info, Current Events, HeinOnline Birthday
Lauren Mattiuzzo

This month, HeinOnline is turning 21! While William S. Hein & Co., Inc.’s roots date back more than 100 years, it’s hard to believe that we have been serving the library and academic community in an online setting for more than 2 decades. What better way to celebrate our birthday than to thank our loyal customers for their unwavering support and assistance in making HeinOnline the research powerhouse that is it today.

We’re excited to announce that we’re giving away a $500 VISA® gift card! Do you want to go on a shopping spree courtesy of HeinOnline? Watch the short video below to learn how you can enter to win…

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Tip of the Week: Getting Started in HeinOnline

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

Are you new to HeinOnline? Do you have questions about the basics of HeinOnline research? Follow this guide or watch the brief video below to get started with our research platform.

Logging In

From the HeinOnline website, click the “Log In” button located in the upper right-hand corner.

Depending on the access details that accompany your subscription, log in directly or through your institution’s proxy on the page that appears.

The HeinOnline Welcome Page

Now that you’re logged in…

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Tip of the Week: How to Locate a House or Senate Report in HeinOnline

Tip of the Week, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Federal Legislative History
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Committee reports are considered to be one of the most important documents of legislative history research. These reports are produced by the House and Senate committees that address legislative and other policy issues, investigations, and internal committee matters. Each report can be identified by standardized citation that includes the Congress, chamber (House or Senate), and report number. Watch the quick tutorial below or continue reading to learn how to easily retrieve a House or Senate report in HeinOnline.

Where to Find a Committee Report

HeinOnline contains two collections that include House and Senate Reports…

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