NOW AVAILABLE: U.S. Congressional Serial Set!

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

YOU ASKED FOR IT. NOW IT’S HERE!

The much-anticipated release of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in HeinOnline (Phase I) is here! This database is included at no additional charge for HeinOnline Academic subscribers, Core+ subscribers, and subscribers of HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents.

The Serial Set is an enormous undertaking, which is why it’s being released in phases.

Included in Phase I:

  • Complete indexing of the more than 17,000 volumes of the Serial Set
  • Full 40-year (1978-2018) content archive in HeinOnline’s image-based PDF format
  • Complete coverage of the American State Papers
  • 86% of the Serial Set in HeinOnline or via HathiTrust Digital Library
  • 27% of the volumes in HeinOnline’s image-based PDF format

Moving forward…

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NAFTA: Reviewed, Revised, Renamed

Current Events, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Changes are on the rise for the nearly 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. These three countries met and negotiated a last-minute agreement, which revised and could ultimately replace, NAFTA. This new agreement would be called USMCA, standing for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Enrique Pena Nieto and are expected to sign the deal by the end of November, when it will then be passed to Congress to approve. Read below for a brief summary of USMCA negotiation terms.

New Negotiating Terms

Got Milk…

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Do Not Pass Go: Will Amazon’s Monopoly Be Subject to Regulations?

Current Events, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Today there are more than 100 million Amazon Prime members worldwide. This American electronic commerce and cloud computing company was started in 1994 by Jeff Bezos in Seattle, Washington. Although it began as an online bookstore, it now sells video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, jewelry, and more. Users can stream Oscar-winning movies and music, as well as listen to audio books. Amazon’s low prices and fast delivery are raising the bar for competitors and keeping customers happy. This past month, Amazon reached $1 trillion in value, falling second only to Apple. But, should the changing economy be subject to new rules? Lina Khan thinks so…

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Most-Cited U.S. Supreme Court Cases in HeinOnline: Part III

Exploring HeinOnline, ScholarCheck, U.S. Supreme Court
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Almost ten years ago, we blogged about how we applied scholarly indexing to the U.S. Supreme Court Library. Then, a few months later we announced that we added links for users to access the articles which cite cases in HeinOnline, otherwise known as Hein’s ScholarCheck. Check out this snippet of our old interface from 2008!

What’s new since our last two blog posts? We have drastically updated our interface, and not only can users access articles which cite a case, but they can also access cases which cite a case! Fast forward nearly ten years, and let’s now take a look at the top 50 most-cited U.S…

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EXCITING UPDATE: WORLD CONSTITUTIONS ILLUSTRATED INCLUDES NEW CUBA CONSTITUTION

What's New, World Constitutions Illustrated
Shannon Furtak

We’re pleased to share a brand-new and extremely important update to HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated database.

From the World Constitutions Illustrated Database Editor, Jefri J. Ruchti:

Documents added September 2018: 2
Number of countries supplemented: 1

Cuba

On July 22, the National Assembly of the People’s Power adopted a draft text for a new constitution for Cuba. We include the official Spanish edition of the text and our own corresponding translation.

The text now undergoes a period of public discussion and comment from August 13 to November 15…

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MyHein: A Power Researcher’s Best Friend

Enhancements, MyHein, What's New
Shannon Furtak

MyHein is HeinOnline’s personal research tool. It enables anyone with HeinOnline access to bookmark documents, save search queries, and set up electronic table of contents (eTOC) alerts. Set up a MyHein account from anywhere in HeinOnline by selecting the MyHein option from the menu on the top right side of the page.

To bookmark an item in HeinOnline, look for the bookmark icon. This icon is available in search results and from within individual documents. Bookmark multiple items by selecting them in the list of search results. Then, choose MyHein Bookmarks  from the drop-down menu located above the results set…

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: September 2018 Update

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

Back in May, we updated our users on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database dating back to February 2017. Since then, we’ve added even more content! Read below to find out what documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

May 2018 to Date Updates

Since the last content news update, we have updated 31 countries and added nearly 100 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

We will continue to post constitutional content news right here in the HeinOnline blog…

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NEW DATABASE: John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection

John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We are pleased to announce a brand new database: the John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection. This database is free for U.S. Academic Core and Government, Politics, and Law subscribers and includes more than 54,000 documents and nearly 700,000 pages! HeinOnline will continue to add any new documents released by National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Research this critical information in HeinOnline’s user-friendly platform!

About the John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 directed the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to create a collection consisting of all U.S…

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Out with the Old, in with the Bold

Enhancements, Searching, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We significantly enhanced HeinOnline’s interface a few years ago, and we continue to make improvements in order to provide our customers with a stellar research experience! We have recently changed our matching text to bold as a result of a suggestion from an employee here at the Hein Company. Read below to find out more about this enhancement, as well as a few helpful searching tips.

Bolder and Better

Let’s take a look at this new enhancement, which is easier on the eyes! Start by constructing a search in HeinOnline…

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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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