Watergate Scandal Part II: Pentagon Papers

Exploring HeinOnline, Pentagon Papers, Searching, U.S. Presidential Library
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Earlier this summer we blogged about HeinOnline’s journal and government document coverage, and how it relates to researching historical events. The blog provided a brief synopsis of the Watergate Scandal and how to research this topic in multiple HeinOnline databases. Let’s now look at the link between the Watergate scandal and the Pentagon Papers, which are available in HeinOnline.

History of the Pentagon Papers

The Pentagon Papers, officially titled United States-Vietnam Relations…

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NEW! Title Alerts Now Available

MyHein, Searching, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Can’t keep up with all the titles we are adding each month? Want to be alerted when titles with certain terms or keywords are added to HeinOnline? Well now you can thanks to a customer suggestion! Users now have the ability to save catalog search queries to their MyHein account. Utilize this personal research tool to save search queries and maximize your research time. To learn more about MyHein, view the user’s guide and create your account today!

How to Set Up Alerts

When searching in HeinOnline

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Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning Tools in HeinOnline: Part 2

Law Journal Library, Searching, What's New
Shannon Sabo

Last month, new natural language processing and machine learning tools were released in beta format in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library. This blog post described the new More Like This tool, as well as new topic and entity application, in detail. This month, additional features using these concepts are now available.

What’s New?

Topics and entities are now available within document metadata fields and search facets. Entities include location, person, and organization. For instance, search for “Supreme Court” AND gerrymander* and sort results by number of times cited by articles…

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NOW AVAILABLE: Trial Manual 6 for the Defense of Criminal Cases

ALI, What's New
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline’s American Law Institute Library continues to grow with the addition of Trial Manual 6 for the Defense of Criminal Cases. This widely-used how-to guide for handling criminal court cases was initially published in 1967, and, prior to this recent edition, was last updated in 1988.

Developed because of an urgent need for criminal defense lawyers, the original project was funded by the National Defender Project of the Legal Aid and Defender Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Legal Education (ALI-ABA),…

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New Catalog Feature in HeinOnline!

Cataloguing, Enhancements, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Thousands of catalog subjects are now browsable in HeinOnline. The Subjects tool can be found under the Catalog tab within any database. This subject coding is at the title level and can be used to browse subjects and look for documents on a specific subject.

User’s Guide

From the HeinOnline homepage, locate the Catalog tab and find the Subjects tool. Browse the A-Z index listing by either Count or Name. The count represents the number of titles in HeinOnline pertaining to a subject…

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New in HeinOnline: The Canadian Bar Review

Bar Journals Library, Law Journal Library, Searching, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The Canadian Bar Review has been added to HeinOnline with the August content release. This peer-reviewed legal journal founded in 1923 is the successor to Canadian Law Times and Canada Law Journal, which date back to 1855 and provide important insight into Canadian legal history. These two journals ceased publishing to form the Canadian Bar Review. For the first time ever, all three publications are available on one platform.

About the Canadian Bar Review

The Canadian Bar Review is compiled by the Canadian Bar Association

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Organize Your Research With HeinOnline and PowerNotes

PowerNotes, Tips and Tricks, What's New
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline is a powerful research database with an incredible variety of content and depth of coverage. PowerNotes is a helpful Chrome extension that not only saves what’s important, but also helps users focus their research and organize information. Using these two resources together is an excellent way to maximize research time and develop a well-planned outline for papers, blog posts, and even shopping excursions.

Here are the steps to get started:

Step 1: Add the PowerNotes Chrome extension

Download the PowerNotes extension here and sign up. Everyone gets one project free and many students have access to PowerNotes via university-wide subscriptions…

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Where to Find Restatements in HeinOnline

ALI, Exploring HeinOnline, Linking
Kaylyn Zurawski

 

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States which produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute consists of lawyers, judges, and law professors; it drafts, discusses, and publishes Restatements & Principles of the Lawmodel statutes, and more. These publications are enormously influential in courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

HeinOnline’s American Law Institute Library contains full runs of the Institute’s Annual Reports, Proceedings, Annual Meeting Speeches, and the Institute’s newsletter…

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North Korea and the Nuclear Crisis

Current Events, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

North Korea recently made threats about a possible nuclear war, claiming that they have successfully built an intercontinental ballistic missile. In response to this announcement, Donald Trump has warned Kim Jong Un that the United States military is ready to retaliate if needed. Although media statements from North Korea revealed Kim Jong Un’s plan to fire missiles 25 miles off of Guam—a harbor to two U.S. military bases—he soon retracted his statement. While this is considered current news, history proves this conflict is nothing new.

History of North Korea and Nuclear Weapons

  • In 1985…

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Serial Killers, Book Deals, and Legal Research

Current Events, Searching
Shannon Sabo

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the arrest of serial killer David Berkowitz, more famously known as “Son of Sam” or the “.44 caliber killer.” In addition to wreaking havoc in New York City by killing six people and wounding seven others, Berkowitz’s notoriety led to the creation of and subsequent controversy surrounding “Son of Sam laws.” Research these laws, related constitutional issues, and Supreme Court cases on this killer topic in HeinOnline.

Berkowitz’s Crimes and Capture

  • On July 29, 1976 Berkowitz shot two teenage women: Donna Lauria and Jody Valenti…

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