Secrets of the Serial Set: The Iran-Contra Affair

American History, Exploring HeinOnline, Foreign Affairs, 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 oft-overlooked Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal involving the Reagan Administration, Nicaraguan civil war, and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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. Documents from additional HeinOnline databases have been incorporated to supplement research materials for non-U.S. related events discussed.

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is considered an essential publication for studying American history…

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Major Database Enhancement! COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present

COVID-19, Exploring HeinOnline, HeinOnline Updates, Medicine, What's New
Tara Kibler

In August, HeinOnline released COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law free to all Core subscription packages, empowering users with factual information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its global effects.

This database compiled hundreds of publications from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO), analyzing the various ways COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of life, from testing issues in the medical field to unemployment and economic impact.

Now, the addition of more than 530 titles and nearly 50,000 pages has necessitated an expansion of this database. Users will now find a new Past Pandemics subcollection added to their database subscription, bringing together a multitude of government documents and reports from recent public health history that evaluate the current situation within the context of other past global health crises…

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It’s Here! The HeinOnline Search Feature You’ve Been Waiting For

Customer Suggestion, New Features, Searching
Tara Kibler

Call ya friends, call ya colleagues. Searching in HeinOnline just got even more intuitive.

Previously, HeinOnline users were able to perform a search either within a specific database or across all databases, with the ability to then filter databases one by one within search results. However, what if you know from the get-go that you’d like to search for a term in three, or four, or twenty different databases?

Now, thanks to wonderful suggestions from users Alina Kelly (Director of Research and Library Services, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP) and Jennifer Behrens (Associate Director for Administration & Scholarship, Duke Law School), you can. With a new feature…

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Discover the Power of AALL’s Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

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IFLP Editorial Team

Are you an information professional at a law firm or government agency supporting the work of multilingual attorneys in transnational legal practice? Are you an academic law librarian seeking to better serve the needs of foreign-trained, non-native English-speaking LLM and other advanced degree students?

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. 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 and is available as an affordable, cost-effective add-on to your HeinOnline subscription.

Start a 30-day free trial to HeinOnline’s Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals database…

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Poison on the Shelves: Federal Product Tampering Laws and the Chicago Tylenol Murders

Exploring HeinOnline, Federal Register, Food and Drug Law, Law Journal Library, Medicine, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Documents
Stephanie Ruesch

The holidays are fast approaching. Whether you’re gathering in-person with family or carving individual ham steaks over Zoom, preparations still need to be made, bringing along the usual hassle, chaos, and stress that come from trying to accommodate everyone’s schedules, prepare a meal, and decide whether it’s okay to mute Uncle Jim when he starts talking politics. All this family togetherness can bring on a headache, and you may reach for your trusty bottle of Holiday Acetaminophen™ to provide some relief. This relief is only obtainable after you rip off the plastic wrapper around the bottle’s neck, battle open the child-proof cap, peel off the inner foil safety seal, peel off the little bits of the seal you didn’t get off the first time…

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Featured Database of the Month: American Law Institute Library

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline offers a variety of a-la-carte databases to supplement the user’s research in specific areas. The American Law Institute Library is a digital collection that provides easy access to invaluable American Law Institute projects and documents that have influenced modern law and society. In today’s blog post we’re going to take a deeper look at this database and what it has to offer. Watch this short tutorial that includes a brief overview of the database and its tools, or read below for more information.

About the American Law Institute

The American Law Institute (ALI) is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify…

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Marbury v. Madison: The Most Important Decision in American Constitutional Law

History of Supreme Court Nominations, Law, Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Statutes at Large, Treaties and Agreements Library, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. Supreme Court, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

This past Tuesday, the Affordable Care Act returned to the Supreme Court for the third time. Opponents argue that the health insurance mandate included in the legislation is unconstitutional, and that the entire act should therefore be struck down.

You may be wondering, from where does the Supreme Court derive this power? To discover the answer, travel with HeinOnline back to the turn of the nineteenth century.

The Election of 1800

This story starts with a presidential election, which, we have to say, is a much more enjoyable phenomenon to look back on than to experience. The main candidates were incumbent President John Adams—a Federalist favoring strong central government—and Vice President Thomas Jefferson…

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Tip of the Week: How to Locate a Title in HeinOnline

Law Journal Library, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

When the phone rings here at HeinOnline, one of the most frequently asked questions is “How do I locate a title?” Whether users are trying to locate a publication title or an article title, we have tools to make document retrieval a breeze. Watch this quick tutorial on the various ways to pull up a title in HeinOnline, or read below for more information.

How to Locate a Publication Title

The Catalog tab, found in the stationary search bar…

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Help, I Need Somebody! Where Users Can Locate Help Resources in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, Tips and Tricks
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Here at HeinOnline, we strive to give you the best research experience possible. From live chat to LibGuides, we are always looking for ways to provide help to our customers. In this post, we’re going to make sure you’re aware of all the support avenues available in HeinOnline.

1. Search Help

The stationary search bar in HeinOnline contains a Search Help link that will come in handy if you need help constructing a search query.

Click the link to be directed to a guide that contains available Boolean operators with related search examples…

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Tip of the Week: Researching the Career of a Senator

Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, U.S. Congressional Documents, U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Tara Kibler

The ability to thoroughly investigate and analyze the activity of Congress and its members is crucial for historical research projects, understanding current events, and these days, especially, for becoming a more informed voter during election time.

Discover a few ways to research the life and career of a U.S. senator, in particular, with this tip of the week. We’d like to thank Staci Green, Head of Library Operations at Dickinson State University, for her recent question, which inspired this blog post!

Start with the Basics

Before diving into the nitty gritty of database research, you’ll want to check and see if any relevant titles have already been compiled…

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