Tip of the Week: Using Citations in HeinOnline

Citations, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

The HeinOnline interface provides several tools related to citations. With them, locate documents and cases with just a citation, find referenced material within a document, cite a specific document in multiple formats, and export those citations to various platforms. Keep reading or watch the brief video below to learn how!

Locating Documents and Cases


If you’re looking for a specific document or case and only have its citation to work with, you can easily retrieve the material by performing a citation search. Enter the citation into the main search bar that appears at the top of the page anywhere in HeinOnline…

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Researching Critical Race Theory in HeinOnline

Civil Rights and Social Justice, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Immigration, Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, Slavery in America and the World
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Critical race theory is a concept that has been around for decades but became a hot topic of discussion in 2020 after the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans by police officers. During this time, former President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning federal contractors from conducting racial sensitivity training, reversed earlier this year by President Joe Biden. Trump also claimed during  the White House Conference on America History that the The 1619 Project distorts and rewrites American history, which has since sparked the fight over critical race theory being taught in public schools.

What is Critical Race Theory…

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100 Years after the Tulsa Race Massacre

American History, Bar Journals Library, Civil Rights and Social Justice, Law Journal Library, Session Laws
Stephanie Ruesch

On May 19, 2021, three survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre testified before a House Judiciary Subcommittee, recounting for the congressional record their memories of May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a white mob descended on the predominately Black neighborhood of Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa, OK, killing hundreds of Black people and leveling homes and businesses. The three survivors were all young children when the massacre occurred and are now all over one hundred years old. Through their testimony they urged Congress to act and give them and other survivors justice while they were still alive. Watch their testimony here.

The Tulsa Race Massacre…

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The Complicated History of Eugenics in the United States

American History, Human Rights, Immigration, Law Journal Library, Legal Classics, Session Laws
Tara Kibler

Most would agree that the future of the human race depends on the capability of its offspring. At the turn of the 20th century, with the rise of the eugenics movement, this premise was taken to a logical yet dismal conclusion: the human race could be improved if only the genetically superior were allowed to reproduce.

Though such talk may be repulsive to many in the modern era, it was surprisingly commonplace just a few generations ago. Even more shocking, you’ll find notable, well-respected names on the list of advocates for the practice. It was only when eugenics was taken to its extreme under Nazi Germany that the movement began to fall out of favor…

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Featured Database of the Month: National Survey of State Laws

Exploring HeinOnline, National Survey of State Laws
Lauren Mattiuzzo

National Survey of State Laws (NSSL) is a print and online resource that provides an overall view of some of the most-asked-about and controversial legal topics in the United States. The database is derived from Richard Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws print editions. Presented in an interactive chart format, NSSL allows users to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The database is updated regularly as new laws are passed or updated.

The current 8th edition, along with the 7th, 6th, and 5th editions are available in HeinOnline. Users can use the database to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005…

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8 Forgotten Stories from American History

American History, State Constitutions Illustrated, Statutes at Large, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. Supreme Court
Tara Kibler

It’s easy to recall some of U.S. history’s most notable events, such as World War I, the fight for civil rights, or the moon landing. If you’re a history buff, you probably are well aware of moments like the Chernobyl disaster, FDR’s New Deal, or the Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolution.

American history is brimming with lesser-known—but still fascinating—phenomena that even the most diligent historian may have forgotten. Keep reading to explore a few of these stories with HeinOnline.

1. Franklin: The Almost 14th State

At the close of the American Revolution…

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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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