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If you’re interested in using HeinOnline, discovering great research tips and tricks, and expanding your knowledge of a variety of disciplines, the HeinOnline Blog is the place to be. Peruse the blog to stay in the know about new and upcoming databases, features, interface enhancements, and other content. Refresh and refine your understanding of HeinOnline with getting started guides, searching strategies, and other tips and tricks. Finally, discover fascinating content relating to numerous disciplines, including history, law, international relations, criminal justice, human rights, and many more.

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Health and Medicine

Mandates to Vaccinate: A Brief History

Vaccination requirements aren’t new in the United States. Many infectious diseases have resulted in mandatory inoculations at the federal and state level—well before today’s health and safety measures were put into place.

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Content Updates

What’s New in HeinOnline: September 2021 Content Release

Oh my gourd, the Law Journal Library has surpassed 3,000 journals! But that’s not all we have to tell you about. You’re going to fall in love with our latest content release. We won’t leaf you hanging. Keep reading to see what HeinOnline has been up to this past month.

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Content Updates

New Journals Added to HeinOnline: September 2021

HeinOnline’s original database, which pioneered the Hein Company into an online setting, has officially surpassed 3,000 journals with our September content release! Keep reading to learn about the seven new journals as well as the nearly 200 volumes added this month.

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Education

Banned Books Week: Protecting the Right to Read

This week marks Banned Books Week, celebrated annually at the end of September to honor our freedom to read and the importance of free access to information, whether or not we personally agree with it. Join us as we explore the history of banned books.

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History

The History of America’s Favorite Government Agency

During the COVID-19 pandemic, while many of us hunkered down at home, mail carriers were on the streets six days a week. But to understand the full scope of the postal service’s impact, one must take a step back to consider the history of mail delivery.

Secrets

of the Serial Set

A HISTORICAL BLOG SERIES

The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal. The Manhattan Project. The Louisiana Purchase.

In addition to writing about the above topics and more, HeinOnline’s authors are dedicated to illuminating the most essential research resources for their readers.

The Serial Set is a must-have publication for any historical researcher. With more than two centuries of documents spanning more than 17,000 volumes, no other publication so beautifully reflects the maturation of the United States. To demonstrate the value of the Serial Set, we’ve created a blog series dedicated to revealing the historical secrets hidden throughout the immense publication.

Each month, join HeinOnline as we explore notable events in U.S. history using the primary sources themselves.

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