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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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New Databases

New in HeinOnline: History of Capital Punishment

It’s easily one of the most controversial and heavily debated issues in history, and HeinOnline has created a resource packed with information on capital punishment, providing researchers with a comprehensive overview of the history of death penalty legislation.

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Tips and Tricks

Five Things You Can Do in Less Than 15 Seconds in HeinOnline

In the research world, time is often critical when it comes to billable hours and project deadlines. The HeinOnline support team has compiled a short list of tasks which can be accomplished in less than 15 seconds in HeinOnline. This list is by no means comprehensive.

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Announcements

Scheduled Maintenance Announcement

As HeinOnline continues to grow, we often must upgrade our server space, bandwidth, and power to accommodate increases both in data and user demands. As a result, we will soon be relocating one of our hosting sites to a new state-of-the-art data center.

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International Relations

The Refugee Crisis: Exploring U.S. Resettlement

The world has faced multiple refugee crises, defined as movements of large groups of displaced people. Today, more than 60 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced from their home countries due to political upheaval, violence, religious persecution, and a myriad of other reasons.

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Getting Started

Primary Sources, Secondary Sources and Beyond

HeinOnline has long been known as an excellent platform for historical and current periodicals, books, and government documents. HeinOnline also has extensive case law coverage, much of which is provided through a partnership with Fastcase. Let’s explore these sources now.

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History

“Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox”: The Alaska Purchase

March 30, 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of the sale of the Alaska territory from Russia to the United States. Alaska was approved by Congress for statehood on July 7, 1958 through the Alaska Statehood Act (72 Stat. 339). It was proclaimed the 49th state on January 3,1959 by President Eisenhower.

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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