Tilikum, Circus Elephants, and Animal Rights

Animal Law, Current Events, Hein Blog, National Survey of State Laws, Navigating, Searching, Subject Compilations of State Laws, Tips and Tricks
Bonnie Hein

tilikumandcircusblog

Tilikum was a 22 feet long, more than 11,000 pound killer whale and possibly the most famous orca in the world. Earlier this month, he died of serious health issues at an estimated 36 years of age. He was captured near his birthplace of Iceland and performed in captivity for decades, becoming notorious for aggressive behavior, including the death of three people. Tilikum was profiled in the documentary Blackfish, which helped to influence popular opinion on killer whales in captivity and on SeaWorld in particular. 

Similarly, the "Greatest Show on Earth," another long-time attraction, has received increasingly negative public sentiment regarding captive wild animals forced to perform as entertainment…

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A Brief History of Beer Laws

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Statutes at Large, Subject Compilations of State Laws
Shannon Sabo

It's American Craft Beer Week! With locally-owned breweries popping up in cities all over the country, the small-business beer industry is booming and rejuvenating formerly abandoned industrial areas in the process. Of course, beer is (usually) alcohol, and alcohol and the law have had a rather contentious relationship throughout American history. Check out this brief timeline of events, and click the available links to access the laws in HeinOnline:

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Subject Compilations of State Laws: May's Featured Library

Exploring HeinOnline, Subject Compilations of State Laws, What's New
Shannon Sabo

Subject Compilations of State Laws by Cheryl Rae Nyberg has long been recognized as the most comprehensive source for identifying thousands of articles, books, government and loose-leaf publications, court opinions, and websites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects. The first volume, which was compiled by Lynn Foster and Carol Boast, won the AALL Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award in 1982. The print version is typically updated annually, with the database updated more frequently throughout the year.

Since 2008, Subject Compilations of State Laws has been available in HeinOnline, as both a searchable database and a digital archive of all print editions; the database won the AALL Best New Product Award in 2009! William S…

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New Update to Subject Compilations of State Laws

Subject Compilations of State Laws
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Today HeinOnline released the March update to Cheryl Nyberg and Carol Boast’s Subject Compilations of State Laws.

With this update, 586 entries were added.  Subject Compilations is a comprehensive searchable database containing references to nearly 23,000 items that identify, compare, and/or describe the states’ laws on hundreds of topics.

New subjects added in this update include Bail Bond Agents, Benefit Corporations, and Health Care Exchanges.

If you are not a current subscriber to Subject Compilations of State Laws, but are interested in obtaining a subscription please click here to request a quote.

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More than 200 Entries Updated in the Subject Compilations of State Laws Database

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Entries Updated to Reflect NCSL’s Major Website Revisions

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a major producer of free 50-state law surveys. The Conference’s website underwent a major overhaul in the last several months, resulting in dozens of broken links in the Subject Compilations of State Laws database in HeinOnline.

As a result of the major overhaul, all of these links in the HeinOnline database have been reviewed and revised. Most of the NCSL website surveys are still available and the new links are working. A significant number of items are no longer found on the NCSL website but some version of many of the missing surveys are on the Internet Archive…

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PRESS RELEASE – HeinOnline Awarded 2009 AALL Best New Product Award

Content News, News, Press Release, Subject Compilations of State Laws
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BUFFALO, NY, May 6, 2009 – The American Association of Law Libraries has selected HeinOnline’s Subject Compilations of State Laws Database for the 2009 AALL Best New Product Award. HeinOnline converted the well-respected, leading research guide, Subject Compilations of State Laws publication compiled by Cheryl Nyberg and Carol Boast, into an online, searchable database. This revolutionized historical state subject searching by providing researchers with digital access to more than 18,000 bibliographic records, many with extensive annotations.

The bibliographic records in the online database are enhanced to include thousands of links to law review articles and U.S. Supreme Court decisions that are available in HeinOnline. Entries also include live links to the Internet where state surveys are located…

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Subject Compilations of State Laws Database Updated with 2007-2008 Records

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The Subject Compilations of State Laws database has been updated to include 1,061 records from the 2007-2008 bound volume. These updates contain records related to three new subjects, including adult protective services, mortgage lenders, and restorative justice. You can also find new records related to data security breaches, foreclosure, health care providers, and wrongful conviction or imprisonment, all hot topics among state law surveys today! Do you want to view these new records in HeinOnline? Open the database in HeinOnline, click on “browse by subject” from the resources tab or from the collection landing page, find the subject from the listing and click on it, and you’ll see the most recent entries listed first. It’s that easy! Watch our brief 60-second demonstration below…

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Subject Compilations of State Laws – Now Available in HeinOnline!

Content News, Subject Compilations of State Laws
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Have you seen HeinOnline’s hottest new product? We have partnered with Cheryl Nyberg and Carol Boast to bring the Subject Compilations of State Laws to you for the first time in a searchable, online database.

Imagine being able to search for state surveys on adoption and seeing the entries from 2008 all the way back to 1979. You can do this all with one click, no flipping through pages, or browsing multiple volumes. It’s that easy!

HeinOnline’s Subject Compilations of State Laws database is searchable. You can search across a specific subject, by entry number, journal title, article title, court and more! Gone are the days of sifting through multiple volumes to find surveys on abortion or data security breaches…

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Cheryl Nyberg & Carol Boast's Subject Compilations of State Laws – Coming Soon to HeinOnline!

Content News, News, Subject Compilations of State Laws
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Want to know which states have laws on data security breaches, or how states’ laws on stalking compare? If so, Cheryl Nyberg and Carol Boast’s Subject Compilations of State Laws is the place to start.

Hundreds of law libraries around the country subscribe to the bound volumes of the series. Now, for the first time, a comprehensive searchable database of the entire set will be available in HeinOnline. This database contains references to more than 17,000 sources of 50-state surveys published in law review articles, books, court briefs and opinions, federal and state government publications, and loose-leaf services. Researchers will have the ability to search all 25 volumes in one place and link directly to journals found within HeinOnline…

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