I Saw A Tiger … in My Neighbor’s Backyard

Animal Law, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Culture & Law, Exploring HeinOnline, Fastcase, Federal Register, Popular Culture, Treaties and Agreements Library, U.S. Congressional Documents
Stephanie Ruesch

In the early days of quarantine, nearly a hundred years ago, all the way back at the end of March, one thing united us all. No, not the sewing struggle to make our own masks or collective worrying over when we would ever see a roll of Charmin in the wild again. It was Tiger King. The true crime-character study-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it docuseries had more than 34 million views in the U.S. within its first 10 days on Netflix, and was an inescapable recommendation, topic of discussion, and fodder for many quality memes.

In case you somehow missed out, a brief synopsis: Tiger King chronicles the years-long feud between Oklahoma private zoo owner Joe Exotic (real name: Joseph Maldonado-Passage…

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All That Glitters Might Be Gold: Establishing the State of California

American History, State Constitutions Illustrated, Treaties and Agreements Library, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

More than 170 years ago, the course of American history was forever changed when millwright James W. Marshall discovered gold in the new U.S. territory of California. The discovery sparked an influx of travelers to the territory, rapidly increasing the area’s population and directly contributing to California’s eventual statehood. Keep reading to learn more about the gold rush and its role in the formation of “the Golden State.”

Users can find all documents relating to the formation of California in HeinOnline’s newest database, State Constitutions Illustrated. The most comprehensive state constitution research platform available, the database holds nearly 10,000 current and historical constitutions for all fifty states, extensive pre-statehood primary material…

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Trees of Green, Red Roses, Too: Keeping It a Wonderful World

Foreign Affairs, Law, Law Journal Library, The Environment, Treaties and Agreements Library, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

This past August, a record number of wildfires ravaged the Amazon rainforest. In June, it was estimated that deforestation in the Amazon has risen by more than 88% compared to 2018. This increase in tree loss has sparked concerns about the fate of the Amazon and other forests across the globe. Learn about the environmental, societal, and economic importance of trees and discover current efforts to slow deforestation with HeinOnline.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The United States Is No Longer Yours

American History, Foreign Affairs, Highlights in History, Political Science, Treaties and Agreements Library, World Constitutions Illustrated
Tara Kibler

The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783 as a peace agreement between Great Britain and the United States of America to formally end the American Revolutionary War. Learn more about the evolution of the treaty with primary sources in HeinOnline.

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The Treaty of Paris


HISTORY OF THE TREATY

The American Revolutionary War began in 1775 when tensions increased between Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America…

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Breathe a Little Easier: #BeatAirPollution This World Environment Day

Current Events, Foreign Affairs, Hot Topic News, Law, Law Journal Library, Session Laws, The Environment, Treaties and Agreements Library, United Nations
Tara Kibler

June 5th is World Environment Day, established by the United Nations in 1974. An international platform for environmental awareness, World Environment Day is officially celebrated in a different host city each year with activities centered around a particular theme. Discover more about World Environment Day, its origins, and the theme of the 2019 celebrations—air pollution—with HeinOnline.

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

Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, Treaties and Agreements Library
Bonnie Hein

March 30, 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of the sale of the Alaska territory from Russia to the United States. Alaska later 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.

The Russian Federation had recently lost the Crimean War to an alliance of France, Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and Sardinia and was fearful Britain would seize Alaska in a future conflict.  Additionally, the Russians were fearful that if gold was discovered in Alaska, Americans would invade the territory.  At the time, the deal helped to establish a closer relationship with the United States and aggravated Britain…

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Treaty Research Sources

Treaties and Agreements Library
HeinOnline Blogger

We recently received a comment that the treaty resources in HeinOnline needed some clarification since there is more than one library where treaty research may be done.

Currently, HeinOnline has two main collections that may be used for treaty research – U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library and the United Nations Law Collection.

The U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library contains bilateral and multilateral treaties to which the United States is a party.  For more information on U.S. Treaties please see our U.S. Treaty Library support page.  (Please note that U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library was formerly known as Treaties and Agreements Library).

The United Nations Law Collection includes bilateral and multilateral treaties which have been published in the League of Nations Treaty Series and the United Nations Treaty Series.…

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Tip of the Week: How to Determine if a Treaty is Still in Force

Miscellaneous, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks, Treaties and Agreements Library, United Nations
HeinOnline Blogger

HeinOnline’s treaty research databases offer an easy way to determine if a treaty is still in force or if it has been terminated.  This week’s tip explores how to make this determination using both the Treaties & Agreements Treaty  Search Tool and the United Nations Treaty Series database available in HeinOnline.

Watch the Tip of the Week on YouTube, or continue reading below the video for the full-text version.

Determining if a Treaty is Still in Force in the Treaties & Agreements Library:

First, let’s look at a scenario in which the U.S. is a party to the agreement.  When the U.S. is a party to the treaty in question…

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Still Time to Register – WEBINAR, Tuesday 4/13 U.S. Treaties & Agreements Library in HeinOnline

Training, Treaties and Agreements Library
HeinOnline Blogger

There is still time to register for our upcoming Webinar during which we will focus on navigating and searching the U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library in HeinOnline.  During the webinar we will include a discussion of the following:

  • Overview of the content and browsing options
  • Treaty Metadata Index
  • Searching for a treaty using the Treaty Metadata Search; search examples:
  • Treaty number
  • Parties Involved
  • Short Title
  • Treaty Description
  • Signing, In Force, or Effective Dates
  • Subject
  • And more!
  • Interpreting search results and the treaty summary
  • Accessing the treaty summary when reading the text of a treaty
  • Searching across the other publications in the library such as Kavass’s Guide to the Treaties in Force
  • Using Citations on a Page to quickly link to cited materials
  • The webinar will be held at 10:00 a.m…

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