Chernobyl: Not Just Another HBO Drama

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Tara Hutchinson

Thanks to the wildly popular HBO miniseries on the subject, the Chernobyl nuclear explosion of 1986 has become a hot topic in the news. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, an area covering approximately 1,000 square miles around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, has even become quite the tourist attraction. Journey with HeinOnline into the depths of the disaster, and learn a little more about nuclear energy in the U.S. while you’re at it.

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From Poppies to Painkillers: An Overview of the U.S. Opioid Crisis

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Tara Hutchinson

It has recently been determined that drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50 years of age. This finding is just one effect (among many) of the rising U.S. opioid crisis which, as of 2018, has been declared a national public health emergency by the Trump Administration and by the Department of Health and Human Services. With the opioid crisis rising once again to the forefront of U.S. news given the recent Johnson & Johnson opioid lawsuit, learn about the context of the epidemic and recent U.S. countermeasures with HeinOnline.

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You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Equality: 55 Years of Civil Rights

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Tara Hutchinson

On this day 55 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 during the height of the civil rights movement. Originally proposed by President John F. Kennedy, the act prohibited discrimination, ended racial segregation, created equal employment opportunity, and more. Join HeinOnline as we explore the evolution of the act, the efforts that went into its passage, and its ultimate impact.

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Class is Now in Session: Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

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Tara Hutchinson

HeinOnline is honoring educators of all kinds for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-11 2019). We thank those teachers who furthered our own development, as well as those who are currently guiding future generations. Celebrate Teachers’ Week by setting aside those lesson plans and exploring the growth of education in the United States.

Revisiting U.S. Education with HeinOnline


The United States system of education has evolved under a variety of influences dating back to the Colonial Era.

17th-18th Centuries

Compulsory education is rooted in the ideals of the Thirteen Colonies…

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What's New In HeinOnline?

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Shannon Furtak

We are pleased to be in the home stretch of winter, and to announce this month's HeinOnline updates!

New This Month

We're especially excited about an update to our agreement with American Law Institute-Continuing Legal Education. There will no longer be an embargo on the following titles:

Access these titles by entering the American Law Institute Library and selecting ALI-CLE Publications from the browse options:

We have also added links to available Quick Reference Guides from the breadcrumb trail for any collection having its own guide…

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The Best Source for Statutory Materials and GPO Publications

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Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline is a legal research powerhouse, filled with 60 unique collections, nearly 100,000 titles, and more than 130,000,000 million pages. The database is image-based and fully searchable, and it contains a tremendous depth of content. While other databases have law reviews and government documents dating back to the 1980s, HeinOnline's collections almost always date back to inception. In addition, HeinOnline often has the most current material, making it the most logical source for both historical investigation and today's legal research.

In addition to more than 2,200 law and law-related periodicals and a phenomenal collection of historical legal treatises which contains works by some of the most celebrated legal minds in history, HeinOnline is an excellent source for United States statutory material and Government Publishing Office publications…

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FRCP: Inception to Current Available in HeinOnline

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Shannon Furtak

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) govern civil procedure for all United States federal courts. They are published by the United States Supreme Court in accordance with the Rules Enabling Act, the act of Congress giving the judicial branch this responsibility.

This month, several amendments took effect which impact numerous aspects of civil litigation. This article written by Orrick, a leading global law firm, nicely summarizes the changes, which include: 

  • Requiring parties, in addition to courts, to construe, administer, and employ the FRCP to ensure justice in the most expedient and cost-effective manner;
  • Shortening the limit on serving a summons and complaint from 120 days to 90 days;
  • Changing discovery rules and production time frames;
  • Repealing Rule 84…

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Looking for Government Documents during the Shutdown?

Government Documents, Miscellaneous, U.S. Federal Agency Library
Shannon Furtak

The government may be closed for all non-essential business, but at HeinOnline we are hard at work to ensure that you have access to the most up-to-date information as well as historical archives for many government publications. Check out what we have in our U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions and Appeals collection. Looking specifically for the Congressional Record or a particular Congressional Hearing? Try our U.S. Congressional Documents collection, where we update the Congressional Record Daily after each day of congressional activity and the Congressional Record itself goes back to inception! Also included in HeinOnline are the United States Reports, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations

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New Options Available in the U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions and Appeals Collection

Enhancements, Miscellaneous, U.S. Federal Agency Library, What's New
Shannon Furtak

In our U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions and Appeals collection, you now have the ability to narrow search results by the specific federal agency responsible for publishing the document. For example, if you run a search for "homeland security" and want only documents published by the Department of Homeland Security, you can run your search as follows in the Search tab, Advanced Search function:

This will give you 2,262 results* for sections containing the term "homeland security". You can choose your agency in the Agency search facet at the left of the page:

Selecting the agency will narrow the results to a more manageable 65 matches…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Occupational Safety and Health Reveiw Commission Reports (1971-1975)

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Coming Soon to the Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals Library

New this month are reports of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) from 1971-1975. The OSHRC is charged with ruling on cases forwarded to it by the Department of Labor when disagreements arise over the results of safety and health inspections performed by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, serves to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatalities by issuing and enforcing rules called standards for workplace safety and health.

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