New Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Tools in HeinOnline

Searching, What's New
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline has just begun to work on new research tools and concepts that will help both novice and experienced researchers make the most of its content. Using natural language processing and machine learning tools, combined with custom concepts specific to HeinOnline’s incredible scope and range of content, the team aims to vastly improve discoverability of relevant content.

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Two new tools have already been introduced in the Law Journal Library, with plans to eventually expand their reach to all other HeinOnline content…

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MyHein Is Even Better With Two New Features!

MyHein, What's New
Shannon Sabo

MyHein is HeinOnline’s personal research tool. Anyone with access to a HeinOnline subscription can create one or more MyHein accounts. MyHein accounts are not attached to a specific HeinOnline subscription; for example, a student can use an account she created in law school if she joins a law firm that subscribes to HeinOnline.

MyHein enables users to bookmark articles and other documents, create and save search queries, and set up eTOC alerts for any serial publication. To help researchers take advantage of all available MyHein features, this user’s guide has been created.

Two new MyHein features

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Continued Growth of the U.S. Congressional Documents Database

U.S. Congressional Documents, What's New
Shannon Sabo

Congressional Committee Reports and New Congressional Documents Added

HeinOnline has added a tremendous amount of content since last September. Twelve new databases have been created and content within key databases has recently been enhanced and even rearranged.

The June 2017 content release greatly expanded the scope of material available in the U.S. Congressional Documents database, which had already experienced exponential growth since its inception in 2007. In fact, this post about the database was published just last year.

Brief Timeline of Key Content/Tool Additions

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Linking to the GPO’s Authenticated PDFs of the Congressional Record Is Now Available!

Government Documents, U.S. Congressional Documents, What's New
Benjamin Boron

About the Congressional Record

The Congressional Record was first published in 1873 and is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published by the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) and issued when Congress is in session. Indexes are issued approximately every two weeks. At the end of a session of Congress, the daily editions are compiled in bound volumes constituting the permanent edition. The Record is the most complete and accurate account of congressional matters to date.

Previously, congressional debates were catalogued in the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) and Congressional Globe (1833-1873).

The Congressional Record consists of four sections:

  • Daily Digest
  • House section
  • Senate section
  • Extension of Remarks

The GPO has recently partnered with the Library of Congress to release an authenticated digital version of historical issues of the bound Congressional Record from 1951-1998…

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Huge Addition to American Indian Law Collection: Indian Tribal Codes

American Indian, Content News, What's New
Shannon Sabo

The HeinOnline editorial staff regularly acquires relevant material to supplement the already-robust content in each database.

New Content in the American Indian Law Collection

The 1981 and 1988 editions of Indian Tribal Codes: A Microfiche Collection of Indian Tribal Law Codes have recently been added to the American Indian Law Collection. Edited by Ralph Johnson, Susan Lupton, and Richard Davies, and published by the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington School of Law, this impressive collection contains nearly 30,000 pages of tribal law.

  1. Indian Tribal Codes: A Microfiche Collection, 1981 edition

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New: SAGE Journal Packages Available in HeinOnline!

Content News, SAGE Journals, What's New
Shannon Sabo

HeinOnline regularly seeks out new material and partnerships with other publishers in order to increase the scope of content available to users.  Recently, an agreement was reached with SAGE Publishing to bring selected SAGE journal content into HeinOnline. While 34 of these titles have been added to the Law Journal Library with a three-year embargo at no additional charge, current content for the majority of these journals is now available within four new packages.

Purchasing one or more of these packages will enable access to the most current material published in all titles included within the purchased package(s). Special pricing is available through HeinOnline…

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Criminal Justice in America: U.S. Attorney General Database has Been Expanded, Categorized and Re-Named

Criminal Justice in America, What's New
Shannon Sabo

It’s hard to believe that HeinOnline turned 17 years old in May. In our continued efforts to enhance our users’ research experiences, we often evaluate and add content to existing resources. Occasionally, the nature of the material added warrants content rearrangement. If enough content has been added to change the scope of the entire collection, the collection may be re-named to appropriately represent the material included within it.

The U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection has officially been renamed Criminal Justice in America: U.S Attorney General Opinions, Reports, and Publications. Since its release in January of 2006, the content included in this collection has expanded significantly: the title count has increased from 12 to 351…

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New in HeinOnline: History of Capital Punishment

History of Capital Punishment, What's New
Shannon Sabo

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.

Major components of History of Capital Punishment include:

  • The Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection. This book is the result of more than 50 years of research by Eugene G. Wanger, a noted expert on the subject of capital punishment. It includes more than 7,000 bibliographic entries of books, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, photographs, and other memorabilia related to the history of the death penalty…

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NEW Sports Law Titles in HeinOnline

Law Journal Library, What's New
Shannon Sabo

The field of sports law is composed of legal issues surrounding both amateur and professional sports in the United States. While some aspects of this legal field overlap with labor law, contract law, and others, many law schools offer specific programs dedicated to sports law.

Unsurprisingly, HeinOnline contains tons of information on this topic. A quick search for “sports law” across all content produces thousands of results, with more than 6,500 results in the Law Journal Library, nearly 2,500 results in Bar Journals, and nearly 2,000 results in the Intellectual Property Law Collection. Browse the Law Journal Library content by subject to locate 34 journals on this topic:

Use the subject-specific search box located above the list of titles to search only within sports law journals:

To find articles related to your topic without limiting the query to subject-specific titles…

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NEW: Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies

Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions, What's New
Shannon Sabo

About This Product

HeinOnline is pleased to announce the release of a brand new print and online product. Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies by Louis W. (Bill) Bookheim is a unique resource containing the most current and extensive listing of publications created by presidential advisory bodies.

United States presidents have historically created such advisory groups—also called committees, commissions, boards, blue ribbon panels, or task forces—to advise them on particular problems or issues. In the past, these commissions have explained catastrophes such as the Gulf oil spill, Challenger Space Shuttle accident, Pearl Harbor, the AIDS epidemic, and more.

This database will aid researchers interested in United States history…

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