December 2018 Newsletter – Introduction


Table of Contents

  • Updated databases: 52
  • New titles: 2,383
  • New volumes: 3,297
  • New pages added last month: 826,149
  • Total pages in HeinOnline: 165,775,893


It’s hard to believe that the holidays are already upon us and a new year is in sight! Take a break from the chaos of the season and check out what’s new in HeinOnline this month.

A new database featuring current content from Paris Legal Publishers is now available, a timely new book has been published in the AALL Publications Series, and news about our long-standing partnership with Brill Publishing is coming soon! Keep reading for more details, other HeinOnline content news, our final Fall trade show recap, and much more.

Content Updates

We are excited to announce a major enhancement to our existing and long-standing partnership with Brill Publishing. Starting in 2019, Hein will offer subscriptions to the Brill | Nijhoff Current Content Collections, which will provide access to the most recent 3 volumes of almost sixty periodicals and yearbooks. As we did previously, we will continue to offer access to the Brill | Nijhoff archival content with a three-year moving wall. As a result, we are now able to offer Brill’s worldwide customer base the option to access the entire history of this highly prestigious list in international law. Stay tuned for more details coming later this month and in early 2019.

Eleven new journals have been added to the Law Journal Library this month, including the Review of European Administrative Law which is indexed in Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.

We’ve once again added significant content to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, the Foreign & International Law Resources Database has a brand-new subcollection, Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies has been updated, and 247 publications from the Federal Trade Commission have been added to U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals.

Altogether, more than 2,350 titles have been added to various databases in HeinOnline, which are noted in this month’s content release.

New Database

HeinOnline has teamed up with Paris Legal Publishers to bring four new journals into HeinOnline’s user-friendly interface. Complete archives and current content are now available for Review of European Administrative LawEuropean Journal of Commercial Contract LawJournal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation, and Journal of Medical Law and Ethics.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The second update to the Serial Set is now available, which includes more than 400 volumes and 350,000 pages of content! More than 86% of the Serial Set is currently available in HeinOnline or via HathiTrust Digital Library.

Major Database Updates

The Session Laws Library indexing project continues: all 50 states are already indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to date. In 2017, we announced an amended tactic: states would be indexed back to inception one at a time, beginning with the most accessed states. Recently, the indexing for South Carolina was completed back to inception. Other states that have been indexed back to inception include California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Moving forward, the focus will be on Rhode Island.

HeinOnline is proud to partner with the International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) to enhance your subscription to the Foreign & International Law Resources Database. A brand-new subcollection featuring publications from the IHRLI is now available!

New Print Publication

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identities, and the Law: A Research Bibliography, 2006-2016 by Dana Neacsu and David Brian Holt is now available. This title is an excellent and unique bibliographic resource for librarians, students, and researchers containing more than 950 entries

Spinelli’s Oral Histories

A new video is now available featuring John Edwards, Associate Dean for Information Resources and Technology, Director of the Law Library, and Professor of Law at Drake University.

Upcoming Meetings

We finished out a successful tradeshow season in 2018 with our final meetings of the year at the American Association for Paralegal Education in Rhode Island, the Charleston Library Conference in South Carolina, and the New York Library Association Meeting. We hope you had a chance to spend some time talking with Hein representatives and learned about new and upcoming content in the HeinOnline!

2019 Meetings:

Various HeinOnline representatives will be attending the following upcoming meetings:

  • American Association of Law Schools – New Orleans, LA – January 2-6, 2019 (Shannon Hein and Steve Roses attending)
  • American Library Association Midwinter Meeting – Seattle, WA – January 25-29, 2019 (Steve Roses and Tim Hooge attending)

Lend Hein a Hand

An updated list of titles missing in HeinOnline is now available. If your library is in possession of this type of material and is willing to donate to us for digitization, please contact Chris Czopp at 716-882-2600. Please note: we would prefer to be able to unbind the material for scanning and would provide electronic copies (PDFs) and/or credit in return.

Additionally, a new section is available which contains a list of available and missing volumes of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in HeinOnline.

Title & Publication Changes

A comprehensive list of all recent title and publication changes is now available.


Don’t forget—our Black Friday promotion runs through December 31, 2018 and offers a 30% discount on various HeinOnline database and print publications!

Please continue reading this month’s newsletter by browsing the table of contents to read in-depth descriptions of all the content and features which have been released this month.


Benjamin Boron
HeinOnline Marketing Department