January 2018 Newsletter – Introduction

January 2018 Newsletter

Table of Contents

Content Summary

  • Updated Databases: 52
  • New titles: 8,747
  • New volumes: 2,824
  • New pages: 808,175
  • Total Pages: 154,214,510

Happy New Year, Researchers!

We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and are staying true to your resolutions. With all the excitement and change a New Year brings, we are pleased to present a brand-new monthly newsletter format. Thanks largely to customer feedback, the days of infinitely scrolling through an email newsletter have officially come to an end. The HeinOnline Newsletter has now transitioned to a fresh and redesigned web-based format.

Content Updates

The Law Journal Library continues to grow with the addition of 12 new journals this month—including Revue du Notariat, which is also indexed in Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals. Other substantial updates have been made to various databases, including more than 200 titles added to the Legal Classics Library, nearly 60 titles added to Religion and the Law, and 50 new titles added to Criminal Justice in America: U.S. Attorney General Opinions, Reports, and Publications.

New Databases

We are pleased to announce a new database in HeinOnline: McGill Institute of Air and Space Law Publications. The McGill Institute and Centre of Air and Space Law is a leading authority on air and space law. With nearly 50 titles and 50,000 pages on this relevant and timely topic, complete your space law research in a fully searchable, user-friendly interface!

We have also partnered with Wolters Kluwer to enhance access to the Standard Federal Tax Reporter! This publication’s archives are now available as its own database in HeinOnline and provided free of charge to academic subscribers of Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II! This well-organized title makes researching federal income tax laws and regulations quick and easy. Customers of both Wolters Kluwer and Hein are sure to appreciate the value this partnership provides.

Updated Databases

The 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium is now available in print and online via Philip C. Jessup Library! This database is HeinOnline’s most comprehensive published source for the materials of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and serves as a valuable reference source, preparatory tool, and important aid for any Competition hopeful.

The U.S Federal Legislative History Library continues to grow with a recent addition—Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 114-153. Enacted in an unusual display of bipartisan unity, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 allows owners of stolen trade secrets, who formerly had to bring action under state laws, to sue in federal court. The new law is closely aligned to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which in some form has been adopted by most of the states.

New Features

Recently, another metric has been added to Author Profile Page citation data: Self-Citations. This metric counts the cumulative number of times that an author has cited his or her own work. It is not factored into the overall ScholarCheck ranking analysis, nor does it affect the overall citation count.

A comprehensive list of features recently added over the past few months is also available.

New Print Publications

Two new print titles are now available. Charting the Legal Systems of the Western Pacific Islands: A Legal Research Guide is the only available resource on researching early and current legal systems of the Western Pacific Islands. Legal History of Mexico: From the Era of Exploration of the New World to the Present is an up-to-date and unique resource outlining the complete legal history of Mexico.

Spinelli’s Oral Histories

Two new videos from Spinelli’s Oral History of Law Librarianship are now available, featuring Fred Richard Shapiro of Yale University’s Lillian Goldman Law Library and Kendall F. Svengalis, President of the New England LawPress.

Upcoming Meetings

HeinOnline’s Steve Roses and Tim Hooge will be attending the American Library Association Midwinter meeting in February, as well as the Electronic Resources & Libraries meeting in March. Be sure to stop by and visit the Hein booth!

Lend Hein a Hand

An updated list of missing titles 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 Shane Marmion at 716-882-2600. Please note: we would prefer to be able to disbind the material for scanning and would provide electronic copies (PDFs) and/or credit in return.

Title & Publication Changes

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

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