July 2018 Newsletter – Major Database Updates

July 2018 Newsletter


Content Summary


  • Updated databases: 51
  • New titles: 1,798
  • New volumes: 2,378
  • New pages added last month: 551,773
  • Total pages in HeinOnline: 158,411,512

History of Supreme Court Nominations

New Volume Available
  • Complete series of Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Links to scholarly articles
  • Full-text searching, along with title and author search capabilities
  • Nearly 250 titles related to the Supreme Court and its justices
  • Easily browse by Justice name
  • New volume covers Merrick Garland

Access New Volume

The Supreme Court Nominations Set


The full text of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justice by the Senate Judiciary Committee is the focal point of this database. It features full-text searching, beginning with three volumes dedicated to the controversial confirmation of Louis Brandeis, the first nominee subject to public hearings. This ongoing set is considered to be the definitive documentary history of the nominations and confirmation process of both successful and unsuccessful nominations through Merrick Garland.

Each nomination includes relevant materials, such as:

  • Confirmation hearing and transcript on the nomination
  • Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the nomination
  • Memoranda drafted
  • Presidential statements
  • Resignation announcements
  • Pre-nomination speculation
  • Nomination announcement
  • Confirmation date

The Supreme Court Nominations Set


  • Merrick Garland
  • Elena Kagan
  • Sonia Sotomayor
  • Samuel Alito, Jr.
  • John G. Roberts, Jr.
  • Stephen Breyer
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Clarence Thomas
  • David Souter
  • Many more!

Session Laws Library

Minnesota is Now Indexed Back to Inception

Back in April 2017 we blogged about the Session Laws indexing project and announced that all 50 states were indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. In August 2017, we released an update to the project, reporting that two states were indexed back to inception. We have been diligently indexing our way through the states and we have some news to share!

The following states have been indexed back to inception thus far:

  1. California (1849-2017)
  2. Florida (1822-2017)
  3. Georgia (1735-2017)
  4. Illinois (1809-2016)
  5. Indiana (1801-2017)
  6. Maryland (1692-2018)
  7. Massachusetts (1661-2015)
  8. Minnesota (1850 – 2017)
  9. New York (1691-2017)
  10. Ohio (1788-2016)
  11. Texas (1836-2017)

Using the Indexing for Quicker Research


To quickly retrieve a chapter, act, or page, use the Session Laws Quick Locator tool that can be found either on the Session Laws Library homepage or within a particular state. Simply select the state and plug in the year and chapter/act information to retrieve the document.

This tool will take users to the exact page where the chapter begins.


U.S. Statutes at Large

Public Law Coverage is Now Complete to Date

U.S. Statutes at Large has been updated to include Public and Private Laws of the United States. The addition of these laws combined with the U.S. Statutes at Large bound edition now provides comprehensive coverage from inception to date of all Public and Private Laws of the United States.

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