June 2018 Newsletter – Introduction

June 2018 Newsletter

Content Summary

  • Updated databases: 52
  • New titles: 2,482
  • New volumes: 3,154
  • New pages added last month: 695,727
  • Total pages in HeinOnline: 157,859,739

Dear Valued Customer,

It’s finally starting to feel like summer, but HeinOnline hasn’t turned down the heat yet! We’re pleased to provide our subscribers with another update containing more than 650,000 pages, 2,400 new titles, and 3,000 new volumes. More than 50 databases have been updated with valuable new content.

HeinOnline recently celebrated its 18th birthday. Since May of 2000, HeinOnline has provided legal and academic information to the library community and beyond in an image-based, user-friendly, and fully searchable format.

HeinOnline has supported both HTTP and HTTPS protocols for many years. Effective June 19th, 2018, HeinOnline is phasing out the HTTP protocol and is automatically redirecting all visitors to the secured (HTTPS) version of our site: https://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome.

HeinOnline will be attending the American Library Association (ALA) meeting next month in New Orleans and will soon be announcing an exciting surprise. Stay tuned for details!

Content Updates

The Law Journal Library continues to grow with the addition of 25 new journals this month, including 10 new journals from Cambridge University Press with more to come! HeinOnline has recently expanded our existing agreement with Cambridge University Press to include these titles to your subscription at no additional cost. The Religion and the Law database received 31 new titles this month, and Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law grew by 26 new titles. Other substantial updates have been made to various databases.

New Databases

In the wake of still more school shootings, we would like to remind you to review our newest database, Gun Regulation and Legislation in America. It’s provided FREE of charge to all U.S. Core subscribers, academics, and other institutional libraries in order to provide a platform for research and promote civil discourse on the myriad issues related to gun regulation. Our goal is to facilitate productive discussions and help bring all sides of this argument together to effect positive change and prevent more senseless loss of life. We encourage librarians to share this resource openly with all patrons.

Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide Including New York City and the District of Columbia is another new database that has recently been added to HeinOnline. This new database is derived from the AALL’s Joseph L. Andrews Literature Award-winning 2005 sourcebook, Prestatehood Legal Materials, which is edited by Michael Chiorazzi and Marguerite Most and is held in more than 350 libraries. It provides brief overviews of state histories from colonization to statehood and identifies a wide range of both readily available and hard-to-find materials from each state; links to more than 1,500 full-text documents are provided. This database has been added to the U.S. State Package at no additional charge!

Major Database Updates

The Legal Classics Library, which has recently grown to surpass 11,000 titles, now also includes the George Wythe Collection! This collection consists of 160 titles and has been added at no additional cost to subscribers.

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. Last month, the indexing for Massachusetts was completed back to inception. Other states that have been indexed back to inception include California, New York, Maryland, Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Texas, and Indiana. Moving forward, the focus will be on Minnesota.

Provincial Statutes of Canada includes the Provincial Statutes for all ten Canadian provinces and contains more than a million pages of public and private acts passed by Canadian provincial governments. This database has been updated to include current coverage for New Brunswick. Other provinces containing current, revised, and historical coverage include Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Yukon Territory.

Art Antiquity and Law, which is a title exclusively available in HeinOnline, has recently been updated to include Vol. XXIII #1. This database provides complete coverage of this industry-leading journal which provides up-to-date and timely coverage of important issues in the art and history communities. It also includes key monographs on the topic.

Buddhism, Law & Society has been updated to include volume 2. This title, which is also available in print and online, is the first interdisciplinary academic journal to focus on the relationship between Buddhism, law, and society. Buddhism and its many social and legal manifestations are a central area of interest for the journal, as are the state’s legal relations to Buddhist actors, institutions, and texts.

The 2016-2017 Volume of Subject Compilations of State Laws is now available in print and in HeinOnline. The 2016-2017 volume contains 600 entries under 225 main subject headings. New topics in this volume include robots and transportation companies like Uber and Lyft.

New Print Publication

The Little Book on Oral Argument, 2nd Edition is now available. This new edition updates language and technical advances from the past two decades.

Spinelli’s Oral Histories

Two new videos from Spinelli’s Oral History of Law Librarianship are now available, featuring Bridget Reischer of Harvard University’s Law Library and Roger Skalbeck, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Library and Information Services of the University of the University of Richmond.

Upcoming Meetings

Various HeinOnline representatives will be attending the following meetings over the next couple of months:

  • Missouri Bibliographic Information User System (MOBIUS): June 4-5 (Tim Hooge attending)
  • British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) – Birmingham, UK: June 7-9 (Shannon Hein attending)
  • Law Librarians of New England (LLNE) – Boston, MA: June 8 (Steve Roses attending)
  • State University of New York System Library Association (SUNYLA) – Canandaigua, NY: June 13-16 (Roxanne Marmion & Lauren Mattiuzzo attending)
  • American Library Association (ALA) – New Orleans, LA: June 21-26 (Shane Marmion, Shannon Hein, Steve Roses, Shannon Furtak, and Tim Hooge attending)
  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) – Baltimore, MD: July 14-17 (Kevin Marmion, Shane Marmion, Shannon Hein, Daniel Rosati, Dick Spinelli, Steve Roses, Shannon Furtak, Tim Hooge, and Ben Boron attending)

Be sure to stop by and visit the Hein booth!

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.

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