June 2018 Newsletter – Major Database Updates

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

The George Wythe Collection is Now Available in Legal Classics!

In February, we announced that the Legal Classics database had reached more than 11,000 titles. We are now excited to announce a new addition to this database! The George Wythe Collection, composed of 160 titles, is now available in Legal Classics. Although the George Wythe Collection is much larger than 160 titles, the HeinOnline set contains mainly law-related content. This collection has been added at no additional cost to subscribers.

Who Was George Wythe?

George Wythe was the first American law professor, a noted classics scholar, and a Virginia judge. His was the first of seven Virginia signatures on the Declaration of Independence. Wythe was so highly respected by his fellow Virginians that the other delegates left a space so that his signature would appear first, as he was absent from the meeting the day they signed the document. He served as one of Virginia’s representatives to the Continental Congress and the Philadelphia Convention. Additionally, he taught and mentored famous American leaders such as Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and Henry Clay.

Wythe was a prominent law professor at the College of William & Mary, where he received the honorary degree of LL.D. For more than 20 years, Wythe taught many legal apprentices and developed several experimental tools, such as moot courts and mock legislative sessions, which are still used today. Upon his death in 1806, he left Jefferson with his large book collection. This collection was later sold to create the Library of Congress.

What Is the George Wythe Collection?

The George Wythe Collection was assembled in eighteenth-century Virginia by George Wythe. This collection includes Western classics on history, philosophy, science, mathematics, and law. The books directly impacted the development of Virginia law and the law of the new nation. In 2005, the Wolf Law Library of the College of William & Mary began a project to replicate this collection, focusing mainly on books relating to law. It includes both inventory titles inherited from Wythe and surviving books which belonged to Wythe.

We would like to thank the College of William & Mary, especially Linda Tesar, Head of Technical Services and Special Collections, for their generosity and assistance with developing this unique collection.


Session Laws Library

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!

Massachusetts Is Now Fully Indexed

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

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

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.

Provincial Statutes of Canada Update

The Provincial Statutes of Canada database includes Provincial Statutes for all ten Canadian provinces and contains more than a million pages of public and private acts passed by Canadian provincial governments.

Current Content Now Available for New Brunswick

The province of New Brunswick’s coverage in HeinOnline previously included historical and revised statutes only. New Brunswick has now been updated to include current coverage as well.

Current, Revised, and Historical Coverage:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick – New
  • Nova Scotia
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
  • Yukon Territory

Historical and Revised Statutes Only:

  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Territories

Using the Database

Select a province using the browse options at the top of the database homepage or the map view to see the available content for each province: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory.

Art Antiquity and Law

Vol. XXIII #1 is Now Available in Print and in HeinOnline!

  • Complete coverage of this industry-leading journal which provides up-to-date and timely coverage of important issues in the art and history communities
  • Perfect for legal practitioners, collectors, anthropologists, insurers, investors, historians, and more
  • Important and relevant monographs on this topic are also included online
  • Available digitally exclusively in HeinOnline—access all electronic materials for less than the cost of one print volume!

About Art Antiquity and Law

This new HeinOnline current content journal, published by the Institute of Art & Law, is designed for all who value the cultural and historical environment.

The principal aim of Art Antiquity and Law is to inform those who work in the art and antiquity world about the law governing their activities and the policies behind the law. The journal addresses the role law plays in shaping cultural policy. To understand law, however demanding the task, is to meet its challenges more effectively.

Art Antiquity and Law is designed for people who work in areas other than law, as well as for legal practitioners. Many articles are written by non-lawyers who have particular experience in applying or reforming the law. Art Antiquity and Law is accessible to collectors, auction house and market consultants, archaeologists, developers, investors, anthropologists, fund managers, insurers and loss adjusters, solicitors and barristers, university lawyers, local authorities, museum officers, art historians, tax advisers, owners of historic properties and cultural policy advisers. In addition journal content, several books on this topic are included in the current database.

Art Antiquity and Law is also available in the Law Journal Library with a three-year embargo.


Pricing Information

Online only…………..USD 235.00


  • United Kingdom………………..USD 365.00
  • Europe……………………………USD 390.00
  • Outside UK and Europe………USD 400.00
* Print subscriptions and back volumes available through the Institute of Art & Law. Hein is happy to handle a current subscription to this title on your behalf.


Buddhism, Law & Society

Vol. 2 Is Now Available in Print and in HeinOnline!

Buddhism, Law & Society 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.

About Buddhism, Law & Society

The premise of this journal is that Buddhism affected the political and legal structures of the countries where it was practiced over the past 2,500 years and the countries where it is currently practiced. At the same time, the political and legal systems of those Asian countries also regulated and exerted control over Buddhist sanctuaries and Buddhist practitioners within their jurisdictions and often still do. This journal aims to pursue these relations and makes no assumption as to how large or small those effects are.

Volume 2 includes:

  • Articles on the internal rules central to Buddhism’s religious practices, including whether or not a woman could reach enlightenment in this lifetime
  • Rules pertaining to the desecration of Buddhist monuments
  • An essay on how to correctly form a ritual space in which to ordain a monk or nun
  • And more!

Pricing Information

V.2 (2016-2017) Online access to current volume & complete archive: $75.00
V.2 (2016-2017) Online access plus annual bound volume: $88.00

V.1 (2015-2016): $90.00


Subject Compilations of State Laws

2016-2017 Volume Now Available in Print and in HeinOnline

The Subject Compilations of State Laws 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. The annotated material includes law review and other periodical articles, appellate court opinions, books, briefs from cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state courts, commercial database contents, federal and state government publications, looseleaf services, and websites. Database users also enjoy access to the current and all prior volumes in this series.

Most items were published in 2016 and 2017, as the title of this volume indicates. Older titles that have not been annotated in previous volumes of the Subject Compilations series have been included to provide bibliography users with citations to all state law comparisons known to the compiler.

About the Database

Researchers have instantaneous access to more than 25,000 bibliographic records, many with extensive annotations. Most importantly, the annotations link directly to articles and other documents residing in HeinOnline. In all, more than 12,000 records link to HeinOnline periodicals, while the majority of other records link to case law or external websites.

Also included in this collection is the State Law Index: An Index and Digest to the Legislation of the States of the United States Enacted During the Biennium, volumes 1-12 (1925-1948). This index, published biennially by the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress, is a valuable source for identifying, by subject, session laws enacted by the various states during the years involved.

Additional advantages:

  • Quickly access the subject headings recommended by the author
  • Frequent updating of the database
  • Exact replicas of the original bound volumes are included
  • All material is fully searchable
  • Database updated frequently