March 2018 Newsletter – Major Database Updates

March 2018 Newsletter


Table of Contents

Content Summary

  • Updated Databases: 52
  • New titles: 2,370
  • New volumes: 2,983
  • New pages: 829,079
  • Total Pages: 155,774,519

Legal Classics Library Now Includes More than 11,000 Titles


In March of 2005, Legal Classics was launched with just 100 titles and 300,000 pages. Since then, it’s grown to include nearly 11,500 titles, with more than 200 titles added in the February 2018 content release alone.

Content in this database is authored by some of the world’s most well-known and celebrated legal scholars, including:

Joseph Story, an American lawyer, served on the United States Supreme Court from 1811 to 1845. He authored Commentaries on the Constitution of the United Statesa comprehensive treatise on United States constitutional provisions, which was first published in 1833. Story is also known for his opinions in two major Supreme Court cases: Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee (14 U.S. 304) and United States v. The Amistad (40 U.S. 518). Many additional books and articles by Joseph Story are available in HeinOnline.

Jeremy Bentham was an English philosopher, jurist, and early promoter of the idea of utilitarianism, a tradition which posits that an action is right if it tends to promote happiness and wrong if it produces the reverse. His first book, Fragment on Government: Being an Examination of What is Delivered on the Subject of Government in General, in the Introduction to Sir William Blackstone’s Commentarieswas published in 1776. He was an early advocate of equality between the sexes and the decriminalization of homosexuality. Check out other books and articles written by Bentham in various HeinOnline databases.

Benjamin Cardozo served as Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals before being appointed to the Supreme Court by President Herbert Hoover in 1932. He was a supporter of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal program and known for his gentle nature. He wrote Nature of the Judicial Process, which was published in 1921, in addition to these other books and articles available in HeinOnline.


Session Laws Update


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!

Georgia is Now Fully Indexed


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

  1. California (1849-2016)
  2. New York (1691-2016)
  3. Maryland (1692-2017)
  4. Florida (1822-2017)
  5. Illinois (1809-2015)
  6. Ohio (1788-2016)
  7. Georgia (1735-2017)

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 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.