March 2019 Newsletter – Introduction


Table of Contents

  • Updated databases: 56
  • New titles: 50,422
  • New volumes: 60,895
  • New pages added last month: 2,353,888
  • Total pages in HeinOnline: 170,153,248


HeinOnline has reached a new milestone and officially surpassed 170 million pages of content! We also have quite a bit of additional exciting information to share from the past few weeks—the first new database of 2019 was released, U.S. News & World Reports announced they are considering using HeinOnline’s ScholarCheck to evaluate law school scholarly impact, and two new print titles were published. Keep reading for more details, other HeinOnline content news, upcoming trade shows, and much more.

Content Updates

The Law Journal Library continues to grow with the addition of 11 new journals this month and will continue to grow with the forthcoming addition of thirteen new titles from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Three new volumes of Recueil des cours en ligne / Hague Academy Collected Courses Online have been added, which includes two titles in each volume. More than 180 titles were recently added to the Legal Classics Library, more than 130 titles were added to Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II, and 22 new titles were added to Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights.

In the News (2)

U.S. News & World Report is the global authority in education rankings. They specifically rank the Best Law Schools based on a number of factors, including LSAT scores, job placement success, student-faculty ratio, and much more. U.S. News has been collaborating with the Hein Company to potentially create a new ranking, which would evaluate the scholarly impact of law schools across the United States.

Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies: A Bibliographic Listing has been named to the 2018 List of Best Historical Materials. The list recognizes effectiveness in coverage of historical resources in all fields of history and promotes enhanced availability of historical works and information, and is published in Reference and User Services Quarterly. These sources are selected by the Historical Materials committee that seeks to improve the usefulness of bibliographies, historical materials, and indexes in the field of history and shared among bibliographers, indexers, publishers, and professional associations.

New Database

We are pleased to announce the first new database of 2019: GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions. This database is free for HeinOnline Academic and U.S. Core + subscribers and includes more than 47,000 titles and nearly two million pages!

HeinOnline’s GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions database contains reports on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs conducted by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). All published reports, testimonies, correspondence, and special publications are included (products that are restricted or classified are not). GAO Comptroller General Decisions contain decisions and opinions issued by the Comptroller General in areas of federal law such as appropriations, bid protests, and federal agency rulemaking. The GAO Reports and Comptroller Decisions contains all Reports and Testimonies from inception to date, all Bid Protests, Appropriations Law, and Other Legal Work through 2008. HeinOnline is working to add 2009 to date and will have these reports added in the near future.

Major Database Updates (3)

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. Recently, the indexing for Rhode Island was completed back to inception. Other states that have been indexed back to inception are California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas. Moving forward, the focus will be on Tennessee.

We recently announced that we are excited to include major enhancement to our existing and long-standing partnership with Brill Publishing. In the upcoming months, Hein will offer subscriptions to the Brill | Nijhoff Current Content Collections, which will provide access to the most recent 3 volumes of almost sixty periodicals and yearbooks. As we did previously, we will continue to offer access to the Brill | Nijhoff archival content with a three-year moving wall. As a result, we are now able to offer Brill’s worldwide customer base the option to access the entire history of this highly prestigious list in international law. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

We are always increasing the value of a HeinOnline subscription, and are pleased to announce that we will be expanded our existing agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.! HeinOnline currently has eight Wiley journals available and will be expanding the relationship to include 13 more titles. These titles will be added at no additional cost and are expected to be available within the next couple of months.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The fifth update to the Serial Set is now available, which includes more than 450 volumes and 290,000 pages of content! More than 86% of the Serial Set is currently available in HeinOnline or via HathiTrust Digital Library.

New Print Publications (2)

The much anticipated Monograph Series VI: Global Space Governance and the UN 2030 Agenda is now available. This title answers important questions about and presents fresh ideas aimed at ensuring continued sustainable development of outer space.

California Administrative Law: A Legal Research Guide is also now available. This title is a practical step-by-step guide for tracking proposed regulations, locating administrative decisions, and researching California regulatory history tasks.

Spinelli’s Oral Histories

A new video is now available featuring Jean Holcomb, retired Director of the King County (Washington) Law Library in Seattle, WA.

Upcoming Meetings

Visit us at the next trade show! HeinOnline representatives will be attending the following upcoming meetings:

Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (Vendor Day) – Los Angeles, CA

  • March 14, 2019 (Steve Roses attending)

Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries – Hot Springs, VA

  • March 21-23, 2019 (Steve Roses attending)

Association of College and Research Libraries – Cleveland, OH

  • April 10-12, 2019 (Steve Roses and Tim Hooge attending)

Southwestern Association of Law Libraries – Little Rock, AR

  • April 14-16, 2019 (Steve Roses attending)

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.

Additionally, a new section is available which contains a list of available and missing volumes of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in HeinOnline.

Title & Publication Changes

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


Benjamin Boron
HeinOnline Marketing Department