May 2018 Newsletter – New Databases

May 2018 Newsletter

Content Summary

  • Updated databases: 55
  • New titles: 2,884
  • New volumes: 3,384
  • New pages added last month: 657,245
  • Total pages in HeinOnline: 157,164,012

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

FREE for U.S. core subscribers, academics, and other institutional libraries!

Periodicals, legislative histories and government documents on this timely topic!

This new HeinOnline collection brings together more than 500 titles dealing with this difficult and important topic. Included are periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS Reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. Links to nearly 500 scholarly articles, an extensive bibliography, and a balanced selection of external resources to further research this subject are also provided. Research the National Firearms Act, the United States v. Miller and District of Columbia v. Heller decisions, and other key aspects of this subject.

Last week marked the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, which occurred April 20, 1999. Additionally, several of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history have occurred in the past few months. HeinOnline is pleased to offer this timely collection of materials free of charge to 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 help facilitate productive discussions and bring people together to effect positive change and prevent more senseless loss of life. We encourage librarians to share this resource openly with all patrons.

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Important Titles Include

  • The Omnibus Anti-Crime Act: A Legislative History of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322
  • Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 103-159
  • Journal on Firearms and Public Policy
  • Gun Control Act of 1968
  • Briefs filed in Supreme Court Cases on gun control

Categorizations in the Database

Browse relevant journals such as:

  • FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
  • Fugitives Wanted by Police
  • Journal on Firearms and Public Policy

Legislative Histories
Research legislative intent behind major public laws and follow the progression of a bill from its introduction to its passage. Documents include bill versions, House and Senate reports, congressional hearings, the full text of the public law, and other related documents.

CRS Reports
Read quick summaries as well as the reports themselves, written by the Congressional Research Service, which define issues in a legislative context.

Sift through congressional hearings, which include opinions on proposed legislation and implementation of laws.

Supreme Court Briefs
View briefs filed in important Supreme Court cases regarding gun control such as United States v. Miller and District of Columbia v. Heller.

Other Related Works
Browse books and documents relevant to this timely topic. Users have the ability to browse by title, author, date, and subject.

Continue your research with these additional titles, which include OCLC numbers to locate material in other libraries.

Scholarly Articles
Explore leading articles on the topic of gun control which link to the Law Journal Library.

External Links
Find outside resources for additional information on gun control and the Second Amendment.


Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide Including New York City and the District of Columbia

More than 1,500 links to full-text documents in HeinOnline!

Available Digitally for the First Time

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 is an invaluable and comprehensive tool for researchers. Unprecedented in its coverage of territorial government, this database holds resources that reveal the underlying legal principles that helped shape the United States. Research how foreign countries controlled the laws of these territories and how the states eventually broke away to govern themselves. Examine the legal issues with Native Americans, inter-state and the Mexican and Canadian borders, and the development of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government.


What’s Included

This database contains bibliographies, references, and discussions on a varied list of source materials, including:

  • State codes drafted by Congress
  • County, state, and national archives
  • Journals and digests
  • State and federal reports, citations, surveys, and studies
  • Books, manuscripts, papers, speeches, and theses
  • Town and city records and documents
  • And more!


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Non-U.S. State Package Subscribers…………………..$275.00 $220.00 one-time fee*


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