May 2018 Newsletter – New Print Publications

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

Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books, 1st Congress-114th Congress, Fourth Edition


  • The first and only resource of its kind—an essential tool for legislative history research!
  • New editors succeed the incomparable Nancy P. Johnson while maintaining her absolute accuracy and quality standards
  • Contains more than 3,300 laws and nearly 7,800 bibliographic records
  • Easy-to-use and comprehensive format is perfect for librarians, attorneys, government employees, students, and researchers
  • Since the last edition, there are more than 1,100 new laws and nearly 1,800 new bibliographic entries!

About This Title


A legislative history is the collection of documents produced in Congress during the enactment of a law. These documents are the “working papers” behind the often terse statutory language. Judges, lawyers, law students, scholars, and interest groups have a need in their work to determine the legislative intent of a statute to resolve ambiguities created by the general language of the act. This book was originally created and edited by the late law librarian Nancy P. Johnson, and is now updated by professional law librarians Ron Wheeler and Jenna Fegreus. This new fourth edition is updated with more than 1,100 new laws and nearly 1,800 new bibliographic entries, including two types of compiled legislative histories. The first part of this book includes works issued by commercial sources and legislative histories by topic. The second part, the main portion of this work, includes works compiled for major laws. The third and final part contains an Author-Title Index and a Public Law Index. Beginning with the 113th Congress, this new edition also includes a summary of each source at the conclusion of every entry to provide further insight into sources and the ways in which they may be useful for further research. This print edition will be added to HeinOnline with a one-year delay.

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About the Editors


Ronald E. Wheeler

Ronald E. Wheeler received his BA from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, MLIS from Wayne State University, and JD from the University of Michigan Law School. A recognized leader in the area of legal research instruction, he has served in various law library management roles at law schools across the country, including Suffolk University Law School, the University of San Francisco School of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, and the University of New Mexico School of Law. During 2016-17, Director Wheeler served as president of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), becoming the first African-American male president of AALL. He is a member of the Law Librarians of New England (LLNE), serves on the executive board of the New England Law Library Consortium (NELLCO), and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Legal Information Review.

Jenna E. Fegreus

Jenna E. Fegreus is a Senior Legal Information Librarian at Boston University School of Law, where she also teaches legal research classes. Prior to joining the Boston University staff, Jenna had experience working as a library assistant and special projects cataloger at the Social Law Library, as a judicial intern at both the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Land Court, and as a legal intern in former Massachusetts Governor Patrick’s Office of Policy and Cabinet Affairs, among others. She holds a BA from Providence College, a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, and a JD from Northeastern University School of Law. Jenna is currently serving as the Vice President/President-Elect of the Association of Boston Law Librarians (ABLL).

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Recommended Publications for Legal Research, 2017


  • Save hours of collection development time with this easy-to-use and well-established tool
  • All titles classified by subject and ranked to help determine the most essential resources for your library
  • Quickly review new titles in nearly 50 established or developing subject areas
  • New compiler is a librarianship expert with years of experience!

About This Title


For nearly 40 years, this annual publication has been providing guidance to law librarians to assist them in developing collections that support the curriculum and research needs of their users. The volume for each year contains a subject index, a main entry index, and a list of recommended titles organized by subject areas. Following the pattern established by the AALS publication Law Books Recommended for Libraries, the letters “A”, “B”, and “C” have been assigned to indicate recommendations for various types and sizes of collections. The previous editors of Recommended Publications were Oscar J. Miller & Mortimer Schwartz (1970-2000) and Mary F. Miller (2001-2016). For related material, please see Hein Item #11739 for Advance Bibliography of Law and Related Fields (Green Slips); and Hein Item #11739 for Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields.

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About the Compiler

Patricia Roncevich has been the Acquisitions/Serials Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law since 2003.  As the co-head of Technical Services Department, she leads the Collection Development team and is responsible for collection maintenance. Since coming to Pitt she has overseen a complete review/weeding project of the periodical and treatise collections and worked as part of the team to establish an Arabic law collection.  Prior coming to Pitt she was the Serials Librarian and a cataloger at the Clifford E. Barbour Library at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She also served as the Head Librarian on the Semester at Sea program.

Pat has published and presented on issues dealing with ownership of electronic data. She has presented programs at the AALL Annual Conference. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Western Pennsylvania Law Libraries Association (WPLLA) and NASIG. She has served on the AALL Technical Services Special Interest Section Executive Board as well as on the WPLLA board over the years.

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Kavass’s Guide to the United States Treaties in Force

2017 Edition Now Available in Print


The United States has a complete and efficient system for documentation of treaty law of any country in the world. Every year, the United States Department of State compiles an annual list of all bilateral and multilateral treaty agreements that are considered to be in force, in whole or in part, for the United States. This compilation, known as Treaties in Force, consists of two lists: one contains bilateral agreements arranged by country and then by subject, and the other contains multilateral agreements arranged by subject.

The Guide to United States Treaties in Force provides access to currently operative bilateral and multilateral agreements of the United States from a variety of perspectives.

Included in the Complete Set


  • Part I: Numerical lists of in-force bilateral and multilateral treaties and agreements of the United States
  • Part II: Subject lists of bilateral and multilateral treaties and agreements listed in Treaties in Force
  • Part III: Chronological index to United States multilateral agreements in force and a directory of multilateral treaties and agreements in force
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  • 2017 Edition Books I, II & III (paper)………………………………………..$399.99
  • 2016 Edition Books I, II & III (paper)………………………………………..$399.99

While supplies last, save 25% on these earlier editions!

  • 2015 Edition Books I, II & III (paper)………………………………………..$395.00 $296.25
  • 2014 Edition Books I, II & III (paper)………………………………………..$385.00 $288.75
  • 2013 Edition Books I, II & III (paper)………………………………………..$365.00 $273.75
  • 2012 Edition Books I, II & III (paper)………………………………………..$355.00 $266.25
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Administrative Decisions Under Immigration and Nationality Laws

Volume 26 Now Available in Print


Whether for a practicing immigration attorney in need of current precedent decisions or an immigration law researcher, Administrative Decisions Under Immigration and Nationality Laws is the premier source for U.S. immigration policy and practice.

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has been given nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals from certain decisions made by immigration judges and by district directors of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a wide variety of proceedings in which the Government of the United States is one party and the other party is an alien, a citizen, or a business firm.

BIA decisions are binding on all DHS officers and immigration judges unless modified or overruled by the Attorney General or a federal court. Most BIA decisions are subject to judicial review in the federal courts. The majority of appeals reaching the BIA involve orders of removal and applications for relief from removal. The BIA is directed to exercise its independent judgment in hearing appeals for the Attorney General.

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  • The Set, v. 1-26 (1940-2017)…………………………………………………………$1,950.00
  • Per volume, v. 26 (Sep. ’12 – March ’17) (Domestic)………………..$110.00
  • Per volume, v. 26 (Sep. ’12 – March ’17) (Foreign)……………………$146.75
  • Per volume, v. 25…………………………………………………………………………….$105.00
  • Per volume, v.24……………………………………………………………………………..$95.00
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