October 2018 Newsletter – Introduction

October 2018 Newsletter

Table of Contents

Content Summary

  • Updated databases: 49
  • New titles: 1,716
  • New pages added last month: 430,839
  • Total pages in HeinOnline: 160,527,972

Dear Valued Customer,

There’s a refreshing chill in the air, American football season is in full swing, and most consumables have been infused with pumpkin spice flavor. Don’t get your parkas on just yet—HeinOnline is heating things up this month with the highly anticipated release of Phase I of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set!  The Serial Set, widely considered to be the single most important series of government publications, will be fully indexed with nearly 85% of its content linked to or available within HeinOnline.

In addition to the Serial Set, we’ve been hard at work on regular content updates. Keep reading to find out what’s new with the most recent HeinOnline content release!

Content Updates

Included among the new 800+ Congressional Research Service Reports this month are documents pertaining to Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination, and other Supreme Court Nomination-related material.

The Law Journal Library continues to grow with the addition of 9 new journals this month. Additionally, more than 200 new titles were added to Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law, more than 80 titles were added to the Legal Classics Library, and more than 30 titles were added to Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II. Altogether, more than 1,700 titles have been added to various databases in HeinOnline, which are noted in this month’s content release.

Coming SoonThis Month! (October 2018)

We are excited to announce that Phase I of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set will be available this month in HeinOnline! This will be included at no additional charge for U.S. Academic and Core Plus subscribers, Government, Politics & Law subscribers, and subscribers of HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents database. The Serial Set is an ongoing project in HeinOnline with the goal to add more than four million pages each year until completion.

Major Database Updates (2)

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. Last month, the indexing for Louisiana and Mississippi were completed back to inception. Other states that have been indexed back to inception include California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Moving forward, the focus will be on South Carolina.

The FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2016: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 114-185 is a new title that has been added to the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library. This legislative history was compiled by William H. Manz.

More than 50 pamphlets have been added to Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law thanks to the South Carolina Historical Society’s Special Collections Department.

New Print Publication

Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries by Shamika D. Dalton, Yvonne J. Chandler, Vicente E. Garces, Dennis C. Kim-Prieto, Carol Avery Nicholson, and Michele A. L. Villagran is now available. This book is a perfect for learning about the history of ethnic diversity within AALL and the essential role of minority law librarians in organizations and democratic society.

Spinelli’s Oral Histories

A new video is now available featuring John E. Christensen, Professor Emeritus of Law and Retired Director of the Law Library of Washburn University Topeka, KS.

Upcoming Meetings

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

Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) – Memphis, TN
  • October 11-13 (Steve Roses attending)
Frankfurt Book Fair – Frankfurt, Germany
  • October 10-14 (Shannon Hein and Lynne Zona attending)
Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL) – Cincinnati, OH
  • October 17-19 (Steve Roses attending)
Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) – Arlington, VA
  • October 22-25 (Roxanne Marmion attending)
American Association for Paralegal Education (AAPE) – Newport, RI
  • October 31 – November 3 (Steve Roses attending)
Charleston Library Conference – Charleston, SC
  • November 6 (Steve Roses and Tim Hooge attending)
New York Library Association – Rochester, NY
  • November 8-9 (Ben Boron 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.

Title & Publication Changes

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

Please continue reading this month’s newsletter by browsing the table of contents to read in-depth descriptions of all the content and features which have been released this month.


Benjamin Boron
HeinOnline Marketing Department