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Happy Spring! This month we added more than 960,000 pages of content, including an IFLP update, the Tennessee Bar Journal added to Bar Journals, three new titles added to Kluwer Law International Journal Library, and two new titles from the Animal Welfare Institute added to Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights, among others.

Be sure to check out the World Constitutions Illustrated February Update; a guest blog post from National Survey of State Law's editor, Rich Leiter; and April's Trivia!

Please take a moment to read the March Newsletter.

Kaylyn Zurawski
HeinOnline Marketing Department



Below is a summary of some of the notable titles included in this month's release.
  • Law Journal Library
    • Acta Facultatis Politico-Iuridicae Universitatis Scientiarum Budapestinensis de Rolando Eotvos Nominatae
    • Harmonius: Journal of Legal and Social Studies in South East Europe
    • Southern California Law Review Postscript
    • Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice
    • University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law Online
    • World Bulletin: Bulletin of the International Studies of the Philippines
  • New Bar Journal:
    • Tennessee Bar Journal
  • Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights: 9 new titles added, including:
    • Monkeys Don't Wear Diapers: Heartwarming and Heartbreaking Stories from a Monkey Sanctuary
    • Comfortable Quarters for Laboratory Animals
  • Kluwer Law International Journal Library: 2 new titles added, including:
    • Journal of European Consumer and Market Law
    • Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem
  • Legal Classics: 74 new titles added, including:
    • Hugnois Grotii De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres: Cum Annotatis Auctoris, Nec Non J.F. Gronovii Notis, & J. Barbeyacii Animadversionibus
  • Religion and the Law: 11 new titles added, including:
    • Codicis Iuris Canonici Fontes
    • New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge
  • Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf: 17 new titles added, including:
    • Colorado Legal Resources: An Annotated Bibliography
    • Right of Privacy: A Bibliography: 71 Years, 1890-1961
  • State Reports: A Historical Archive: 4 new titles added:
    • Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Errors of the State of Connecticut
    • Connecticut Supplement: Memoranda Filed in the Superior Court and the Courts of Common Pleas of the State of Connecticut
    • Connecticut Reports: Being Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Errors of the State of Connecticut
    • Pittsburgh Legal Journal
  • Tax Foundation Archive Publications: 11 new titles added, including:
    • Details and Analysis of Dr. Ben Carson's Tax Plan
    • Details and Analysis of Hilary Clinton's Tax Proposals
    • Details and Analysis of Bernie Sanders' Tax Plan
  • U.S. Congressional Documents: 636 new titles added, including:
  •  U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals: 12 new titles added, including:
    • Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1940-1987)
  • U.S. Federal Legislative History Library: 5 new titles added, including:
    • Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 114-26
    • Legislative History of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984: P.L. 98-473: 98 Stat. 1837: October 12, 1984
  • U.S. International Trade: 3 new titles added, including:
    • Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commissions
    • World Trade Annual Report
  • World Constitutions Illustrated: Contemporary & Historical Documents: 11 new titles added, including:
    • Adopcion de la Constitucion
  • World Treaty Library: 13 new titles added,including:
    • Coleccion de los Tratados de Paz, Alianza, Neutralidad, Garantia, Proteccion, Tregua, Mediacion, Accesion, Reglamento de Limites, Comercio, Navegacion, &c.


State Reports: A Historical Archive Update

This month we added more than 110,000 pages to State Reports, which has grown to include more than 10 million pages since its initial release. Notable additions to these collections include:
  • Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Errors of the State of Connecticut - v.69-149 New York: Published for the State of Connecticut by Banks & Brothers, 1897-1962
  • Connecticut Supplement: Memoranda Filed in the Superior Court and the Courts of Common Pleas of the State of Connecticut - 21v. Bridgeport: Connecticut Law Journal Publishing Co., 1935-1960
  • Pittsburgh Legal Journal - 111v. Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Bar Association, 1853-1963
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Notable Titles Added to the Law Journal Library
Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice: Vols. 1-4#1 (2012-2015) Title Varies: Vols. 1-2#1 (2012-2014) as RGSJ: Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice. RGSJ was established in the summer of 2011 by a small group of law students who felt like a change was needed in the legal community.They formed RGSJ to inform the community of injustices that were occurring in America against minority groups of race, gender, religion, poverty, ethnicity, etc. RGSJ is published twice a year by students of the University of Tennessee College of Law.
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law Online: Vols. 14-17 (2012-2014) Title Varies: Vols. 14-16 (2012-2013) as University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law Heightened ScrutinyJCL Online is part of the Journal's larger strategic vision of fostering academic discourse on cutting-edge issues in constitutional law. Volume 14 established JCL Online, originally called Heightened Scrutiny, as the Journal's online supplement, and Volume 15 was the first edition to be formally published as a companion to our print edition.

New Bar Journal

Tennessee Bar Journal: Vols. 1-52#1 (1965-2016). The Tennessee Bar Journal serves as the official monthly publication of the Tennessee Bar Association. All members receive the Journal as a benefit of their membership. Our members appreciate the way the Journal reflects the high professional standards of the legal community. We are proud to be a part of the 125 year tradition that is the TBA.

New Titles Added to Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf

Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights, Michelle M. Wu (2015). This book serves as a supplemental guide to educating new or aspiring law library directors. Practical in nature, it focuses on the pieces of directors’ jobs that are not explicit in any written description of the job. Most chapters focus on one of the director’s roles (e.g., mentor, mediator, fundraiser, opportunity seeker, politician, or committee member). Each starts with a case study to provide a realistic context in which to examine the subject, followed by analysis and commentary by successful, sitting directors. When possible, more than one commenter on a fact pattern was provided, to allow for a diversity of opinions and to highlight idea-generation over any specific solution. Other chapters cover basic issues such privacy, finances, data, and when (and how) to say no.

This title is published by William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and is available for purchase here
Learn more here.
To read a recent review of this title by the Law Library Journal, click here

New GD-SIS Bibliographies Added:
  • Colorado Legal Resources: An Annotated Bibliography, Compiled by Robert M. Linz, 2015
  • State Documents Bibliography: Maryland - Compiled by Katherine Baer, 2014
  • State Documents Bibliography: Montana - Compiled by Cynthia Condit, 2015

Two New Titles from the Animal Welfare Institute Added to Animal Studies: Law, Welfare, and Rights

The Animal Welfare Institute was founded in 1951 for the purpose of ending suffering of animals caused by people. The Institute was founded originally to stop the use of animals for experimentation but has since expanded to include all human actions detrimental to endangered species, including fighting the destruction of natural forests containing ancient trees, stopping pollution of the oceans that endanger marine life, and shutting down cruel animal factories that raise and slaughter animals. The AWI works to protect animals by implementing non-animal testing methods and prevention of painful experiments on animals in high schools.

Titles added:
  • Comfortable Quarters for Laboratory Animals - 1v. Washington: Animal Welfare Institute, 2015 - Cathy Liss, Ed.
  • Monkeys Don't Wear Diapers: Heartwarming and Heartbreaking Stories from a Monkey Sanctuary - 1v. Washington: Animal Welfare Institute, 2015 - Polly Schultz

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Update

Issue 2015:2 and Issue 2015:3 are now available online!
Issues 2015:2 and 2015:3 are now available in HeinOnline's Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals. The new issues, which are not available in hard copy as yet, contain the following:


Special Collections:
  • The Autonomy of Labour Law, 2015
  • Law, Politics and Rights: Essays in Memory of Kader Asmal, 2014
  • Of Courts and Constitutions: Liber Amicorum in Honour of Nial Fennelly, 2014
  • Same Sex Couples: Comparative Insights on Marriage and Cohabitation, 2015


Special Collections:
  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law, 2014
  • Changing Concepts of Contract: Essays in Honour of Ian Macneil, 2013
  • Fundamental Rights and Principles: Liber Amicorum Pieter van Dijk, 2013
  • The Future of Civil Litigation: Access to Courts and Court-Annexed mediation in Nordic Countries, 2014
  • International Law-Making: Essays in Honour of Jan Klabbers, 2014
  • Islamic Law in Theory: Studies on Jurisprudence in Honor of Bernard Weiss, 2014
  • Minorities, Their Rights, and the Monitoring of the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: Essays in Honour of Rainer Hofmann, 2014
  • Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation: Liber Amicorum for Hans Micklitz, 2014
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New Ranking Metric and Sorting Options Added to HeinOnline's Author Profiles

HeinOnline's Author Profile Pages allow users to view an author's list of articles and ScholarCheck rankings. Metric used to calculate an author's overall ranking include the number of times that author's articles have been cited by other articles, by articles written only in the past 10 years, and by cases, along with the number of times the articles have been accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period. 

Thanks to a suggestion from Marie Hamm, the Assistant Director for Collection Development and Adjunct Professor at the Regent University School of Law, author rankings now include a new metric, which counts the number of times an author's articles have been cited by articles written only within the past 12-24 months. The new metric enhances the rankings by considering what's most relevant today in addition to the other metrics, which account for quantitative author influence. 

Learn more here.

Enhancements to Session Laws Library

Our monthly update of Session Laws continues as we index to the chapter level or act level in 10-year increments, in reverse chronological order, starting with the states that are ranked highest by access for HeinOnline users. 

The following states have been further indexed this month back to 2005:
  • Missouri
  • Oregon
  • Michigan
  • New Mexico
This brings the total to 31 states that are now indexed to the chapter or act level for the recent increments.

Learn more 
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This past February, a judge in California ordered Apple, Inc. to help unlock an iPhone belonging to Syed Farook, one of the perpetrators of last December's San Bernardino shootings. A phone issued by Farook's employer was recovered by law enforcement and is locked with a four-digit password. Since too many incorrect attempts to guess the password will automatically wipe all data from the phone, the FBI has asked Apple to build a "back door" to this particular iPhone.

In an open letter to the public, Apple explains that they have provided requested data to the FBI on numerous occasions, and they regularly comply with valid search warrants and subpoenas. However, Apple contends in the letter that the FBI is asking for something unprecedented, which Apple considers to be too dangerous to create.


Last week, President Obama announced his choice for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement. The debate between Republicans and Democrats over whether Merrick Garland will even receive a hearing or vote appears to be far from over, but he is now in the public eye as a possible Supreme Court justice.

Merrick Garland is a U.S. Court of Appeals judge who, as a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice, supervised the prosecution of the Oklahoma City bombing and the Unabomber cases. He currently serves as the chief justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. According to, he is well known in Washington legal circles, and has drawn support from representatives of both parties. He is 63 years old, a former clerk of U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., and a graduate of Harvard Law School. He attended Harvard on scholarship for his undergraduate studies, graduated summa cum laude, and put himself through law school by tutoring, stocking shoes and, according to President Obama, "selling his comic book collection." Read Garland's law review articles, which have been cumulatively cited 240 times by other articles in HeinOnline, by accessing his author profile page.


Who doesn’t want to be an author? I always loved to write and jumped at any opportunity to do so. In fact, I came this close to graduating with an undergraduate degree in creative writing. After reality set in and I got my first academic law library job at the University of Texas’s famed Tarlton Law Library, my mentor and eventual friend, Professor Roy Mersky, recommended, among many other things, that I pursue writing book reviews for American Reference Books Annual (ARBA). He had been an ARBA contributor for many years. One of Roy’s reasons for writing for ARBA was that he got to keep the books! Frankly, he often had young staff members write his reviews for him.

ARBA relied on word of mouth for recruiting authors, and if you were selected, you filled out a profile about your interests to specify the types and how many books you wanted to review per month. Since ARBA only required about 200 words per review, they were easy to crank out. After three or four years of writing reviews for ARBA, I had reviewed about thirty or forty books. It was an excellent experience that not only forced me to think clearly about how to evaluate and recommend a book, but also taught me to be careful with words. I learned to be succinct, even pithy.


On February 29, President Obama issued this proclamation, which declared March 2016 to be Women's History Month and discussed the legacies of both prominent female trailblazers and women who are not included in history books. The proclamation addressed the progress that's been made, but acknowledged that work still remains to be done.

Women's History Month took root in 1909, when the first Women's Day occurred in New York City. It was organized by the Socialist Party and honored the anniversary of a garment workers' strike in which thousands of women marched for economic rights. Later, the National Women's History Project (NWHP) was founded in California after a group of women noticed that women were absent from history texts. As the result of their efforts to ensure that women's roles in history were celebrated and recognized annually, the week of March 8 was officially designated as Women's History Week. Several years later, this was expanded to include the entire month of March.


The internet is fantastic. You can figure out who sang that one-hit wonder you can't get out of your head, quickly determine the exact wording of Scrabble rules, and access millions of pages of law review articles with a swipe of your thumb.

There is still magic, however, in opening a book. Whether the book is brand new, old and musty, or somewhere in between, there is something exhilarating about opening and smelling its pages and discovering the wealth of information they contain. In addition to creating HeinOnline, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. publishes (and loves!) printed books.

One such title, Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights edited by Michelle Wu, recently received a glowing review in Law Library Journal. Written by Adeen Postar, Law Library Director at the University of Baltimore School of Lawthe review states that "This book should be required reading for every law librarian, as well as law school administrators and faculty." It discusses information contained in each of the book's four parts:


With the February release, 14 new documents and 18 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.

Costa Rica
  • The Constitution of 1949 was amended by Law No. 9305 of 24 August 2015, concerning Art. 1
  • Included is the text of the amending law from the official gazette and the consolidated text of the Legislative Assembly. We have updated our own current/latest translation correspondingly
  • The text of the amending law of 3 December 2015 to the Constitution of 2008. The Official Gazette has also now been made available
  • The Constitution of 1917 was amended twice at the end of January, by Decrees published in the Official Gazette of 27 and 29 January
  • Included is the Spanish texts of both amending laws, the consolidated text, and our updated current/latest translation


The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has dominated national news since the story of contaminated water poisoning families, especially children, broke earlier this year when multiple states of emergency were declared. Adding fuel to the outrage is the fact that 57% of Flint's residents are black, and nearly half of residents live beneath the poverty line.

In April of 2014, the state of Michigan decided to save money by changing Flint's water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. This occurred during a financial state of emergency for Flint, and was supposed to be a temporary solution while a new state-run water supply line to Lake Huron was made ready for connection. Soon after the water source changed, Flint residents reported to local leaders that the water was foul-smelling and tasting, and appeared dirty.

In October of 2014, General Motors stopped using Flint River water in its plants because it was corroding engine parts. Throughout 2015, residents were warned that their water contained high levels of various toxins, but were assured the water was safe for all except the sick and the elderly; subsequently, many businesses started bringing in coolers of clean water. 


New video interviews now available!

New video interviews are now available in An Oral History of Law Librarianship in Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf which now includes more than 200 videos!

The video interviews this month feature:

  • James E. Hambleton - Former Executive Director of the Law Library, Texas Wesleyan University, Retired Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University and Texas A & M University - Fort Worth, TX
  • Steven A. Lastres - Director of Knowledge Management, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP - New York, NY
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Remember to check out our newly available Oral Histories on HeinOnline's Youtube Channel as well as on the Hein Blog every Friday!


Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens; A Contribution to Modern Constitutional History
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Evolution Constitutionnelle du Second Empire (Doctrines, Textes, Histoire)
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Leyes Constitucionales de Mexico durante el Siglo XIX
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Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's Financial Problems: Frequently Asked Questions
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Trade deficit : hearing before the Subcommittee on International Trade of the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, March 23, 1984. Part 1
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Trade deficit : hearing before the Subcommittee on International Trade of the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, March 23, 1984. Part 2
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Legislation on Foreign Relations through 2005
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Report on human rights practices in countries receiving U.S. aid : report / submitted to the Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate, and Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, by the Department of State.
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Where in the World Is Hein? We will be attending the following meetings in April and May.
  • American Society of International Law  (ASIL) - Washington, DC
    • March 30-April 2
  • Public Library Association (PLA) - Denver, CO
    • April 5-9
  • European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) - Groningen, The Netherlands
    • April 13-16
  • Southwestern Association of Law Libraries/ Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SWALL/SEALL) - Dallas, TX
    • April 14-16
  • Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) - Vancouver, BC
    • May 15 - 18
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February Trivia:
QSteve Roses recently visited this college's library located in Portland, OR. What is the name of the University? 
Hint: Their mascot is the Griffin

A: Reed College Library in Portland, OR

Email your answer to by April 30, 2016.
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