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Dear Kaylyn,

Happy Summer! We hope you are enjoying sunshine and warmer temperatures like we are. We are currently gearing up for AALL; it's only two weeks away! Be sure to look at our recently announced booth demo schedule and stop by Booth #319 at this year's meeting.

This month, more than 800,000 pages were added to HeinOnline! The National Survey of State Laws database was updated, the National Institutes were added to the ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals, and we completed the archives of the New York State Comptroller Opinions with the addition of the 1945-1978 opinions. 

Be sure to check out the newest guest blog post from National Survey of State Laws editor Rich Leiter; a recent post on the basics of legal research; this month's Oral Histories update; and July's Trivia!

Please take a moment to read the June 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
    • Insolvency and Restructuring International
    • Journal on Migration and Human Security
    • Law Times
    • Manchester Review of Law, Crime and Ethics
    • Philippine Journal of Punlic Administration
    • TALL Quarterly
    • Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal - Indexing Only
    • Women's Suffrage Journal
  • Legal Classics: 107 new titles added, including:
    • National Firearms Act Handbook - 1v. Washington: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 2009
    • Federal Election Campaign Laws - 15v. Washington, D.C.: Federal Election Commission, 1975-2015
  • Early American Case Law: 1 new title added:
    • Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law: With Tables of the Cases and Principle Matters  - 118v. Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson, 1813-1865
  • Religion and the Law: 24 new titles added, including:
    • History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages - 3v. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1888 - Henry Charles Lea
  • Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law: 1 new title added:
    • Times Law Reports and Commercial Cases (1884-1952)
  • State Reports: A Historical Archive: 1 new title added:
    • Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota - 79v. Rochester: Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Co., 1890-1953
  • U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals: 25 new titles added, including:
    • U.S. Climate Action Report (1994-2014)
  • U.S. Congressional Documents: 1,441 new titles added, including:
  • World Constitutions Illustrated: Contemporary & Historical Documents: 19 new titles added, including:
    • Historical and Political Discourse of the Law and Government of England: From the First Times to the End of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth - 1v. London: Printed for D. Browne, and A. Millar, 1760 - Nathaniel Bacon
    • Constitutional History of South Carolina from 1725 to 1775 - 1v. Abbeville: Hugh Wilson, 1899 - D.D. Wallace
    • Constitutional and Legal System of Israel - 1v. New York: Israel Office of Information, 1957 - Shabtai Rosenne
  • World Trials Library: 18 new titles added, including:
    • Trial of Jeanne d'Arc - 1v. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1931 - W.P. Barrett, Translator


Notable Titles Added to the Law Journal Library

Journal on Migration and Human Security: Vols. 1-4#1 (2013-2016). The Journal on Migration and Human Security (JMHS) is a peer-reviewed public policy publication of the Center for Migration Studies (CMS). The journal's theme of "human security" is meant to evoke the widely shared goals of creating secure and sustaining conditions in migrant sending communities; promoting safe, legal migration options; and developing immigration and integration policies that benefit sending and receiving communities and allow newcomers to lead productive, secure lives. This thematic focus encompasses the broad scope of the social, political and economic dimensions of "human security."

Insolvency and Restructuring International: Full Text: Vols. 1-18 (2007-2014). Indexed: Vols. 1-10 #1 (2007-2016). Insolvency and Restructuring International aims to cover issues of relevance to the international legal business community, particularly those involved in all aspects of insolvency, bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and restructuring. Published twice a year by the Insolvency Section, part of the IBA's Legal Practice Division, the journal reaches over 800 leading practitioners around the world. Articles provide a practical analysis of current developments and timely issues in the area of insolvency and creditors' rights, and in other areas of law that will be of interest to insolvency practitioners, and offer a survey of the law in areas of particular interest to our international readership. Regular features include regional news, reports of committee and subcommittee activities and projects, and news from 'Global Turnaround', the leading international newsletter for company rescue and bankruptcy specialists.

Manchester Review of Law, Crime and Ethics: Vols. 1-4 (2012-2015). The Manchester Review of Law, Crime and Ethics is a student led peer-reviewed journal founded in 2012. It enables selected pieces written by our students to be published on an annual basis, exhibiting the best academic work on both the undergraduate and graduate levels and showcasing the high quality teaching and learning at the School of Law. Run through a partnership of the law faculty members and a board of student editors, the Manchester Review aims to continue in the footsteps of great legal journals like the Harvard and Yale Law Reviews. It contributes to the development of essay writing as well as providing students with a unique outlook on potential academic and legal careers. Fully supported by University of Manchester staff and students, the journal strives to act as an academic beacon for the University, recognizing and rewarding students for their work.

National Institute Publications Added to ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals 

The ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals now features the program materials from the National Institutes. New for 2016, the ABA/Hein partnership has been expanded to include program materials from the ABA Center for Professional Development’s National Institutes, 2012 to date. These substantive materials are assembled each year by the faculty for in-person programs and represent original analyses of legal developments in the subject areas being addressed. Many of these well-respected programs go back 10 years or more, and we are proud to offer them in a digital library for the first time.
2016 National Institutes:
  • Internet of Things (IoT) National Institute
  • White Collar Crime 2016
  • Gaming Law Minefield 2016
  • National Institute on Cybersecurity 2016

2015 National Institutes:
  • Class Actions 2015
  • Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy 2015
  • Negotiating Business Acquisitions 2015
  • National Institute for New Partners 2015
  • National Aging and Law Conference 2015
  • Securities Fraud 2015
  • Medical Device Law: Compliance Issues, Best Practices and Trends 2015
  • Consumer Financial Services Basics 2015
  • Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies 2015
  • Aviation Litigation 2015
  • False Claims Act and Qui Tam Trial Institute
  • E-Discovery 2015
  • Health Care Fraud 2015
  • White Collar Crime 2015
  • Gaming Law Minefield 2015

2014 National Institutes:
  • Internal Corporate Investigations 2014
  • Criminal Tax Fraud 2014
  • Aviation Litigation 2014
  • Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement 2014
  • E-Discovery 2014
  • Health Care Fraud 2014
  • Gaming Law Minefield 2014
  • National Aging and Law Conference 2014
  • International Regulation and Compliance 2014
  • GPSolo National Solo & Small Firm Conference 2014
  • Class Actions 2014
  • Consumer Financial Services Basics
  • Securities Fraud 2014
  • Negotiating Business Acquisitions 2014
2013 National Institutes:
  • Criminal Tax Fraud 2013
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2013
  • Negotiation Business Acquisitions 2013
  • Aviation Litigation
  • False Claims Act and Qui Tam Institute 2013
  • Health Care Fraud 2013
  • ABA GPSolo National Solo & Small Firm Conference 2013
  • Securities Fraud 2013
  • Class Actions 2013
  • Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel 2013
  • E-Discovery 2013
  • Gaming Law Minefield 2013
  • White Collar Crime 2013
2012 National Institutes:
  • ABA GPSolo National Solo & Small Firm Conference
  • Class Actions 2012
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012
  • Class Actions 2012
  • Consumer Financial Services Basics 2012
  • Criminal Tax Fraud 2012
  • Aviation Litigation National Institute 2012
  • Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement 2012
  • Securities Fraud 2012
  • E-Discovery 2012
  • Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel 2012


National Survey of State Laws Database Updated

A brand-new chapter was added, the chapter on Marijuana was updated, and two chapters that were removed between editions have been updated and reinstated.

Civil Shoplifting

Civil Shoplifting is a unique and little-known area of law which came to the attention of Professor Ryan Sullivan, a supervising attorney at the University of Nebraska's Civil Law Clinic, who authored this chapter. Many states have passed laws giving store owners the ability to pursue a civil action against accused shoplifters without requiring criminal prosecution. This new topic can be accessed here:




In the seventh edition of National Survey of State LawsMarijuana was removed from the Illegal Drugs chapter and given its own treatment, as more states move toward decriminalization and legalization of marijuana. This chapter has already been updated in the database. Note that new and updated chapters are called out in the topic list:


Learn more here. 

New York State Comptroller Opinions

This month we added the 1945-1978 New York State Comptroller Opinions, which completes the archives in HeinOnline. This title is now available from 1945 to date.

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 have been further indexed this month back to 2005:
  • Oklahoma
  • Delaware
  • New Hampshire
  • Montana
This brings the total to 44 states that are now indexed to the chapter or act level for the past ten years.

Learn more 



You've been accepted to law school, and that's no small feat. Congratulations—your hard work has paid off, rewarding you with three years that will probably prove to be more intense than anything you've endured.

Wait. That doesn't sound like a reward. It sounds difficult, and it will be—but this short post can make it a little easier. Jump ahead of your classmates this summer by learning the basics of legal research in HeinOnline. Visit the law library early and access the world's largest image-based legal research database, which is guaranteed to be a favorite tool among 2L and 3L students, faculty, and library staff. HeinOnline documents are exact replicas of original print publications, and all documents are fully searchable. It's like having an entire library at your fingertips!


On June 3, a legend passed away, leaving much of the world in mourning.

Muhammad Ali — born Cassius Clay, and known fondly as The Greatest, The Champ, The People's Champion, and The Louisville Lip â€” was widely regarded as one of the most celebrated and controversial sports figures of the 20th century.  This excellent biographical obituary from describes his early life, his boxing career, and his larger-than-life presence in the world.

Ali fought battles both inside and out of the boxing ring. He rose to worldwide fame after winning a gold medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics, but returned home to a nation divided over civil rights and plagued by segregation and racism. Thus began his affiliation with the Nation of Islam, some of whose members preached against white power, even calling white people "the devil." He changed his name from Cassius Clay and in doing so, freed himself "from the identity given to my family by my slavemasters." After joining the Nation of Islam, he often made strong, inflammatory remarks, leading some to accuse Ali of being racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic. As he grew older and matured, his views and beliefs changed dramatically. According to this piece from Piers Morgan, Ali morphed from "angry firebrand activity to public advocate for global peace and harmony."


HeinOnline has a reputation as a go-to source for United States statutory documents and government publications, but the database also contains an incredible amount of content related to international law and international relations. In the Law Journal Library alone, nearly 700 journals are published outside of the United States. To find out which journals are published in each country, click Country from the browse options on the collection homepage:


State laws change. Constantly. Keeping a reference book that compares the most interesting and controversial laws in all 50 states current is like pushing a boulder up a hill that doesn’t have at its top a place for the boulder to rest. Every time you get it up there, it rolls back down; it’s a never-ending process. (It won’t surprise you to know that the laws change!) With the release of the first Interim Update to the 7th edition of National Survey of State Laws, I’ve pushed the boulder to the top of the first hill. Over the course of the next few months, I’ll be working to push it back up.

In addition to updating three important chapters, we’ve also added a brand new chapter on Civil Shoplifting statutes—an area of law that is little known for most people, but came to the attention of the chapter's creator, Professor Ryan Sullivan. Professor Sullivan is a supervising attorney at the University of Nebraska’s Civil Law Clinic. A client was sued by a store owner for restitution of shoplifted merchandise in a civil action. It turns out that there is no requirement that a shoplifter be arrested or cited for shoplifting in order for a store owner to sue to recover merchandise. Many states have passed laws that give the store owner the option of simply pursuing the accused shoplifter without the bother of prosecuting a criminal case.


New video interviews now available!

New video interviews are 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:

  • Edward T. Hart - Assistant Dean for Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law - University of North Texas - Dallas, TX
  • Paula Howe - Retired Law Librarian - Exxon Mobile - Houston, TX
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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!


Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F. A. Sandford
Kept: hein.beal/rdscus1856
Deleted: hein.trials/abkv0001
In the Matter of the Application for Admission to Probate of a Certain Paper Writing, Purporting to Be the Last Will and Testament of Edwin P. Christy, Deceased. Proceedings and Testimony before Hon. Gideon J. Tucker, Surrogate
Kept: trials/aapcpw (new)
Deleted: trials/aald
Amending Process in the Senate (March 15, 2013)
Federal Employees' Retirement System: Benefits and Financing (January 30, 2014)

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact
Where in the World Is Hein? We will be attending the following meetings in July and August.
  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) - Chicago, IL
    • July 16-19 (Steve Roses, Dick Spinelli, Shannon Hein, Dan Rosati, Kevin Marmion, Shane Marmion, Tim Hooge, Bonnie Hein, Kaylyn Zurawski, and Shannon Sabo attending)
  • International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) - Oxford, UK
    • July 31-August 3 (Shannon Hein attending)
  • American Bar Association 2016 Annual Meeting (ABA) - San Francisco, CA
    • August 4-9 (Shane Marmion and Tim Hooge attending)
  • IFLA World Library and Information Congress (IFLA) - Columbus, Ohio
    • August 13-19 (Shannon Hein attending)
  • Australian Law Librarians' Association (ALLA) - Melbourne, Victoria
    • August 24-26 (Shannon Hein attending)

Stop by and say hi!
AALL is two weeks away and we are so excited to see everyone in Chicago! We recently announced our booth demo schedule here. Be sure to stop by booth #319 while you're at the show and find out how you could win an Apple iPad Pro or ASUS Chromebook!


Follow @HeinOnline on Twitter to keep updated on the latest HeinOnline enhancements, news, and happenings! Here are some of June's Top Tweets:

HeinOnline‏ @HeinOnline Jun 2

Researching the #USAPatriotAct? We have a legislative history series in print:  and online: .

HeinOnline‏ @HeinOnline Jun 6

We mourn the passing of #MuhammadAli and we remember #TheChamp. "Don't count the days. Make the days count." #WordsToLiveBy

HeinOnline‏ @HeinOnline Jun 10

Check out the new chapter on Civil Shoplifting in the National Survey of State Laws database:  @rleiter

HeinOnline‏ @HeinOnline Jun 16

Do you love #legislativehistory as much as we do? Check out the extensive collection we have and some search tips: 

HeinOnline‏ @HeinOnline Jun 23
Writing a reference book is no easy task! Learn how @rleiter developed National Survey of State Laws: 


Congrats to:
Savanna Nolan
Digital Reference Librarian
University of Baltimore School of Law

June Trivia:
Q: Steve Roses, Dick Spinelli and Bonnie Hein were recently in Texas for SEALL/SWALL and visited this library and museum pictured below.

A: George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum


Email your answer to by July 31, 2016.
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