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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: A Constitutional Powerhouse!

HeinOnline's World Constitutions Illustrated is the most complete source available for current and historical constitutions! Like most collections in HeinOnline, World Constitutions Illustrated will continue to grow, thanks especially to the collection's dedicated editor, Jef Ruchti. Earlier this month, this blog post from slaw.ca ranked WCI as the best commercial database for locating constitutional texts. According to the post's author, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, "This database is useful for original texts, consolidated texts (“amended as of xxx date”), and amending laws (as published in official gazettes or…

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Use HeinOnline to Access Works by Influential Legal Scholars!

Recently, beSpacific.com wrote this post about Drexel University law librarian John Cannan's Law Library Journal piece, "A Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act: How Legislative Procedure Shapes Legislative History." This article was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in its decision in King v. Burwell, decided just last month! HeinOnline is an excellent source of both primary and secondary legal research materials. Users already know that they can retrieve law journal articles from HeinOnline, but it's possible to take your legal research to another…

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HEINONLINE WORLD CONSTITUTIONS: JUNE UPDATE

With the June release, 51 new documents and 16 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.   Costa Rica Our own translation of the Political Statute of the State of 1823. This is the first in a series of translations of historical constitutions for Costa Rica Ecuador Current/latest Spanish text of the Constitution of 2008 as amended to 2011: this is of the Constitutional Court Georgia The Russian text of the current/latest text of the Constitution of 1995 as amended…

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HOLIDAY CLOSING: FRIDAY JULY 3, 2015

The Hein Company will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. Please note: HeinOnline Phone and Live Chat Support will be unavailable. Email will be monitored. We hope you have a great weekend. We will be back in the office Monday, July 6th. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Exciting News from HeinOnline and the American Law Institute!

HeinOnline was already your source for American Law Institute publications, but we are pleased to announce that the American Law Institute Library now contains current content, including pocket parts! The six-month embargo has been lifted, so users can now view both historical and the most recent material in HeinOnline's image-based, fully searchable format. The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The American Law Institute Library in HeinOnline provides…

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Preview Upcoming Interface Enhancements And Research Current Events!

As many of you know, we have been hard at work refreshing the appearance of HeinOnline's interface, and we would like to know what you think of our efforts! Of course, several features are still in development stages, but the design and basic functionality are ready to be unveiled to our customers. We welcome and appreciate both positive feedback and constructive criticism. Let's take a look at what's going on with the Confederate flag situation down south. After the recent tragedy at a historic black…

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Introducing Trends Interactive: A Dialog on Law Libraries and Technology

Trends Interactive: A Dialog on Law Libraries and Technology is replacing the current Trends in Law Library Management and Technology. Trends Interactive will appear regularly as a column on the Hein Blog. The blog posts will cover various topics of interest to law librarians. Some possible topics include: Staffing Issues in the New Millennium Space Planning in the Age of Virtual Collections Collection Building in the 21st Century Outsourcing Law Library Services Using Metrics to Determine Value in the Law Library Moving Toward Specialized Services The posts will be…

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HEINONLINE WORLD CONSTITUTIONS: MAY UPDATE

Last year we began posting monthly updates to our World Constitutions Illustrated Library here, on our blog. We have continued to send quarterly e-mail updates regarding new documents, new titles, and new linking in the World’s Constitutions Illustrated library. Not signed up for e-mails? Click Here» With the May release, 56 new documents and 23 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details. Belize A consolidated text of the Constitution of 1981, as amended to 1988, has been added. Brazil Constitution of 1988 has…

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Introducing a New ScholarCheck Author Ranking Metric!

HeinOnline has added an exciting new metric to its ScholarCheck author rankings! In addition to calculating the number of times an author has been cited by other articles in HeinOnline, by cases, and the number of times accessed in the past 12 months, the number of times an author has been cited only by articles published in the past 10 years will now be calculated. Each metric will account for one quarter of the author's overall ScholarRank. This new scoring metric was influenced by Washington…

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Using ScholarCheck Metrics to Track Trends in Legal Research

HeinOnline's ScholarCheck is a series of tools and features integrated throughout HeinOnline that allow users to view journal articles and cases that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched. Key aspects of ScholarCheck include the ability to analyze the most cited journal articles and authors, link directly to articles and cases that cite an article being viewed, and sort search results by the number of times cited or number of times accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period. Using ScholarCheck…

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