Major Enhancement to Session Laws Library Underway!

HeinOnline is well known for encouraging customer feedback, and many features that have been implemented over the past several months have been the direct result of suggestions received from users. Earlier this year, we sent a survey to our customers, and several responses indicated that users wanted additional indexing in the Session Laws Library. We are pleased to announce that we have a program in place to index all state session laws to the chapter or act level! All new additions to the Session Laws…

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Getting Started with HeinOnline: New Quick Reference Guide Available

Last week, HeinOnline released its updated interface! So far, feedback has been mostly positive; however, we realize that with any change, there is an adjustment period. In order to make this transition as easy as possible for our users, we have created a Getting Started in HeinOnline Quick Reference Guide to help users adjust to the changes we've made. Enhancements to the interface include a stationary search bar which is available on all pages in HeinOnline: The interface is now responsive, and therefore extremely mobile…

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HEINONLINE WORLD CONSTITUTIONS: JULY UPDATE

With the July release, 65 new documents and 12 new titles have been added to World Constitutions Illustrated; see below for details.   Austria 24 documents have been added: The process of including all the amending laws to the Constitution of 1920/1929/1930/1945 begins this month   Colombia The Constitution of 1991 was amended by two Legislative Acts of June and July 2015, the second of which is a major and lengthy reform  The text of the amending laws in Spanish We are beginning to add…

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HeinOnline’s Enhanced Interface Is Almost Here!

We have been diligently working on updating the HeinOnline interface for the past several months, and we are excited to announce that it will be released early next week! Main Features of the Enhanced Interface The enhanced interface uses responsive web design, which means HeinOnline will be mobile-device friendly and will adjust to the size of your tablet, smartphone or computer monitor! The search bar will remain stationary and available on all pages of HeinOnline. The appearance of HeinOnline has been streamlined and simplified. The…

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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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