Daily Archives: Tuesday 10 September 2013

Great Resources: HeinOnline – International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family

This forty-second installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

heinonline-logoAffiliated with the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family, the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family (IJJF) is a peer-reviewed academic journal established to foster the publication of scholarly works relating to the foundations of family life and family law and to promote a deeper understanding of the principles upon which families are based and the governmental policies that affect family life.

The IJJF is a recent addition to the available resources regarding the jurisprudence of the family, having been first published in the summer of 2011.  The first volume was primarily based on the papers presented at the 2010 Jurisprudence of the Family Symposium presented by the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family, and the IJJF has since continued to publish one volume annually, each including contributions by leading scholars from all over the world.  The contributing authors represent a wide variety of cultures, legal systems, religions, and schools of jurisprudence.

While this is a relatively new resource, it may provide very valuable insights and information for researchers interested in family law and jurisprudence, especially as it relates to international and comparative law.

To access the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family, click here and select HeinOnline under Legal Search Engines Research.

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of the Congress and the Courts collection, the History of Supreme Court Nominations collection, the Session Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical Archive, the U.S. International Trade Library, the Children’s Law Journal, the Intellectual Property Law Collection, the State Attorney General Reports and Opinions, the American Indian Law Collection, the World Constitutions Illustrated collection, the Taxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I and II collection, the U.S. Presidential LibraryEnglish Reports, the World Trials Library, the U.S. Supreme Court Library, the Federal Register Library, the Foreign & International Law Resources Database, the National Moot Court Competition collection, the American Law Institute Library, the History of Bankruptcy:  Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III, the Statutes of the Realm collection, the Legal Classics Library, the History of International Law, the U.S. Federal Legislative History LibraryPentagon PapersTreaties and Agreements Librarythe Canada Supreme Court Reports/Revised Statutes of CanadaU.S. Congressional Documents, the European Centre for Minority Issues, the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, & Appeals, the Law Journal Library, the Selden Society Publications and The History of Early English Law, the Subject Compilations of State LawsEarly American Case LawSpinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, the Philip C. Jessup Library, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws collection, and Harvard Research in International Law.

Cleaning up social media

Worried about what potential employers might see on your Twitter feed or Facebook page from a few years ago? Ever wished you could start over fresh in your social media life. If you’ve ever tried, you know how frustrating it can be. It’s almost like those social media sites don’t want you to leave. Actually, they do intentionally make closing or deleting an account complicated. But help is on the way. Take a look at Justdelete.me, a UK-based website that offers ratings of the difficulty of closing and removing your accounts on over 250 different social media apps and services.  There are also instructions for deleting your accounts on most of the sites in the list.  Now if there were only a way to vacuum up all those posts that got shared or re-Tweeted.

Great Resources: HeinOnline – Harvard Research in International Law

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This forty-first installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

HeinOnline’s Harvard Research in International Law collection is another relatively small resource within Hein, however it  provides focused access to Harvard’s international law research project of 1929-1939. This includes both the original materials, commentaries with analysis, as well as a link to Hein’s Law Journal Library which searches for relevant articles affiliated with this research. This preset search returns over 41,000 results; however this search contains options to search within and can be further refined (for example, a search within for “Bolivia” narrows these results down to only 1,323 results and could be narrowed even more).

As for the materials themselves, the original documents section provides a look at the documents themselves as produced and edited from 1929 to 1939. The commentaries take a look at this project from the vantage point of 2007 and give a modern analysis. An interesting aspect of this collection is definitely the time frame, as the years 1929-1939 (the decade culminating in the outbreak of World War Two in Europe) would have been a turbulent time in international law. From the first page of the original documents this frame of reference is readily apparent through mentions of the United Nations’ ill-fated predecessor, the League of Nations.

This collection would definitely be worth a look for anyone interested in international law or the 1929-1939 time period.

To access the Harvard Research in International Law collection in Hein, click here, select HeinOnline under “Legal Search Engines Research,” and select the collection from the list to your left. Happy Researching!

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of the Congress and the Courts collection, the History of Supreme Court Nominations collection, the Session Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical Archive, the U.S. International Trade Library, the Children’s Law Journal, the Intellectual Property Law Collection, the State Attorney General Reports and Opinions, the American Indian Law Collection, the World Constitutions Illustrated collection, the Taxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I and II collection, the U.S. Presidential LibraryEnglish Reports, the World Trials Library, the U.S. Supreme Court Library, the Federal Register Library, the Foreign & International Law Resources Database, the National Moot Court Competition collection, the American Law Institute Library, the History of Bankruptcy:  Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III, the Statutes of the Realm collection, the Legal Classics Library, the History of International Law, the U.S. Federal Legislative History LibraryPentagon PapersTreaties and Agreements Librarythe Canada Supreme Court Reports/Revised Statutes of CanadaU.S. Congressional Documents, the European Centre for Minority Issues, the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, & Appeals, the Law Journal Library, the Selden Society Publications and The History of Early English Law, the Subject Compilations of State LawsEarly American Case LawSpinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, the Philip C. Jessup Library, and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws collection.