Great Resources – HeinOnline: U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection

heinonline-logoThis fifty-fifth installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

HeinOnline’s database “U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection” is a resource that contains information, including government documents, Commission reports, hearing transcripts, and other various materials generated by or pertaining to the operation of the Attorney General’s office and the Department of Justice, as well as other Federal.  There are items from as far back as the 1860’s, including the department’s “Opinion on the Constitutional Power of the Military to Try and Execute Assassins of the President,” from 1865; and “Opinions of the Confederate Attorneys General,” from 1861-1865.  There are a number of items from the 1960’s and 1970’s, and only a few from more recent years.  There are a number of transcripts of confirmation hearings of past attorney general nominees.  The sources are listed in alphabetical order; it would be more logical to arrange them in chronological order.  The volumes can be searched by citation, or by keywords.

To access the Index to U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection, click here and select HeinOnline under Legal Search Engines Research.

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of these other helpful resources: Congress and the CourtsHistory of Supreme Court NominationsSession Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical ArchiveU.S. International Trade LibraryChildren’s Law Journal,  Intellectual Property Law Collection,  State Attorney General Reports and OpinionsAmerican Indian Law CollectionWorld Constitutions IllustratedTaxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I and IIU.S. Presidential LibraryEnglish ReportsWorld Trials LibraryU.S. Supreme Court LibraryFederal Register LibraryForeign & International Law Resources DatabaseNational Moot Court CompetitionAmerican Law Institute LibraryHistory of Bankruptcy:  Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part IIIStatutes of the RealmLegal Classics LibraryHistory of International LawU.S. Federal Legislative History LibraryPentagon PapersTreaties and Agreements Library, Canada Supreme Court Reports/Revised Statutes of CanadaU.S. Congressional DocumentsEuropean Centre for Minority IssuesForeign Relations of the United States (FRUS)U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, & AppealsLaw Journal LibrarySelden Society Publications and The History of Early English LawSubject Compilations of State LawsEarly American Case LawSpinelli’s Law Library Reference ShelfHarvard Journal of Law & TechnologyPhilip C. Jessup LibraryNational Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State LawsHarvard Research in International Law International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the FamilyAssociation of American Law Libraries (AALL)Association of American Law Schools (AALS)United States CodeManual of Patent Examining ProcedureBar JournalsCode of Federal Regulations,United Nations Law CollectionCataloging Online,  Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications, U.S. Statutes at Large, and Foreign Legal Periodicals.

Great Resources: HeinOnline – Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

This fifty-fourth installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

heinonline-logoThe Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is a multilingual index to articles and book reviews in over 500 legal journals from around the world.  It is produced by the Berkeley Law Library at the University of California, Berkeley for the American Association of Law Libraries.  The IFLP is an excellent resource for anyone researching public or private international law, comparative or foreign law, or the law of jurisdictions other than the United States, the UK, Canada and Australia.  The IFLP also includes analysis of the contents of about 80 individually published collections of legal essays, Festschriften, Melanges, and congress reports each year.

The IFLP collection dates back to 1985 (with a digitized version of the entire print index dating back to 1960) and includes records covering more than 265,000 articles and over 31,000 book reviews.  It also contains links to the full text of the more than 34,000 articles and book reviews that are available in HeinOnline’s other collections.  The IFLP collection is fully searchable by keyword, title, country of publication, and many other access points.

To access the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, click here and select HeinOnline under Legal Search Engines Research.

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of these other helpful resources: Congress and the CourtsHistory of Supreme Court NominationsSession Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical ArchiveU.S. International Trade LibraryChildren’s Law Journal,  Intellectual Property Law Collection,  State Attorney General Reports and OpinionsAmerican Indian Law CollectionWorld Constitutions IllustratedTaxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I and IIU.S. Presidential LibraryEnglish ReportsWorld Trials LibraryU.S. Supreme Court LibraryFederal Register LibraryForeign & International Law Resources DatabaseNational Moot Court CompetitionAmerican Law Institute LibraryHistory of Bankruptcy:  Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part IIIStatutes of the RealmLegal Classics LibraryHistory of International LawU.S. Federal Legislative History LibraryPentagon PapersTreaties and Agreements Library, Canada Supreme Court Reports/Revised Statutes of CanadaU.S. Congressional DocumentsEuropean Centre for Minority IssuesForeign Relations of the United States (FRUS)U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, & AppealsLaw Journal LibrarySelden Society Publications and The History of Early English LawSubject Compilations of State LawsEarly American Case LawSpinelli’s Law Library Reference ShelfHarvard Journal of Law & TechnologyPhilip C. Jessup LibraryNational Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State LawsHarvard Research in International Law International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the FamilyAssociation of American Law Libraries (AALL)Association of American Law Schools (AALS)United States CodeManual of Patent Examining ProcedureBar JournalsCode of Federal Regulations,United Nations Law CollectionCataloging Online,  Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications, and U.S. Statutes at Large.

Great Resources: HeinOnline – U.S. Statutes at Large

This fifty-third installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

heinonline-logoThe United States Statutes at Large is the official source for laws and resolutions passed by Congress.  Originally published by Little, Brown and Company beginning in 1845, responsibility for publication was transferred to the Government Printing Office in 1874.  HeinOnline now offers access to the entire archive of the United States Statutes at Large, dating back to 1789.   Every law, public and private, ever enacted by Congress is included in the U.S. Statutes at large, including all treaties and international agreements approved by the Senate prior to 1948. Also included is the Declaration of IndependenceArticles of Confederation, the Constitution, amendments to the Constitution, Indian and international treaties, and presidential proclamations.

Researchers can browse by volume, popular name, or public law number, as well as browse within Indian or international treaties.  The collection features a convenient Citation Navigator to help find documents easily.  The collection also includes several helpful compilations, including compilations of early federal codes, as well as titles compiled by subject, to help the researcher find subject-specific documents without having to search the entire collection.

To access U.S. Statutes at Large, click here and select HeinOnline under Legal Search Engines Research.

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of these other helpful resources: Congress and the CourtsHistory of Supreme Court NominationsSession Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical ArchiveU.S. International Trade LibraryChildren’s Law Journal,  Intellectual Property Law Collection,  State Attorney General Reports and OpinionsAmerican Indian Law CollectionWorld Constitutions IllustratedTaxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I and IIU.S. Presidential LibraryEnglish ReportsWorld Trials LibraryU.S. Supreme Court LibraryFederal Register LibraryForeign & International Law Resources DatabaseNational Moot Court CompetitionAmerican Law Institute LibraryHistory of Bankruptcy:  Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part IIIStatutes of the RealmLegal Classics LibraryHistory of International LawU.S. Federal Legislative History LibraryPentagon PapersTreaties and Agreements Library, Canada Supreme Court Reports/Revised Statutes of CanadaU.S. Congressional DocumentsEuropean Centre for Minority IssuesForeign Relations of the United States (FRUS)U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, & AppealsLaw Journal LibrarySelden Society Publications and The History of Early English LawSubject Compilations of State LawsEarly American Case LawSpinelli’s Law Library Reference ShelfHarvard Journal of Law & TechnologyPhilip C. Jessup LibraryNational Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State LawsHarvard Research in International Law International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the FamilyAssociation of American Law Libraries (AALL)Association of American Law Schools (AALS)United States CodeManual of Patent Examining ProcedureBar JournalsCode of Federal Regulations,United Nations Law CollectionCataloging Online, and Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications.

Google Helps Build and Share World Constitutions

Google has added one more tool to its internet search arsenal: access to world constitutions. Constitute is a part of the Comparative Constitutions Project, a joint effort between University College London, the University of Texas, and the University of Chicago, and powered by Google Ideas. Constitute allows constitution scholars, drafters, or just curious world citizens to explore and compare constitutions from all over the world all for free. Users can view constitutions by country or year, by topic, or run a search for keywords. Constitute makes for a great addition to constitutional research resources.

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Great Resources: HeinOnline – Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications

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

While the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications collection may be small compared to other HeinOnline databases, the documents it offers are an extremely valuable resource for one searching for sources of commentary in this field. Slightly larger than 50 items, this collection is made up largely of publications from the 1950s-1970s and focuses largely on US foreign relations with many European nations and especially with the Soviet Union.

Among these are materials on comparing Soviet and Western law as well as commentary and histories of the Soviet legal system. The materials also include interpretations of foreign legal codes as well as selected readings on foreign and comparative law. This collection would definitely be worth a look for anyone interested in, or researching, international law.

To access the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications database 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 these other helpful resources: Congress and the Courts, History of Supreme Court Nominations, Session Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical Archive, U.S. International Trade Library, Children’s Law JournalIntellectual Property Law CollectionState Attorney General Reports and Opinions, American Indian Law Collection, World Constitutions Illustrated, Taxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I and II, U.S. Presidential LibraryEnglish Reports, World Trials Library, U.S. Supreme Court Library, Federal Register Library, Foreign & International Law Resources Database, National Moot Court Competition, American Law Institute Library, History of Bankruptcy:  Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III, Statutes of the Realm, Legal Classics Library, History of International Law, U.S. Federal Legislative History Library, Pentagon Papers, Treaties and Agreements Library, Canada Supreme Court Reports/Revised Statutes of Canada, U.S. Congressional Documents, European Centre for Minority Issues, Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, & Appeals, Law Journal Library, Selden Society Publications and The History of Early English Law, Subject Compilations of State LawsEarly American Case LawSpinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Philip C. Jessup Library, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Harvard Research in International Law , International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family, Association of American Law Libraries (AALL), Association of American Law Schools (AALS), United States Code, Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Bar Journals, Code of Federal Regulations, United Nations Law Collection, and Cataloging Online.

Great Resources – HeinOnline: Cataloging Online

heinonline-logoThis fifty-first installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

HeinOnline, available through the Coleman Karesh’s electronic resources, contains a database called “Cataloging Online,” which provides users with access to various catalogues, classification schedules, and reference materials.  Some of the available materials include Catalogue of the Library of the Law School of Harvard University, which is a two-volume set from 1909; Finding the law:  A Workbook on Legal Research for Laypersons; Law Books, Their Purposes and Their Use; Cataloging Rules with Explanations and Illustrations; and Library of Congress Subject Headings manuals.  Users may browse Library of Congress subject headings and also perform searches within them.  This resource includes some obscure materials, and is a useful tool for learning more about legal research.

To access Cataloging Online, 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, the Harvard Research in International Law collection, and the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family collection, the Association of American Law Libraries (AALL), the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the United States Code, the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Bar JournalsCode of Federal Regulations, and United Nations Law Collection.

Great Resources: HeinOnline – United Nations Law Collection

This fiftieth installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

heinonline-logoFor anyone interested in researching international or comparative law, HeinOnline provides access to a complete online collection of exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications.  The collection is divided into nine unique sections: Treaty Publications, International Court of Justice (ICJ), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Tribunal for the Law of the Seas (ITLOS), United Nations Yearbooks, United Nations Serials, Codification and Progressive Development of International Law, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), and Other Related Works.  Each of these sections contains numerous resources that can provide a wealth of information on a broad range of topics regarding international law.

In order to facilitate research and decrease the amount of time spent searching for relevant documents, this collection features unique Finding Aids that allow researchers to search this voluminous collection quickly and easily.  Researchers can search by United Nations or League of Nations Treaty Series Citation, search the full texts of documents for key words or phrases, or search International Agreements by Popular Title, just to give examples of a few of these helpful tools.

To access The United Nations Law Collection, 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, the Harvard Research in International Law collection, and the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family collection, the Association of American Law Libraries (AALL), the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the United States Code, the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Bar Journals, and the Code of Federal Regulations.

Great Resources: HeinOnline – Code of Federal Regulations

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

HeinOnline’s Code of Federal Regulations database provides access to the CFR from its beginning in 1938 to the present day. This collection, while not as diverse in its content as some others, certainly provides in-depth coverage of the regulations. The database is searchable by Year, Title, Part or Section – as well as through a convenient citation locator tool. And, as with much of the content available on Hein, the items retrieved are presented as scanned images of the actual documents.

One may also further explore the collection through helpful links found to the left of the screen: these resources include indexes, lists of sections affected by updates, reference/research guides, and help features. This database would be an excellent research tool for anyone seeking to compare changes in certain regulations over a number of years, or even someone working from home and needing a section of a recent volume.

To access the Code of Federal Regulations database 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, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws collection, the Harvard Research in International Law collection, and the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family collection, the Association of American Law Libraries (AALL), the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the United States Code, the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, and the Bar Journals collection.

Great Resources: HeinOnline – Manual of Patent Examining Procedure

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

heinonline-logoThe Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) is published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an agency in the United States Department of Commerce.  The MPEP  is based on Chapter 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which derives its authority from Title 35 of the United States Code.  The MPEP is an indispensable resource for patent attorneys and agents and patent examiners to assure that USPTO regulations are followed.  The Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (more commonly referred to as the patent bar) requires extensive knowledge of the MPEP.

Originally published in 1920, the current version of the MPEP  is the 8th edition, Revision 9, published in August 2012.  HeinOnline provides access to every edition of the MPEP in a web-based, fully searchable format.  This provides a valuable resource to any researcher interested in current patent law or the development of patent examining procedures over time.

To access the Manual of Patent Examining Procedures, 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, the Harvard Research in International Law collection, and the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family collection, the Association of American Law Libraries (AALL), the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), and the United States Code.

Great Resources: HeinOnline – United States Code

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

HeinOnline’s United States Code database provides access to every installment of the Code from its beginnings in 1925/1926 to the most recent available volume. This resource is especially useful for finding scanned copies of older statutes when the printed volumes are not available, if you are researching from home, or if you would like to make use of Hein’s search features.

This collection also includes older resources covering US statutes before the Code as well as relevant commentaries. While not as organized as the section on the Code itself, these additional documents offer insight on federal statutory authority before the inception of the US Code.

HeinOnline also offers a database covering the US Statutes at Large: stay tuned for coverage of this and other databases in upcoming installments of Great Resources!

To access the United States Code database 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, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws collection, the Harvard Research in International Law collection, and the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family collection, the Association of American Law Libraries (AALL), and the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).