HeinOnline – Research Tips and Tricks

If you’ve forgotten, HeinOnline is a database which includes many types of legal information including, the Law Journal Library, the U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, English Reports, and many more.  HeinOnline is an essential piece of your legal research toolkit.  Here are some ways to keep up with what’s new at HeinOnline.

An easy way to find out what’s new in the HeinOnline collection is to subscribe to the HeinOnline Blog (click to see what the blog is like).  The blog provides tips and tricks for better research; covers new databases, content, and tools; and takes current events and relates them to the wealth of material available in HeinOnline.  To subscribe go to; forms.feedblitz.com/7b8,  fill out the quick form (name and email address), then click on “Subscribe.”

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In case you have any questions while using HeinOnline, remember, you can call, email holsupport@wshein.com, or visit help.heinonline.org for FAQs, training videos, and more.

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MyHein is available to anyone using HeinOnline.  You create an account which allows you to bookmark articles and other documents, create and save search queries, and set up eTOC alerts for any serial publication.  To access go to HeinOnline through the library’s homepage and click on the link to HeinOnline under “Research and Reference.”  Once at HeinOnline, click the down arrow next to “MyHein” to get started.

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Another feature of HeinOnline is their Dropbox integration.  You can download pdfs from HeinOnline directly into your Dropbox account from your search results.

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HeinOnline has introduced a new search tool called, “More Like This.”  The new tool reads article text to determine “interesting words” and then looks for similar articles using these words.  If you want to find out more about the new search tool just click on this link for More Like This.  HeinOnline also has a “Searching 101 Quick Reference Guide” to help users search the system more effectively.

These are just some of the features and help available to you from HeinOnline.  Take advantage of these tools to help improve and expand your research.

 

 

November 2017 New Books

In November 2017, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

EVIDENCE

  1. Julian Moore, Speed Learning Graphology: the art of handwriting analysis (2012).

HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

  1. Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Textbook of Global Health (2017).
  2. Mara Buchbinder, Michele Rivkin-Fish, and Rebecca L. Walker eds., Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: new conversations across the disciplines (2016).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Wendy Nelson Espeland and Michael Sauder, Engines of Anxiety: academic rankings, reputation, and accountability (2016).

RELIGION

  1. Kathryn Rountree, Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements and Nationalist Impulses (2013).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

October 2017 New Books

In October 2017, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

AIR AND SPACE LAW

  1. Donna A. Dulo, ed., Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace: critical issues, technology, and the law (2015).

CIVIL RIGHTS, GENERALLY

  1. Louis Filler, ed., Wendell Phillips on Civil Rights and Freedom (1965).

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GENERALLY

  1. W.B. Allen and Gordon Lloyd, eds., The Essential Antifederalist (2002).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Benjamin Rachlin, Ghost of the Innocent Man: a true story of trial and redemption (2017).

FAMILY LAW

  1. Forrest S. Mosten and Elizabeth Potter Scully, Unbundled Legal Services: a family lawyer’s guide (2017).

INFORMATION PRIVACY

  1. John Bandler, Cybersecurity for the Home and Office: the lawyer’s guide to taking charge of your own information security (2017).
  2. Stephen S. Wu, A Guide to HIPAA Security and the Law (2016).

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

  1. Jay Dratler, Jr., Cyberlaw: intellectual property in the digital millennium (2000).

JUDGES

  1. Rebecca Shriver Davis, Justice Leah Ward Sears: seizing serendipity (2013).

JURISPRUDENCE

  1. Bryan A. Garner, et. al., The Law of Judicial Precedent (2016).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Milana L. Hogan, Grit, the Secret to Advancement: stories of successful women lawyers (2017).
  2. Ronda Muir, Beyond Smart: lawyering with emotional intelligence (2017).

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

  1. Ted Stewart, Supreme Power: 7 pivotal Supreme Court decisions that had a major impact on America (2017).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

July 2017 New Books

In July 2017, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

  1. Sarah E. Redfield, ed., Enhancing Justice: reducing bias (2017).

AIR AND SPACE LAW

  1. Timothy M. Ravich, Commercial Drone Law: digest of U.S. and global UAS rules, policies, and practices (2017).

BANKING AND FINANCE

  1. Jesse Eisinger, The Chickenshit Club: why the Justice Department fails to prosecute executives (2017).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc., 24 Tips for Teaching Writing (2017).

LEGAL HISTORY

  1. William E. Nelson, The Common Law in Colonial America: The Middle Colonies and the Carolinas, 1660-1730 (2016).
  2. G. Edward White, Law in American History (2012).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Gary P. Bauer, Solo Lawyer by Design: a plan for success in any practice (2017).
  2. Jocelyn K. Glei, Unsubscribe: how to kill email anxiety, avoid distractions, and get real work done (2016).
  3. Jo Ellen Dardick Lewis, Telling Your Story: a step-by-step guide to drafting persuasive legal resumes and cover letters (2017).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Peter Hernon, Robert E. Dugan, and Joseph R. Matthews, Getting Started with Evaluation (2014).
  2. Robert E. Dugan, Peter Hernon, and Danuta A. Nitecki, Viewing Library Metrics from Different Perspectives: inputs, outputs, and outcomes (2009).
  3. Peter Hernon, Robert E. Dugan, and Joseph R. Matthews, Managing with Data: using ACRLMetrics and PLAmetrics (2015).
  4. John M. Budd, Six Issues Facing Libraries Today: critical perspectives (2017).
  5. John Palfrey, BiblioTech: why libraries matter more than ever in the age of Google (2015).
  6. R. David Lankes, Expect More: demanding better libraries for today’s complex world (2016).
  7. Beth McNeil, Fundamentals of Library Supervision (2017).
  8. Masanori Koizumi, Inherent Strategies in Library Management (2017).
  9. Yago S. Cura and Max Macias, eds., Librarians with Spines: information agitators in an age of stagnation (2017).

POLITICS

  1. Pietro S. Nivola and David W. Brady, eds., Red and Blue Nation?: characteristics and causes of America’s polarized politics (2013).

SENTENCING AND PUNISHMENT

  1. Todd C. Peppers, with Margaret A. Anderson, A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and her struggle against the death penalty (2017).

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW

  1. Vincent A. Gallagher, Worker Injury Third Party Cases: recognizing and proving liability (2017).

All of these books are available at the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.

Bloomberg Law: Litigation Analytics – Searching by Law Firm

This is the third of a four part series spotlighting Bloomberg Law Analytics.

Today we will perform a search by firm with the firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. This firm has offices in offices all across the world, including Dallas and Houston.

Narrowing the Date Range at the top of the page, we see that there are 158 appearances by Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP within the past year.

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And they appeared in these types of cases over the last year:

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And in these jurisdictions:

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After narrowing by different case types at the top of the page, you can track the firm’s litigation history below by clicking on the second chart tab.

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Again, each time you filter your search, the resulting dockets will generate under the charts.

You can also narrow your results by case type, represented company, and jurisdiction at the top of the page.

Access to the Bloomberg Law database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.