Thursday, October 28, 2010

New HeinOnline Intellectual Property Law Collection

HeinOnline has recently introduced the Intellectual Property Law Collection. This new collection focuses on copyrights, patents and trademarks in the United States. It includes various materials including legislative histories, Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Code of Federal Regulations Title 37, U.S. Code Titles 17 & 35, books, periodicals and more. Access and learn more about the Intellectual Property Law Collection at:

Friday, October 15, 2010

New U.S. Government Printing Office Federated Search Tool

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) just released a federated search tool for retrieving U.S. Government Publications entitled MetaLib. Metalib simultaneously searches about 53 Federal Government databases and provides reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online. Users can conduct basic, advanced, and expert searches with the ability to restrict broad topic areas. Access and learn about Metablib at:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New HeinOnline Features and Enhancements

HeinOnline has introduced some new features to its database that will make researching easier and faster. The New York Legal Research Library now has a chart which allows you to sort by Collection, Court, Year, Volume or Citation. They have also introduced a Google RSS feed to World Constitutions Illustrated Library which links to the latest news about the constitution for that country. Lastly, Faceted Searching Technology has been added to Title Lookup which will display publication search results grouped by Collection. Read and learn about these features at:

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 Database

The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978 database provides a comprehensive collection of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court. It includes transcripts, applications for review, motions, petitions, supplements and other official papers. Access the database at:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Informative Visual History of the United States Supreme Court

Timeplots recently published a visual history of the United States Supreme Court from 1789 to 2010. The poster contains biographical information on all of the justices with a visualization of the influence of U.S. presidents and their political parties on the Court. It also provides summaries of landmark cases with vote counts for each case as well. Access the full visual at: