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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

New Libraries from Hein Online

From the Hein Online Listserv, 1/31/2006:

New from Hein Online:

1. HeinOnline's U.S. Federal Legislative Histories Library

This new database includes complete federal legislative histories
on such landmark Acts as the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, North American Free Trade Agreement
(NAFTA), Railway Labor Act of 1926, USA Patriot Act, Civil Rights
Act of 1991, Federal Copyright Law, The Legislative Histories of the
Major Enactmentsof the 105th Congress, Legislative History of the
Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and more.

Also new is the Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories
database, derived from the looseleaf publication, "Sources of
Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government
Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books," by Nancy P.
Johnson. Her work includes compilations of congressional
documents for major laws and also references legal periodicals,
treatises and looseleaf services.

2. U.S. Statutes at Large Library

Within HeinOnline's Statutes at Large library collection,
researchers may browse by volume, popular name, Indian
Treaty, or "Other Treaty", which refers to the treaties entered
into between the United States and another country (treaties
are found in Statutes at Large until 1948).

Both of these new libraries employ a new search tool, Lucerne,
which enables researchers to narrow the content of their
searches based on additional criteria not currently found in
HeinOnline's traditional search tools.

Hein Online may be accessed by Syracuse University
users from the Barclay Law Library web site at: